- Kenya’s Geothermal Development Company (GDC) has announced that drilling of the first Paka Well in Baringo County has been successful.
- GDC will be drilling a total of six wells dedicated for the Baringo-Silali Geothermal Project.
- According to the Geothermal Development Authority, Paka one well started to emit steam this past weekend.
GDC Managing director Johnston Ole Nchoe says once completed the Baringo- Silali geothermal project is expected to produce 300 MW of power and will be critical in further lowering the cost of electricity in the country and drive the big four agenda.
The Baringo-Silali project covers three geothermal prospects of Silali, Paka and Korosi with drilling and development of the field will be done in three phases with each well expected to produce 100 MW.
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Currently Kenya has 690 MW of installed geothermal capacity with the country targeting to have 5530 MW of geothermal by the year 2030.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal