Rwanda: Geothermal Test Drilling Finally Starts in August
5 March 2012
allAfrica.com - March 5, 2012
Efforts to exploit geothermal reserves for electricity generation appear to gather more steam with drilling of the first exploration wells in Karisimbi scheduled to commence in August.
And if the wells are productive, a 10MW power generation plant will immediately be built to convert the steam into electricity as one of the several options the government is exploring to boost power supply. The planned US$ 30 million investment will produce its first power in 2014 if all goes according to plan. Development of infrastructure needed to facilitate the drilling such as water has commenced.