Gallery: Ethiopia to Develop its Geothermal Energy Potential with a Gra...


The Great Rift Valley countries in Africa have an enormous potential for geothermal energy. With Kenya, Djibouti and Tanzania already developing this potential, Ethiopia is getting serious about it too. Early this year, the Development Bank of Ethiopia announced that it will offer $20 million to kickstart geothermal energy production in the private sector, as part of a program funded by the World Bank. It is hoped that geothermal energy could help to bolster the nation’s hydroelectric power supply, which is threatened by predictions of decreased precipitation and droughts.

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  1. egypt4ever June 24, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Ethiopia,is threatened by drought and they are building a dam,which will threaten Egypt.Egypt has no alternative options for bank should help to solve this problem,it is a good step to fund geothermal energy in Ethiopia ,i hope all good to Ethiopia and the Ethiopians .same time i love Egypt.

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