Ethiopian Geothermal Resources and Their Characteristics

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Conference Paper: Ethiopian Geothermal Resources and Their Characteristics

Ethiopia is considered to be one of the favored countries with respect to high geothermal energy potential. If there is the possibility of exploiting the geothermal resource for direct use and electric energy generation, it can play an important role for the development of the country. Geothermal exploration in Ethiopia dates back to 1969. The country is currently using hydro and thermal plants as electric energy source. The proven geothermal fields, Langano and Tendaho may provide access for the utilization of the geothermal energy for electricity generation in the future. A geothermal power plant with a capacity of about 7 MWe is expected to be on operation at Aluto Langano in the year 1998. In this paper the geothermal resources and the development problems in Ethiopia are discussed briefly.

Zewde Gebregziabher

GRC Annual Meeting; Burlingame, California; 2014/10/12

Geothermal Resources Council, 1997

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Zewde Gebregziabher. 1997. Ethiopian Geothermal Resources and Their Characteristics. In: GRC Transactions. GRC Annual Meeting; 2014/10/12; Burlingame, California. Davis, California: Geothermal Resources Council; p. 361-363