Exploration drilling starts at 600-MW geothermal prospect in Kenya
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September 14 (Renewables Now) - Geothermal Development Company (GDC) has begun exploration drilling at a prospect with over 600 MW in geothermal potential in Baringo County, Kenya.
Exploration drilling at the Korosi Prospect, part of the Baringo-Silali Geothermal Project, started at the beginning of the month. Three wells will be drilled to ascertain the resource's availability, then the company will start appraisal and production drilling.
The state-owned company has already drilled three exploration wells in the Paka Prospect.
The Baringo-Silali project also includes the Silali Prospect and the three prospects together have an estimated capacity of 3,000 MW planned to be developed in phases. As part of the first phase, 100 MW from each prospect will be developed.