Ethiopia Government keen to develop geothermal energy resource: Minister

January 22nd, 2010 | by addis portal |

Source: ENAMinister of Mining and Energy, Alemayehu Tegenu reaffirmed government’s commitment toward developing the geothermal energy resource of the nation since the resource is renewable and environmental-friendly.

Alemayehu said Ethiopia aspires to utilize its geothermal energy resource that exists in the refit valley area of the country through strengthening multilateral and bilateral relations.

The minister made the statement on Thursday while opening a half-day relevant workshop organized on the feasibility study of the Aluto-Langano geothermal energy resource of the country.

The government is fully aware that active participation of the private sector remains crucial toward the development of the sector, the minister noted.

The feasibility study aims at developing the Aluto-Langano geothermal energy resource as per the agreement signed between the Governments of Ethiopia and Japan.

Ethiopia has the potential of producing up to 5,000 megawatt electric power from its geothermal energy resource, according to relevant documents.

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