The first well drilling of the Tulu Moye Geothermal Project has been completed
The Tulu Moye geothermal project is underway in two phases to generate 150 megawatts of power.
According to Tulu Moye Geothermal Energy Technical head, Sigurgur Gerison, Ethiopia is a country in the Rift Valley of East Africa and has great potential to generate geothermal energy.
He said there is a potential up to 2,000 megawatts of geothermal energy in Tulu Moye.
According to the technical head, 10 different boreholes will be drilled in two phases to generate 150 megawatts of power.
The project site manager, Rufat Maina, said the first well had been completed and the second had been drilled.
More than one thousand meters out of the 2,500 meters required has now been excavated, he mentioned.
Experts say the project will create jobs for the local community, and upon completion, it will create a variety of job opportunities besides providing electricity.
Construction of the Tulu Moye geothermal Power Project, which is being undertaken by Tulu Moye Geothermal and KenGen Kenyan companies, is expected to be completed in two years with a cost of $ 800 million USD.