Geothermal energy has countless benefits, mainly providing clean grid power at the lowest possible cost. Geothermal power plants can also provide economic benefits beyond power (or heat) as a way to stimulate and support the socio-economic development of countries in East Africa, especially near the plant itself. However, innovative technologies in other industries can provide greater power output and greater value, especially when overall grid costs are considered.
In this webinar, innovations will be discussed which allow geothermal resource to have a greater benefit, on both the grid and as an engine of local economic growth in East Africa. Since there is no one “best” strategy, the workshop structure and goal is for participants to start developing strategies tailored to their particular resources, needs, and opportunities.