Baringo Governor has pledged cooperation and support to GDC’s geothermal project. GDC is already preparing to commence drilling activities in the vast county which boasts of a geothermal potential of 3,000MW.
Speaking yesterday when he paid courtesy call to the Managing Director & CEO Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe at Kawi House, Baringo County Governor H. E Hon. Stanley Kiptis, said that it’s critical for the two entities to cooperate and support each other, expressing happiness with the ongoing work at the Lake Baringo-Silali Geothermal Project.
Phase I of the project is expected to provide 100 MW. The Government of Kenya (GoK) is funding the construction of access roads and community engagement initiatives while KfW has given GDC a concessional loan for the drilling of geothermal wells and installing a pipeline to supply water for drilling.
GDC has also developed a scope of collaboration with the Baringo County Government for GDC to provide specialized training in geothermal resource development for youth in the area.