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Geothermal exploration program in the rift of Assal


Period
2014 - 2020

Implementing agencies
Djibouti Electricity Corporation (EdD)

African partners
Government, Other public body

Names of African partners involved
Centre for Studies and Research of Djibouti, Office of Geothermal Energy Development, Ministry of Energy & Natural Resources, Djibouti

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
AFD; World Bank (IDA) ; ESMAP; GEF; IDA; OFID; AfDB

Geographical scope
Country

Countries where active
Djibouti

Sectors
Renewables, Electricity

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Grid connected generation

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Information and analysis, Policy support / institution building, Project preparation / implementation

Gender focus
No

Climate focus
Yes

Type of financing
Grant

Main objectives
The overall aim is to boost Djibouti sustainable growth, poor in carbon by promoting endogenous sustainable energy: geothermal energy. Specifically, the goal is to reduce the price of electricity, possibility the eviction of thermal centrals, and to support institutionally the capacities of the EDD.

Main activities
The projects will perform three specific activities: 1) 4 drillings between 2000 to 2500m; 2) TA for recruiting a consultancy agency in geothermal energy; 3) support to the EDD by creating a project management unity for implementing the project

Comments

Sources
https://www.afd.fr/fr/programme-dexploration-geothermique-dans-le-rift-assal

Contact information
afddjibouti@afd.fr

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