In India, GEG is driving forward GeoCool — an innovative GEG Cooling project funded in part through a $250k USD grant from the Icelandic government. The target of the project is to explore whether low-temperature geothermal energy could be effectively used as an energy source for the cold storage of apples. GEG’s efforts in India reflect our mission towards social and environmental sustainability, particularly to progress global food security. At the start of drilling operations in August 2022, GEG and the local drilling team obtained the required threshold temperature for cooling on the first attempt. This was very exciting news for the future of our geothermal cold storage project!
In Chile, GEG, Transmark Renewables, and North Tech Energy have partnered up to form Adobera SpA, to develop a geothermal project. In 2021, the project secured a drilling grant under the Geothermal Development Facility, an international donor initiative for the geothermal sector in Latin America. The Adobera project prioritizes social sustainability, community engagement, and the preservation of the natural features in the project area throughout all work stages.
With GEG’s experience of building a series of 15 geothermal plants, we continue to pursue opportunities in Kenya. As such, we are engaged in an IPP geothermal project with a staged development target of initially 9 MW to be expanded up to 140 MW going forward. For the project, we were able to secure a $700k grant from the East Africa Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) for geo-survey work on the project site. We are further engaged with our client, KenGen for parts services for the geothermal wellhead plants delivered and setup under a previous contract for the company.
GEG is exploring the geothermal potential of the Pannonian Basin, in particular within Eastern Croatia, in order to develop a geothermal power plant. We will be acting as the integrated project manager for the license holder, EES Dravacel Energetika. The intended site is located in the town of Slatina, close to the Hungarian border. The project, called Slatina 3, involves abandoned oil wells which hit a high-temperature aquifer, effectively proving the electricity generation potential. Slatina is set within the southwestern region of the Pannonian Basin, where past studies have confirmed a relatively high resource potential. The license area in Slatina is therefore expected to have a high temperature geothermal resource.
Bjarnarflag - 5 MW Iceland
GEG successfully concluded its contract to supply and build a 5 MW turbine-generator package for the Bjarnarflag geothermal power plant by Icelandic national power company Landsvirkjun in the Northeast of Iceland in November 2019. Read more about the replacement package for Bjarnarflag here.
OLK 15 - 5 MW Kenya
OLK 15 was the last plant built under the 14 plant contract with KenGen on well pad WH-39 with an installed power generation capacity of 5 MW.
OLK15 – WH-39, 5.0 MWe, Power online in Aug. ’16, handed over in Dec. ‘16
OLK 14 - 5 MW Kenya
OLK14, WH-905, 5.0 MWe, Power online in Apr. ’16, handed over in Aug. ‘16
OLK 12 & 13 - 10 MW Kenya
OLK13 WH-37B 5.0 MWe Operating since Apr. ’16, handed over in Aug. ’16.
OLK 11 - 5 MW Kenya
The plant OLK 11 has an installed capacity of 5 MW in a single-turbine setup. The plant started operation in March 2016 and was handed over in July 2016.
OLK11 WH-919A 5.0 MWe Operating since Mar. ‘16, handed over in July ‘16
On request of our client KenGen, Green Energy Geothermal International ltd. designed, developed and built two modular at a rated voltage of 11/ 220 kv at rated power of 87.5 MVA and 11/ 132 kv at a rated power of 40 MVA. Two of the substations were set up as portable stations. The substations were set up in 2015/ 2016.
OLK 09 & 10 - 10 MW Kenya
The plants OLK 09 and OLK 10 have both an installed capacity of 5 MW in a single-turbine setup on the same well pad. The started operation in June 2015 and were handed over in June/ July 2015.
OLK09 WH-915C 5.0 MWe Operating since Jun. ‘15, handed over in July ‘15
OLK10 WH-915D 5.0 MWe Operating since June. ’15, handed over in Jun. ’15.
As part of the work for KenGen, Green Energy Geothermal International ltd. also provided several operator training sessions for the staff that operates the geothermal wellhead power plants built by Green Energy Geothermal International ltd. at Olkaria in Kenya.
On request of our client KenGen, Green Energy Geothermal International ltd. designed, developed and built four mobile substations at a rated voltage of 11/ 33 kv and a rated power of 8 MVA. Two of the substations were set up as portable stations. The substations were set up in 2014.
OLK 04-08 - 27.8 MW Kenya
The 5 plants OLK 04 to 08 were set up for KenGen at Olkaria in Kenya on the same well pad set up with wells WH 914, WH 914A, WH 914 B, and WH 914C. The site features three plants with an installed power generation capacity of 5 MW with a single turbine set-up, and two plants with a dual-turbine set up and an installed capacity of 6.4 MW each.
– OLK04 WH-914A 6.4 MWe Operating since Feb. ‘14, handed over in Mar. ‘14
– OLK05 WH-914B 6.4 MWe Operating since Mar. ‘14, handed over in May ’14
– OLK06 WH-914 5.0 MWe Operating since Oct. ‘14, handed over in Jan. ‘15
– OLK07 WH-914 5.0 MWe Operating since Nov. ‘14 Handed over in Jan. ‘15
– OLK08 WH-914C 5.0 MWe Operating since Feb. ‘15 Handed over in May ‘15
OLK 02 & 03 - 12.8 MW Kenya
As part of a larger 14 plant package, Green Energy Geothermal International ltd. installed two 6.4 MW wellhead plants for KenGen at Olkaria. Both plants feature a twin-turbine set up with two 3.2 MW turbine per unit and a combined 12.8 MW of installed power generation capacity.
– OLK02 WH-37A 6.4 MWe Operating since Sep. ‘13 , handed over in Jan. ‘14
– OLK03 WH-43A 6.4 MWe Operating since Nov. ‘13, handed over in Jan. ‘14
OLK 01 - 5.5 MW Kenya
Green Energy Geothermal International ltd.’s (a part of GEG since 2020) pilot plant installed for Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) at Olkaria. The plant has an installed power generation capacity of 5 MW. It started operation in February 2012 and was officially handed over to KenGen in November 2013.