Uganda is one of the East African countries with strong geothermal potential. The real challenge is obviously in exploitation, but the government is now showing its ambition which is to produce 100 MW of the renewable energy by 2025.
Thanks to the great Rift Valley in East Africa, several countries in the region have enormous geothermal potential, often untapped. This is the case in Uganda, which is in great need of energy to support economic growth and keep industries running. According to the Ugandan Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, electricity needs are growing by an average of 8% each year. The country’s production capacity is currently capped at 893 MW, while, according to the same source, Uganda has a geothermal potential of 1,500 MW.
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