Geothermal Power Summit

Monday, 10 September 2012

Session 0.2.1
GEOTHERMAL EXPANSION

09h30 – 09h45

Introduction & opening
Facilitator: Meseret Teklemariam Zemedkun, Programme Manager, ARGeo, Regional Office for Africa, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya

09h45 – 10h10

Current and planned projects in the East Africa region
Meseret Teklemariam Zemedkun, Programme Manager, ARGeo, Regional Office for Africa, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya

No presentation

10h10 – 10h30

Mbaka Fault in SW Tanzania as a target for geothermal energy utilization
Horst Kreuter, Intra Energy, Tanzania

Session 0.2.2
GEOTHERMAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT

11h00 – 11h35

Effective planning and management of geothermal projects for maximum expansion – some case study examples from GDC
Geoffrey Mabea, corporate Planning Department, Geothermal Development Company, Kenya

11h35 – 12h15

Panel discussion – The challenges of geothermal expansion in East Africa
Dr Silas Simiyu, CEO, Geothermal Development Company, Kenya
Meseret Teklemariam Zemedkun, Programme Manager, ARGeo, Regional Office for Africa, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya

Session 0.2.3
ENABLING THE GEOTHERMAL INVESTMENT CLIMATE FOR PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION

13h30 – 14h15

Access to finance: bankable geothermal projects in East Africa
Martin Schubert, Senior Manager, KfW Development Bank, Tanzania

14h35 – 15h00

The geothermal legal and regulatory framework: Kenya’s model
Engineer Kaburu Mwirichia, Director General, Electricity Regulatory Commission, Kenya

Session 0.2.4
BUILDING TECHNOLOGICAL KNOW-HOW TO DRIVE CAPACITY EXPANSION

15h30 – 15h45

Bridging the skills gap: addressing the lack of local technological & professional expertise: how can the East African geothermal sector attract new talent?
Dr Nicholas Mariita, Chief Superintendant, KenGen, Kenya

Session 0.2.5
NOVEL GEOTHERMAL DRILLING TECHNOLOGIES TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY: THREE KENGEN CASE STUDIES

15h45 – 16h00

Case study 1: Drilling for well productivity: the challenges & successes at Olkaria geothermal field
Dickson Munyoki, Senior Drilling Engineer, KenGen, Kenya

16h00 – 16h15

Case study 2: Hydraulic fracturing to enhance well productivity in Olkaria
Eric Rop, KenGen, Kenya

16h15 – 16h30

Case study 3: Geothermal wellhead technology
Roy Bwoma & Ronoh Kibet, Geothermal Project Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Engineer, KenGen, Kenya

Session 0.2.6
CLOSING DISCUSSION, SUMMARY & CONCLUSIONS

16h30 – 17h00

Closing
Facilitator: Meseret Teklemariam Zemedkun, Programme Manager, ARGeo, Regional Office for Africa, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya