Geothermal Energy in Eritrea

To address the test, the Ministry of Energy and Mines has been working with various administrative and non-legislative associations to tackle elective wellsprings of energy, including sunlight based, wind, geothermal and hydroelectric. 

Eritrea exists in the African Rift Valley, one of the breaks with volcanic focuses that have a high potential for the use of geothermal energy all around the world. 

Thus, to recognize Eritrea’s potential for geothermal energy, the MEM has been directing exploration in a joint effort with local and worldwide entertainers. 

The main investigation for geothermal energy was done in 1901 when an Italian man, Angelo Marini, started little examination on Alid geothermal sources. 

In 1992, the late Prof. Giorgio Marinelli and a staff member from the Department of Energy visited the Alid region and arranged a proposition for a definite report. 

Studies show that the structural setting and topographical cosmetics of the Danakil Depression gives a reasonable climate to the event of geothermal energy, and the majority of the geothermal indications are related with cracks and blames. 

Most as of late, in January 2015, a joint United Nations Environment Program – Icelandic International Development Agency group visited Eritrea to talk about with agents and partners in Eritrea with respect to the usage of surface investigation concentrated in Alid geothermal region. 

The investigations of the capability of geothermal energy in Eritrea are an approach to begin utilizing the potential. 

As per Mr. Tesfay Ghebrehiwet, the Director of Renewable Energy at MEM, Eritrea has an exceptionally high potential for geothermal energy for both direct use and power. 

We are as of now more centered around sunlight based energy and are pushing toward directing more investigations and analyses on the utilization of geothermal energy in light of the fact that geothermal energy is so far discovered to be appropriate for our state.

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