Direct Use Market Sounding Webinar – 5th May 2022 – Project Pitches2022-04-06T10:55:08+03:00

Direct Use Market Sounding Webinar – 5th May 2022 – Project Pitches

April 6th, 2022

Dear Geothermal Enthusiast,

On 5th of May 2022 at 2 p.m. East African Time (EAT), the African Union Commission will host a Geothermal Direct Use Market Sounding Webinar.

The webinar aims to capture the current and future market situation for direct use projects in East Africa to set up a NEW funding programme explicitly dedicated to direct use projects!

To illustrate the demand for such a programme, it is required to submit project pitches, which will also serve as base for the design of the programme.

You can submit descriptions of already completed projects, planned projects or project ideas.

GRMF will review all project pitches and give selected projects the possibility to be presented during the webinar.

Submit your Project Pitch now!

You will find the GRMF Project Pitch Document attached to this mail.

Please fill and send it to grmf@roedl.com until 21st April 2022.

Now is the time to act for Geothermal Direct Use in East Africa!

We look forward to your submissions and participation in the webinar.

Register now under www.grmf-eastafrica.org/direct-use

For further questions, please feel free to contact grmf@roedl.com & grmf@africa-union.org.

Your GRMF Team

Save the Date – 5th May 2022 – Geothermal Direct Use Webinar2022-03-04T15:37:09+03:00

Save the Date – 5th May 2022 – Geothermal Direct Use Webinar

March 4th, 2022

On 5th May 2022 the RGCU will host a Market Sounding Webinar on Geothermal Direct Use in East Africa.

The African Union Commission’s (AUC) Regional Geothermal Coordination Unit (RGCU) will host a Market Sounding Webinar on Geothermal direct Use on 5th May 2022.

The webinar aims to capture the current and future market situation for direct use projects in East Africa to set up a funding programme!

Which projects are out there?

Where are these projects located?

What type of direct use application is planned?

The webinar will include presentations on best practice, as well as pitches for planned geothermal direct use projects in East Africa.

It will be possible to submit project pitches to RGCU.

Further information will be available soon.

Kind regards

 

Your GRMF-Team

Information on Received Expressions of Interest for the 7th GRMF Application Round – 31st August 20212021-09-30T16:17:03+03:00

Information on Received Expressions of Interest for the 7th GRMF Application Round – 31st August 2021

September 30th, 2021

The AUC officially acknowledges that on 31 August 2021, ten (10) Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility’s 7th Application Round were received on time and were accepted for bid opening. The seventeen EoI consisted of eight (8) Surface Studies (SS) and two (2) Drilling Programmes (DP). Two (2) projects included a request to support infrastructure upgrades. The EoI came from six countries (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania) and were submitted by private, as well as public entities.

The following Table provides an overview of the submitted applications:

  No.

Name of Bidder

Country of Bidder

Project name

Project type

1. Tanzania Geothermal Development Company Limited (TGDC) Tanzania Luhoi Drilling Programme
2. MUMBI Limited Kenya Kiambogo Drilling Programme
3. Amsas Resource Group Pty, Ltd. Somalia Biyo Kulule Surface Study
4. Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL) Rwanda Bugarma Surface Study
5. Reykjavik Geothermal Ethiopia Abaya Sidama Surface Study
6.  Tanzania Geothermal Development Company Limited (TGDC) Tanzania Meru Surface Study
7. M&M Trans Africa Trading PLC Ethiopia Boseti Surface Study
8. Office Djiboutien de Développement de
l’energie Geothermique (ODDEG)
Djibouti Obock Surface Study
9. Red Rose Boseti Limited Ethiopia Boseti Surface Study
10. Red Rose Meteka Limited Ethiopia Meteka Surface Study

Currently, a completeness check, the identification of potential rejection grounds as well as the full evaluation are carried out.

All applicants with successful EoI in AR 7 – including those who have already passed the EoI stage in the AR 1 to AR 6 but have to-date not managed to submit a successful RfA, will be invited to the mandatory pre-bidding workshop. The exact date and location will be announced in time. Invitation letters shall be sent accordingly.

With kind regards,

Your GRMF team

Results of the 6th Application Round2021-08-09T17:08:38+03:00

Results of the 6th Application Round

July 12th, 2021

The Request for Application (RfA) phase of the 6th GRMF Application Round (AR 6) started on 30 November 2020 after the pre-qualification workshop was held. On 29 January 2021, 10 applications (3 Surface Studies and 10 Drilling Programmes) were formally accepted. These 10 applications were submitted by 7 entities (4 public and 3 private) from 3 countries (Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania) – out of the 12 GRMF countries.

RGCU is pleased to announce that 5 projects qualified for grant award in AR 6 of GRMF (3 Surface Studies and 2 Drilling Programmes).

Please find further information about the qualified project in the following table:

No. Applicant Country Project Name Activity
1 Office Djiboutien de Développement de

l’energie Geothermique (ODDEG)

Djibouti North Ghoubbet Surface Study
2 Office Djiboutien de Développement de

l’energie Geothermique (ODDEG)

Djibouti Alol Surface Study
3 Empakaa Energy Ltd. Kenya Emuruepoli SS Surface Study
4 Tanzania Geothermal Development Company (TGDC) Tanzania Songwe Drilling Programme
5 Geothermal Development Company (GDC) Kenya Menengai West Drilling Programme

.

The cumulative GRMF financial support – including potential continuation premium- for all qualified applications of AR 6 amounts to approximately USD 15.6 million. The entire GRMF pipeline thereby reached a volume of USD 165,35 million.

“The results of the 6th GRMF Application Round show the great development of the East African geothermal market and the increasing number of active market players. With more and more successfully implemented projects and a growing project pipeline, we are moving closer and closer to the goal of the programme: an increased usage of geothermal energy in East Africa. We are therefore also looking forward to a high level of participation in the seventh GRMF application round.”

  • Atef Marzouk, Acting Director AUC-Infrastructure and Energy Department

Geothermal developers can provide Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the 7th GRMF Application Round until 31 August 2021. The kick-off webinar for the 7th GRMF Application Round was held on 22 June 2021. All necessary documents can be downloaded from the GRMF-Homepage. Furthermore, detailed information on the application process, presentations and a recording of the kick-off webinar can be found there.

The AUC’s Regional Geothermal Coordination Unit (RGCU) plans to participate in the World Geothermal Congress 2020+1 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Developers will have the opportunity to meet with RGCU directly at the conference. If interested, please contact RGCU prior to the event.

With best regards,

Your GRMF Team

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