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Kalahari Geo Energy considers geothermal energy in Zambia

Kalahari Geo Energy Ltd has entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Zambian Government for geothermal energy exploration rights to “certain identified targets”.

By Renewable Energy Focus staff

Zambia is largely supplied by hydropower, but an increase in energy demand is necessitating the country to look at other energy sources.

Kalahari Geo Energy says it aims to test, develop and use geothermal power in Zambia and other African countries.

In 2011 Kalahari Energy will:

  • Complete hydrochemistry sampling of the identified targets;
  • Complete a remote sensing programme;
  • Conduct geophysics programmes at more prospective targets – with the possibility of preliminary shallow drilling in 2012.

Peter Vivian-Neal, CEO of Kalahari Geo Energy, says: “As has been established by historic work, Zambia is prospective for geothermal energy. The company is applying current exploration techniques, which taken with technological advances, are likely to result in a greater understanding of the nature of the previously identified geothermal reservoirs, and provide better prospects for their commercial utilisation as an energy source.”

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