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STATUS OF GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION AND PRIVATE SECTOR OPPORTUNITY IN UGANDA. DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEY AND MINES MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND MINERAL DEVELOPMENT. Geothermal Prospects. GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION IN UGANDA. WORK DONE. Reconnaissance surveys in western Uganda begun in 1935.

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status of geothermal exploration and private sector opportunity in uganda

STATUS OF GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION AND PRIVATE SECTOR OPPORTUNITY IN UGANDA

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEY AND MINES

MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND MINERAL DEVELOPMENT

geothermal exploration in uganda
GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATIONIN UGANDA

WORK DONE

Reconnaissance surveys in western Uganda begun in 1935.

Recent (1990s to present) studies focused on surface geology, geochemistry, geophysics at 3 prospects:

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PREVIOUS FINDINGS

UGA/92/002 project: geochemistry resulted in:

160˚ - 200˚C subsurface temps for KATWE

120˚-150˚C for BURANGA

> 200˚C for KIBIRO

UGA/8/003 project: geochemistry resulted in:

140˚C for KATWE

200˚C for BURANGA,

100-140˚C for KIBIRO

Fresh water intrusion may have lowered Kibiro, Katwe readings

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GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION IN UGANDA

RECENT FINDINGS

ICELAND project: preliminary resistivity results suggest best geothermal reservoir at KIBIRO. Drilling required to confirm.

Af. Dev. Bank project: No conclusive geophysics completed for KATWE or BURANGA.

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GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION IN UGANDA

NEAR FUTURE PROGRAMMES

          • BURANGA GEOTHERMAL PROSPECT
  • BGR / Germany funds committed to carry out geological and geophysical exploration
  • Field work scheduled January – March 2005
  • Micro-seismic monitoring will continue till November 2005
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GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION IN UGANDA

NEAR FUTURE PROGRAMMES

  • KATWE-KIKORONGO AND KIBIRO PROSPECTS
  • With World Bank, Iceland support, detailed geological, geochemical and geophysical exploration, including temp gradient drilling, will be carried out at both sites.
  • Procurement in Jan. 2005. Field work in April 2005.
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GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION IN UGANDA

NEAR FUTURE PROGRAMMES

WB, Iceland providing support for geological and geochemical sampling at 43 additional prospects

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GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION IN UGANDA

CONCLUSIONS

  • Due to drought, rapid growth, additional power generation capacity needed urgently
  • Gov’t wants US private sector participation in geo development
  • Uganda energy policies strongly favor private sector power generation, distribution
  • Preliminary subsurface temperature ranges (100 to >200˚C) suitable for power generation at Katwe, Burange, Kibiro prospects
  • Three prospects still at prefeasibility stages
  • World Bank, Iceland, African Development Bank and German government providing prefeasibility assistance. Signficant WB subsidies available for geo rural electrification.
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Near Term Private Sector Opportunity
  • Gov’t recognizes insufficient data exists to establish binding PPAs
  • Gov’t proposes non-binding, MOU-type agreements to obtain private sector expertise, jointly seek financing and pave way for future private sector power generation
contact information
Contact Information
  • Joshua Tuhumwiire, Commissioner

Geological Survey and Mines Dept.Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development

P.O. Box 9 , Entebbe, Uganda

Tel. 256 41 320656/320559/320118Fax: 256 41 320364

gsurvey@starcom.co.ug

  • Steve Hirsch, Geothermal Consultant

(703) 390-5592

stephenhirsch@comcast.net