Kenya will provide technical support to Djibouti in the development of renewable energy, mainly geothermal energy. The news was revealed when Djibouti’s president, Ismael Omar Guelleh, paid a visit to Kenya.
“Kenya and Djibouti are strategic partners and this visit will allow us to increase our cooperation, more specifically in the energy sector. In this regard, we will put a special emphasis on the renewable which we have a great experience in Kenya. Thanks to our investments in geothermal energy, for example, we have significantly reduced our energy bill,” said Rebecca Miano, executive director of Kenya Generation Company (KenGen).
Djibouti wants to replicate Kenya’s success using the renewable energy. The country is estimated to have more than 1,000 MW in geothermal potential.