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INTRODUCTION

The Alalobad-Tendaho geothermal field is one of the potential geothermal fields in the Ethiopian Rift valley that is intended to be explored with a set of four test drillings and several production drillings.

The ultimate aim of the project is to generate 70 MW electric power to be supplied to Semera substation and connected to the national grid.

The following are Alalobad-Tendaho Geothermal Power Development Project components.

  • Drilling of geothermal wells
  • Heat Gathering System (from geothermal wells to the power house)
  • 70 MW Power Plant Construction and Switchyard
  • 132 Kv Transmission Line (from Alalobad-Tendaho power plant to Semera substation)
  • The Alalobad Tendaho geothermal field is located in Doubti Woreda, Afar Regional State, Zone 1, in the North Eastern part of Ethiopia, some 600 km from the capital city, Addis Ababa.

    A feasibility study on geothermal power development at the Aluto geothermal field has been conducted in March 2010 by consulting firms Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and West Japan Engineering Consultants.The objective of the feasibility study was to assess the capacity of the geothermal resources to generate electricity and to determine the technical and eco-financial feasibility of the project.

    The objective of this ESIA is to identify potential impacts of the proposed project and to recommend appropriate mitigation measures to reduce adverse potential impacts. The ESIA study is conducted by EEPCo’s Power System Planning office, Environmental and Social experts. The study team conducted and identified i) base line environmental and social conditions, ii) environmental and social impacts, iii) mitigation measures iv) public consultation and collected information on views of stakeholders and communities on the proposed project.

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