Baringo-Silali Geothermal Project Water Infrastructure Contributes to Education and Community Livelihoods

Paka 3 well (PW-03) during discharge testing of the Baringo-Silali geothermal project in March 2021 (source: GDC)

GDC helps the host communities of the Paka, Korosi and Silali geothermal projects through the construction of roads and hydraulic infrastructures.

In a video shared by Geothermal Development Corporation (GDC) on its official YouTube channel, the public geothermal developer provides updates on the Menengai and Baringo-Silali geothermal projects. Part of the update is the construction of a community water pipe system stretching over 100 kilometers which has greatly benefited the communities surrounding the areas of Paka, Korosi and Silali.

The water pipe has proven to be essential in supporting water for livestock and domestic use. To complete the pipeline, GDC has also constructed 40 livestock water points and 20 water treatment points for domestic supply.

Stable water supply in the region has increased school attendance in the served areas. It has also enabled the communities of Paka, Korosi and Silali to access amenities that have proven difficult in the past. The GDC video update is shared below:

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GDC has entered the production drilling phase of the Baringo-Silali geothermal project with the start of drilling of the Paka 3 well (PW-03A), the first directional well at the site. GDC plans to develop 100 MW for the first phase of the Baringo-Silali geothermal project from the three prospects Paka, Korosi and Silali.

Source: GDC Kenya via YouTube


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