• About Africa's Energy Surge

    Africa may have the largest power generating potential in the world. Africa's Energy Surge explores some of the massive projects across the continent trying to prove that.
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    • A plume of steam billows from a three-kilometres deep open well, at the ol-Karia geothermal power generation complex that lies on the floor of the Kenyan Rift Valley, near the shores of Lake Naivasha, some 120 kilometers north-east of capital Nairobi, on August 28, 2015. Kenyas installed steam power capacity now stands at 579MW, ahead of giant economies such as Japan, Russia, China and Germany  according to a study presented to the World Bank by state-owned KenGen, with ambitions to scale up to 5,000 megawatts by 2030 Olkaria is one of the largest single geothermal investment projects in the world and geothermal the largest source of electricity for Kenya today, accounting for a mere 13% of the national grid in 2010, after hydro-energy. AFP PHOTO/TONY KARUMBA        (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)