Frequently Asked Questions

Employment/Attachment/Internship
  • How do I get employment, internship and attachment at GDC?

    Kindly visit our careers page for our job and attachment vacancies https://www.gdc.co.ke/careers.html
    Internship opportunities are advertised by Public Service Commission (PSC) We encourage you to continue checking their website for updates on the same.

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Supply of goods and services
  • How do I supply goods and services at GDC?

    Suppliers interested in providing goods and services to GDC can download, fill and submit the form in the link below to our offices in Nairobi, Naivasha, and Nakuru for consideration. Continous Registration Form

  • How do I lease equipment from GDC?

    Kindly send your expression of interest to info@gdc.co.ke

Development Partners
  • How do I partner with GDC in the development of Geothermal projects?

    Kindly send your expression of interest to info@gdc.co.ke

  • How do I partner with GDC for corporate sponsorship?

    Kindly send your expression of interest to info@gdc.co.ke

  • How can I organize a group visit to your geothermal projects?

    Kindly send your expression of interest to info@gdc.co.ke

  • How can I request for information from GDC?

    Kindly send your expression of interest to info@gdc.co.ke

Geothermal Energy
  • What is geothermal energy?

    The word geothermal comes from the Greek words geo (earth) and therme (heat). At great depths, temperatures become very high to melt rock, forming magma. The magma heats underground water which is trapped under impermeable rocks to form a geothermal reservoir. These reservoirs are sources of geothermal energy that can potentially be tapped for electricity generation. Therefore, geothermal energy is heat within the earth.

  • Why is geothermal energy sustainable?

    Geothermal energy is referred to as a renewable source of energy owing to the fact that the geothermal heat is continuously produced inside the earth. The heat is also considered to be practically inexhaustible.

  • Why is geothermal referred to as green energy?

    Geothermal energy is considered to be a green alternative source of energy because it is naturally produced by the Earth's core and emits very little greenhouse gas emissions that harm the Earth once it's generated into electricity.

  • What is GDC's mandate?

    GDC's mandate include:

    • Removing upfront risks, and reducing costs through infrastructural development exploration works and production drilling
    • Promoting direct uses of geothermal resources
    • Developing human capacity for geothermal development
    • Supporting Government of Kenya in fund mobilization
    • Supporting private sector entry and sell steam to power producers
    • Early power generation through installation of well head generating units

  • How many geothermal projects do we have in Kenya?

    Geothermal resources in Kenya are located within the Rift Valley with the country having a combined potential of between 7,000MW to 10,000MW. The resource is spread out, with sites like Menengai and Olkaria currently under development, while others are in the exploration stage.

  • How many project areas is GDC developing?

    GDC is currently working in two project areas – Menengai and the Baringo-Silali Geothermal Projects.

  • How much power has GDC added to the national grid?

    GDC has added 320 MW from the Olkaria Geothermal Project to the national grid.

  • What is Direct Use of geothermal?

    Direct Use refers to the use of geothermal energy for other uses other than generation of electricity. Mostly this phrase is used for thermal energy applications in process heating although uses of other by-products such as gases and mineral products can also be referred to as direct uses.

  • What are GDC's Direct Use Pilot projects?

    The GDC Direct Use pilot projects include:

    • Milk pasteurization
    • Aquaculture ponds
    • Greenhouses
    • Laundry
    • Grain Dryer

  • How do I apply to join the Geothermal Center of Excellence (GCE)?

    To apply for training on geothermal resource development at our Geothermal Centre of Excellence, you can send an application to info@gdc.co.ke

  • How do I get support/sponsorship for my Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project?

    If you work in the areas focusing on empowerment (Youth, Women, and PWDs), education, health and water, you can send your proposal for partnership to info@gdc.co.ke for consideration