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Geothermal Resources Development in Rwanda: A Country Update

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Uwera Rutagarama
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The Government of Rwanda is looking at strategies for solving the country’s needs for electricity through diversified least-cost and cost-reflective sources of electricity. To determine the viability of the geothermal resources, exploration wells are being drilled on the southern slopes of Karisimbi volcano, which is one of the four identified geothermal prospects in the country. This paper presents the status of geothermal exploration, issues affecting geothermal and the programmatic approach of geothermal resources development in Rwanda.