Corbetti Geothermal

A substantial, high-grade geothermal reservoir in the middle of the African Rift valley.

Introduction to Corbetti Geothermal

One of the largest IPPs in Africa, the Corbetti Geothermal project aims to develop a resource conservatively defined as a 250–300°C high-grade geothermal reservoir.

The potential of this site, combined with Ethiopia’s rising population and economic momentum, makes it an invaluable prospect.

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More About Corbetti Geothermal

The drilling tender for Corbetti Geothermal is already complete. The first phase of drilling is set to begin before 2022, and the project is expected to be operational in 2027.

Ideal Geothermal Location

Like its sister project, Tulu Moye, Corbetti is also located in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, within the Main Ethiopia Rift, a volcanically active zone that is part of the East African Rift Valley.

Extensive Studies Already Completed

Geothermal surface exploration studies successfully completed and strongly indicate a high enthalpy geothermal prospect for harnessing geothermal power.

Strong Geothermal Development Partners

Reykjavik Geothermal is working closely with Ethiopian Electric Power, under an agreement backed by the Government of Ethiopia.

Exploration Underway

Corbetti Geothermal’s exploration drilling is set to begin in 2022.

Companies Involved

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Corbetti Project Updates

Corbetti Geothermal Press Release: Drilling-Tender

Corbetti Geothermal Press Release: Drilling-Tender

Corbetti Geothermal PLC is very pleased with the results of the Pre-Qualification for the provision of drilling services and material for 26 geothermal wells in the Corbetti caldera. The companies participating the ongoing tender represent some of the strongest...



Corbetti Geothermal PLC is developing a geothermal power project in the Corbetti caldera in Ethiopia. Reykjavik Geothermal (RG) along with Berkeley Energy (BE), are the principal participants in the project. Reykjavik Geothermal is pleased to announce this...

Bloomberg: The $4.4 Billion Energy Plan for Ethiopia

Bloomberg: The $4.4 Billion Energy Plan for Ethiopia

A recent article published by Bloomberg on May 27, 2019 highlights the exciting future prospects of Reykjavik Geothermal in Ethiopia in an interview with Gunnar Orn Gunnarsson, CEO of the company. Reykjavik Geothermal, along with company shareholder Paul Tudor Jones...

Our Projects

We have 7 current projects—2 in construction and 5 in development. From Mexico to Ethiopia, we are actively developing some of the most massive geothermal sites on Earth.