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

The Reporter: Company Embarks on USD 2 bln Geothermal Project

The Reporter: Company Embarks on USD 2 bln Geothermal Project

Tullu Moye Geothermal Operations Private Limited Company has embarked on the development a 520 MW geothermal project in the Oromia Regional State with an outlay of two billion dollars. The Tulu Moye Geothermal project is located in the Oromia Regional State, East...

IFC – Ethiopia’s Full Steam Push for an Energy Breakthrough

IFC – Ethiopia’s Full Steam Push for an Energy Breakthrough

Ethiopia needs to drill deep to achieve its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025. Literally. Below the country’s surface lies its energy future- over 7,000 megawatts of geothermal power potential. Geothermal energy is heat that’s generated from the earth’s core,...

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.