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

Civil Work starts in Corbetti Ethiopia

Civil Work starts in Corbetti Ethiopia

On May 23rd 2015 civil work started in the Corbetti Geothermal Project in Ethiopia. The Corbetti geothermal site is developed by Corbetti Geothermal PLC, a local Ethiopian company, and it is estimated that the total installation will be of 500 MW electric power....

ERTA – 4 billion USD Corbetti Geothermal power agreement signed

ERTA – 4 billion USD Corbetti Geothermal power agreement signed

The signing ceremony at the Sheraton Addis officially launches the establishment of Corbetti Geothermal Power as an Ethiopian based company for geothermal development and operations. The total cost of the power project is 4 billion USD. Reykjavik Geothermal, an...

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.