MoU for geothermal power generation

14 May 2018

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation and Malawi’s Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining (MNREM) have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The MoU anticipates a comprehensive partnership in geothermal power projects including capacity building programs in relation to the technology.

Under the terms of the MoU, Toshiba will collaborate in the development and supply of major equipment for a geothermal power plant, develop operation and management guidelines, and facilitate capacity building programs. Toshiba aims to contribute to the early construction of the plant, and to supply geothermal power generation equipment, including a 1-10MW type of “Geoportable™,” a wellhead geothermal power generation system, in the future.

Almost all of Malawi’s current power generation capacity is from hydro. As the country lies to the west of the Great Rift Valley, it has rich geothermal potential. Adding geothermal to the energy mix will increase generation capacity in the country and contribute to the stable supply of clean energy.