Successes and Challenges of Renewables Deployment in the Power Sector of the EU

The European Union has decided an ambitious program to transform its energy system. A binding target of at least 40% domestic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 has been endorsed – compared with 1990 emission levels. Further targets include doubling the share of renewable energy in total consumption and increasing energy efficiency. Due to strong governmental support, the share of renewables in total EU power demand has doubled within the last ten years, from 15% in 2005 to 30% in 2015. But this strong development has a price.

Answers to Questions on Call for Expressions of Interest: Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) Application Assistance for Geological Survey of Ethiopia (GSE)

Consultancy for Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) Application Assistance for Geological Survey of Ethiopia (GSE)


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Senior East African Officials Engage with Private Developers During the GEA Geothermal Energy Expo and GRC Annual Meeting

SEPTEMBER 2015 – Reno, NV – 10 senior-level officials from Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Kenya participated in the EAGP Executive Exchange, September 18–27, 2015.  The delegation traveled to Reno, Nevada and Austin, Nevada to meet with private geothermal developers, equipment manufacturers, and geothermal service providers.

Global Workshop on Renewable Energy Integration in Asia

The objective of the Workshop is to discuss how utilities can successfully integrate intermittent generation sources.  Participants will gain an understanding of how electric utilities are mitigating the issue of intermittency from renewable resources through creating a more flexible system. The Workshop will focus on the following topics:

•             Increasing System Flexibility through Generation

•             Greening the Grid

•             Flexible Demand

Afghanistan Energy Executives visit India to Review Best Practices in Clean Energy Integration

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NOVEMBER 2014 – NEW DELHI, INDIA – Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), senior officials from Afghanistan’s national electric utility, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), and the Ministry of Energy & Water (MEW) recently participated in an executive exchange with their Indian counterparts in New Delhi, India to review best practices in the renewable energy integration process. During the exchange, conducted by the U.S. Energy Association (USEA) as part of the U.S.

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US Geothermal Industry Leaders Present Best Practices in Data Management, Conceptual Modeling, and Finance Geothermal Projects to East African Audience

November 2014 – ARUSHA, TANZANIA – Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the US-East Africa Geothermal Partnership (EAGP) sponsored two pre-conference workshops at the 5th African Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGeo C-5).  Instructors from the United States, Australia, Iceland, Kenya, Rwanda, and Germany taught two courses, “The Use of Optimized Exploration, Data Management, Conceptual Modeling, and Well Design and Planning to Improve Drilling Successes” and “Financing Geothermal Projects from Exploration through Construction”.  The cours