Kenya plans to increase its gross output of geothermal power tenfold by 2030 in order to secure a stable source of electricity. Japan cooperates in plant construction as well as local human resource development required for prospecting and ground surveying, which might prove to be a bottleneck in future development.

Rich in geothermal resources, Kenya strives to increase its current total output of geothermal electricity tenfold by 2030.

Geothermal development in Kenya has lagged behind due to lack of skilled human resource in surface research and exploration. Japan stepped in to cooperate in plant construction as well as human resource development to establish a system for local engineers to be able to implement  all of their geothermal development projects in the future. More than 30 specialists from Japan were sent to Kenya to provide technical assistance.