Geothermal energy is a renewable green energy that does not require fuel-burning to produce heat or electricity. The word geothermal means hot earth. As the name suggests, geothermal energy is generated from the temperature derived from the earth. (READ MORE)
The survey covered an area of about 50 km˛ centered around the Apas Kiri geothermal manifestations. This survey led to the discovery of sub surface heat water field of 12 km˛ at the northern half of the surveyed area.
Based on this discovery, it is estimated that this area has potential for development of a geothermal power plant with the capacity of 67 MW at a depth of 2.5 km.
Apas Kiri area experienced volcanic activities about 1.5 million years ago, during the Pleistocene age. As such the area is under laid by the Pleistocene formation, predominately covered with sandstone, mudstone, siltstone, shale and lignite.
It is expected that the geological conditions of the area would not pose problems for the development of a geothermal power plant.