Interview with Peter A. Omenda

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Peter A. Omenda and I am the Managing Partner of the Scientific and Engineering Power Consultants Limited (SEPCO).

What makes Geothermal so great?

Geothermal energy is a base-load, low cost, environmentally clean, and indigenous source of energy for all countries of the world. In particular, geothermal energy has potential to contribute to the development of remote areas since the potential sites located mostly in such terrains. Holistic development of geothermal resources makes it possible to use low temperatures for balneology, industrial heating applications and tourism. Geothermal therefore has potential to offer great economic development for many countries in Africa.

What makes IGA so great?

IGA is an excellent forum for the promotion of sustainable utilization of geothermal resources as a viable and cost effective green energy source for many countries. IGA is also an important platform for sharing of information on recent developments which would guide efficient development of geothermal projects.