Corbetti is a 150MW geothermal project located in the Corbetti Caldera, approximately 250km south-west of Addis Ababa in between the towns of Shashamene and Hawassa in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Corbetti signed an amended PPA and Implementation Agreement with the state-owned power utility EEP in March 2020 and drilling of the first exploration wells will commence following the PPA Effective Date.
The project is to be implemented in two phases of 50MW and 100MW using condensing steam turbine technology. In addition, the project includes access road, water pipeline, well pads, geothermal production wells, steam-field gathering system, and a 15km transmission line.
The project is expected to have significant community benefits with interventions focussed on health, education, agriculture, and water, with the intention to supply potable water for humans and livestock in a very dry region of Ethiopia.