Kyrgyzstan Looks To Harness Geothermal Energy


In an effort to expand the use of renewable energy in Kyrgyzstan, on February 1st the country’s deputy minister for economy and commerce, Sanzhar Bolotov, met with some members of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to discuss cooperation, particularly in the field of geothermal energy. Mr Bolotov proposed launching geothermal pilot projects in Kyrgyzstan.

Geothermal energy is a type of renewable energy taken from the Earth’s core. It comes from heat generated when the planet was originally formed, and the radioactive decay of materials. 

The IFC representatives agreed to consider geothermal energy pilots in Kyrgyzstan. They mentioned that the transition to geothermal energy is happening successfully in the USA, Indonesia, Turkey, and Poland. Geothermal energy use would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help Kyrgyzstan to meet its climate change mitigation goals.