Kenya’s energy production company KenGen wants to offer bitcoin mining companies its surplus geothermal power to help them meet their energy needs.

The company has not provided any more details, but given there are no bitcoin mining firms in Africa, those that approached it are believed to be from the US and Europe.

The plan is to have miners set up in an energy park at the company’s main geothermal power station in Olkaria, Naivasha, 123 km from the capital Nairobi.

The move could be a step in addressing the escalating carbon emissions from crypto mining, whose energy use rivals that of whole countries.