The Geo-Exploration Directorate exists to coordinate and focus efforts of all the Sector stakeholders to ensuring geo-energy resources are optimally developed and exploited for energy sufficiency.
The Directorate is headed by Secretary, Geo-exploration. It comprises of two divisions namely Geothermal & Geotechnical and Solid Energy Resources each headed by a Chief Geologist. The Geothermal & Geotechnical Division has two units, Geothermal Resources and Geotechnical while the Solid Energy Resources Division has two units (Coal Resources and Nuclear Energy).
Exploitation and development of geo-energy resources is governed by the Energy Act, 2019 which empowers the Cabinet Secretary to undertake licensing and management of geo-energy resources.
The Directorate undertakes oversight, supervisory compliance and monitoring of geo-energy project implementation by Agencies under the Ministry and geo-energy Independent Power Producers (IPPs).
Geo-energy resources development ensures energy security in the country due to their resilience from climatic variations as has been the case in the developed and industrialized countries