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Caribbean Dominica step closer to secure additional funding for geothermal project

Drilling rig on project site, Dominica (source: Enorca)
Alexander Richter 6 Feb 2017

Caribbean island state of Dominica is getting closer to finalising funding for the construction of a geothermal power plant.

The Caribbean island state of Dominica has been working on making geothermal power a reality. Having drilled wells already, the government has over the past few years tried to gather together the funding for the construction of a geothermal power plant.

Now it is reported locally, that the government has come a step closer to secure EC$44 million (around US$16 million) for the project.

For the start, it is planned to construct a 7 MW geothermal power plant, as we have reported on before.

The news on current funding efforts were shared by Vince Henderson, Chairman of the Government of Dominica Geothermal Energy Development & Negotiations Team. So far the government already has secured EC$33 million.

The original news piece by local radio station provides some interview sound bites with further details, see link below.

Source: Q95FM