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Dominica will see geothermal development soon.

Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 25 Mar 2009

Minister for Energy Charles Savarin says government is making progress in producing geothermal energy in Dominica.

Reported locally in Dominica in the Caribbean, the country is soon to materialize geothermal energy prodcution.”

“Minister for Energy Charles Savarin says government is making progress in producing geothermal energy in Dominica. In his remarks at the opening of a stakeholders meeting on the formulation of a National Energy Policy and Sustainable Energy Plan for Dominica Monday, Savarin disclosed that results of geothermal exploration in Soufriere are to be submitted by April of this year.

Savarin said in July 2008, government issued a license under the Natural Resources Act, to West Indies Power Dominica Limited for the exploitation and exploration of geothermal resources in Soufriere.

“Since then, the company has undertaken the necessary land surveys and identified ownership of the subject lands with support from government. They’ve also moved to undertake the necessary geological, geochemical and geophysical investigations and evaluations. Results to date are sufficiently favourable, to encourage the company to pursue the development of its proposed geothermal energy investment project. Full reports of all such analysis are to be submitted by the end of April 2009 in accordance with the provisions of a license issued to the company,” Savarin stated.”

Source: Dominica News Online