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St. Lucia to start second round of tests on geothermal project

View over Soufriere, St. Lucia, Caribbean (source: flickr/ donnierayjones, creative commons)
Francisco Rojas 1 Jul 2015

Santa Lucia will begin tomorrow the second stage of exploration for geothermal energy in Soufriere.

According to local news sources, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Energy from Santa Lucia will begin tomorrow the second stage of exploration for geothermal energy in the town of Soufriere.

“The sessions will provide information to residents and representatives of public and private sectors on the exploration activities that will take place in the coming weeks,” said the Ministry in a statement.

He explained that in July a special fitted aeroplane will do studies with LIDAR sensors (Light Detection and Ranging), to generate a map in three dimensions and in real time of the potential resources. Other scientists will also conduct ground, gas and water tests in a second stage that will culminate in August.

The same source details that for the first phase of the project, the ministry met with a delegation from the World Bank, the Government of New Zealand and the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom, discussing the use of land and the development of a strategy to incorporate the town of Soufriere in the initiative.

Source: W Radio