News report that the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy is evaluating the application for an exclusive geothermal exploration license in Guadeloupe. The closing date of the consultation is not indicated, the ministry simply stating that the procedure “provides for provision of public electronic documents (…) for 21 days minimum”.
The application was filed by Géothermie de Guadeloupe for exploration at Vieux-Habitants (Guadeloupe). It covers an area of 119 square kilometers. The Thomas-sector Anse Vieux Habitants, covered by the permit application, “shows very remarkable similarities” with the Bouillante site which hosts a geothermal power plant, consisting of two production units commissioned in 1986 and 2004 of 4 5 MW and 11.5 MW respectively, so the news.
Guadeloupe is a French overseas territory, an island group in the southern Caribbean Sea. The territory falls under French jurisdiction and is largely governed by the French government. Interesting enough the existing geothermal capacity is officially counted into European statistics.
Source: Actu Environnement