France to increase support for geothermal development on St. Kitts

Basseterre, St. Kitts (source: flickr/ Roger W, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 9 Oct 2017

Following the devastating hurricane season, France is increasing its support for geothermal development on St. Kitts in the Caribbean.

Following the recent hurricane season and the experienced damage in the Caribbean, France has decided to move forward with stronger support for the geothermal project in St. Kitts, as reported by the Caribbean News Service.

In a meeting this past weekend, Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris and Ian Liburd, Minister for Public Infrastructure held bilateral meetings with the Ambassador of France to St. Kitts and Nevis.

The meeting was also attended by French Foreign Trade Advisor, Jacques Chouraki, also the President of Teranov Geothermal Energy.

The company has been working on establishing the geothermal potential on St. Kitts together with the government. In its studies on the potential, it is estimated that at least 18 to 36 MW of geothermal power generation capacity could be developed on the island.

Geothermal power plants are considered an ideal source of power the region ans they are mostly hurricane-proof.

At the same time, another geothermal project on Nevis is continuing development.

Source: Caribbean News Service, Ziz online