Work started for early geothermal exploration work on St. Kitts
Based on a recently signed MOU between St. Kitts and French company Teranov, early exploration work has been started in St. Kitts in the Caribbean.
Early geothermal exploration exercises have been started around Brimstone Hill, going to the top of Mount Liamigua of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.
As reported by SKN Vibes, there are currently five geoscientists conducting feasibility studies in geophysics, geology and geochemistry. The prospects for geothermal energy on St. Kitts are promising, says Jacques Chouraki, President of Teranov.
“The initial results look pretty good but of course it’s too early to say what will be valuable…It’s a long process. We have decided to invest a lot of manpower in this project in order to speed up the process so that as quickly as possible the St. Kitts population will be able to know exactly if there are geothermal resources available or not,” Mr. Chouraki said in an interview with St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service on November 11.
In September of this year, the Honourable Ian “Patches” Liburd, Minister of Public Infrastructure, Posts, Urban Development and Transport, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Teranov, which includes a road map that can possibly see the production of geothermal energy in 2020.
A new regulatory framework is being considered which would accommodate alternative energy, feeding tariffs, net billing, and solar, wind and geothermal energy “to speed up so to speak so we can address our new way going forward in terms of energy production in St. Kitts and Nevis.”