Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis: Geothermal Energy Could Supply Neighboring Islands

Nevis envisages selling power to Antigua & Barbuda (Antigua Observer)

As the neighbouring island of Nevis gets closer to going green through the use of geothermal energy, the authorities on the island said there will be enough energy to export to Antigua & Barbuda and other territories.

Legislators on Nevis have set a December 2017 deadline in which to do so and Premier and Minister of Tourism Mark Brantley said there will also be export potential.

“We have already done the interconnectivity studies; Antigua is a possibility because they have no prospects for geothermal energy,” Brantley told OBSERVER media in a recent interview.

“Anguilla has no prospects there, but we also have neighbouring islands like St Barts, Saba, St Eustatius who have potential, so Nevis can potentially, I think, in a year, become a net exporter of energy.

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