Thursday, February 18, 2016

Ecuador: Pre-Feasibility Study at Chachimbiro Geothermal Project to Begin in April

Japan supports new geothermal studies in Ecuador (SeeNews Renewables)

Ecuador will launch a detailed pre-feasibility study at the Chachimbiro geothermal project in April thanks to a USD 7 million (EUR 6.3m) grant from Japan, the Andean nation's electricity ministry said on Tuesday.

Located in Urcuqui, Imbabura province, the field will be explored by the Termopichincha unit of state-owned power company Corporacion Electrica del Ecuador (CElEC).

Chachimbiro is part of Ecuadorian-Japanese cooperation in renewable energy and energy efficiency, worth nearly USD 20 million.

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