Friday, April 29, 2016

Dominican Republic: IDB Funds Geothermal Survey

IDB wants to know if the country can tap its geothermal energy (DominicanToday)

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will grant the Energy and Mines Ministry US$200,000 for a 12-month study of the country’s geothermal potential and to produce clean energy.

France National Geologic Survey (BRGM) executive Philippe Gombert and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) representative Flora Montealegre signed the agreement, witnessed by Energy and Mines minister Antonio Isa, and French ambassador Jose Gomez.

The "Specific Agreement to Evaluate the Geothermal Potential of the Dominican Republic" aims to determine where there’s enough high geothermal energy to produce electricity in areas defined as priority and secondary in 1980.