Friday, April 1, 2016

San Serriffe: 500 MW Geothermal Resource Found in Indian Ocean

Huge Geothermal Field Discovered on Remote Island in Indian Ocean (Mutley Fool)

Scientists have reported a very large geothermal field on a remote island in the Indian Ocean. The discovery was made in the republic of San Serriffe, located on the seismically active mid-indian ocean ridge near the Seychelle Islands. The potential capacity of the renewable resource has been estimated as upwards of 500 MWe.

San Serriffe comprises two islands, Upper Caisse and Lower Caisse, shaped curiously like a semi-colon. Since it's first exposure to the outside world on April 1, 1977, the island has struggled for acceptance but now with the discovery of geothermal energy it has plans to become a powerhouse for the southern Indian Ocean.

The islands plan to use the geothermal energy for domestic and industrial use but also to export electricity by undersea cable to the Seychelles to help run the huge tourist resorts on the paradise island.

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