Friday, December 16, 2016

St. Kitts and Nevis: Estimated Generation Potential of 18 to 37 MW for St. Kitts Geothermal Prospect

Minister Liburd Underscores Importance Of Renewable Energy In Human, Economic And Sustainable Development Of St. Kitts And Nevis (The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer)

In his 2017 Budget Address on December 09, Minister of Energy, Honourable Ian Patches Liburd, said that in the area of geothermal energy, the government has made positive strides in respect to its development in St. Kitts.

“I am happy to report that an independent assessment of the geothermal source prospects on St. Kitts was completed by Geothermal Resource Group Inc. (GRG), a global leader in geothermal resource exploration, development and resource assessment,” said Minister Liburd. “This resource assessment, which was conducted in accordance with the geothermal reporting code AEGA 2010 has found that the Brimstone Hill prospect represents an inferred geothermal resource with an estimated generation potential of 18 to 37 megawatts based on the results of geologic, geochemical and geophysical exploration results conducted and documented by Teranov.”

The energy minister said that the GRG assessment has also provided recommendations for improving the interpretation of existing data sets. GRG has further stated that “with its additional work, we think that the confidence in the assessment can be greatly improved. Subsequently, exploratory boreholes will be required to measure temperature, pressure and other resource parameters to more firmly establish the potential of this commercial resource.”

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