Thursday, September 7, 2017

Commonwealth of Dominica: Good Progress for Roseau Geothermal Power Plant Project

Dominica’s Geothermal Dream About to Become Reality (IPS News)

The tiny Caribbean island of Dominica has moved one step closer to its dream of constructing a geothermal plant, a project that is expected to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels.

The Dominica government is contributing 40.5 million dollars towards the project and has been seeking to raise the additional funds from various sources.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit noted that the environmental and social impact assessment for the geothermal project is ongoing in the Roseau valley.

The designs for the plant are progressing and should be completed by the third quarter of 2017.

He said the Dominica Geothermal Company had been registered, and planning of the power plant is progressing. This follows a decision made by the government to run the geothermal project as a company solely owned by the government and people of Dominica.