Thursday, December 27, 2018

Commonwealth of Dominica: Construction of Geothermal Power Plant to Begin by Third Quarter of 2019

Dominica to begin construction of geothermal plant in 2019 (Jamaica Observer)

The Dominica Government says it intends to start construction of a geothermal energy power plant by the third quarter of 2019.

Energy Minister Ian Douglas said that the plant to be constructed in the Roseau Valley, on the outskirts of the capital, will be a major boost for the island that is attempting to become the world's first climate resilient country.

He said that the geothermal programme is proceeding “on track”, and that a local company has already been established to ensure the continued success of the project.

Earlier this year, the World Bank announced that it would be providing more than US$17 million towards the development of a geothermal plant for Dominica.