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Dominica minister visits Nevis geothermal operations

On April 30, Charles Savarin, Minister of Energy of Dominica and Chief Technical Officer Lucien Blackmore, also of the Ministry of Energy, visited the West Indies Power geothermal operations in Nevis. Savarin commented positively on the project at the Nevis 3 geothermal well, located at Hamilton Estate, where he witnessed its powerful flow.


During his visit, Savarin met with Nevis Island Administration officials, including, Premier Joseph Parry and Junior Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Carlisle Powell and discussed the effects of West Indies Power’s geothermal operations in Nevis and how the islands could share their experiences in the development of their geothermal resources.


The Nevis officials had high praises for the way the geothermal operations are being conducted by West Indies Power and agreed that they would share their geothermal experiences with neighbouring countries like Dominica.


Savrin also met with officials of the World Bank who were in Nevis to assess the viability of the use of submarine electrical transmission cables to transmit geothermal power between the islands of the Caribbean. These are the same type of submarine electrical transmission cables that will be used to export geothermal energy from Dominica to the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.


In the course of the visit to Nevis, Savarin met with the management of West Indies Power and discussed the schedule of the development of the geothermal resources in Dominica.


West Indies Power (Dominica) Ltd is the operating subsidiary of West Indies Power Holding BV with responsibility for the exploration, development and operation of the geothermal resources located on the island of Dominica. On July 24, 2008, the Government of Dominica and West Indies Power (Dominica) Ltd signed a Geothermal Resources Exploration and Development Agreement.


Source: Caribbean Net News



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