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Geothermal exploration, Dominica. Image: Charles Jong via Caribbean News Service
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Dominica to begin geothermal plant construction in 2019

The government of Dominica has announced its intention to break ground on a geothermal energy power plant by the third quarter of 2019. From Caribbean News Service: Energy Minister Ian Douglas said that the plant to be constructed in the Roseau Valley, on the outskirts of the capital, will be …

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Soufriere volcano, St. VIncent. Image credit: UWI Seismic Research Centre
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CDB and IDB continue to support geothermal energy development in the Caribbean

The Caribbean Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank are continuing to provide financial support for Caribbean geothermal energy initiatives: The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has mobilised more than USD85 million to increase the Region’s energy security through geothermal energy development. On …

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Soufriere, Saint Lucia. Image: Daniel Berek
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Saint Lucia calls for greater Caribbean cooperation on geothermal development

At a recent Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) geothermal energy roundtable, Saint Lucia’s Minister of Energy made a call for greater Caribbean cooperation on geothermal project development: While several territories of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States are pushing their own domestic agendas in geothermal development, the roundtable discussion …

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Montserrat geothermal site. Image: Geo Thermal
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UK Department for International Development to help engage geothermal expertise for Montserrat

Discover Montserrat reports that the Department for International Development (DFID) has pledged to provide funding to help develop Montserrat’s geothermal energy sector: The Department for International Development (DFID) has agreed to fund the next phase in the development of a geothermal power plant on Montserrat. According to the Hon. Minister …

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Wind turbines on Nevis. Image: Lauren Delizia
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Nevis focuses on geothermal energy

For the island of Nevis, the principal renewable energy focus is, for now, on geothermal energy: In pursuit of its sustainable energy programme, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will not actively pursue other areas of renewable energy but will to concentrate its efforts in geothermal energy. Mark Brantley, premier of …

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Volcanic crater, St. Vincent. Image: SVG Ministry of National Security via International Renewable Energy Agency
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines geothermal facility expected to start operation in 2021

After some delays, drilling for a 10MW geothermal project in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is expected to start next year: The commercial operation date for the geothermal power plant planned for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean is now set for around June 2021, some three years …

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Bouillante geothermal plant, Guadeloupe. Image © OECS.
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Geothermal energy “holds real promise” for the Eastern Caribbean

In an article on the London School of Economics website, Judith Ephraim of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, writes about the prospects for geothermal energy development in the Eastern Caribbean region: Though there is currently just one operational geothermal plant in the Caribbean, on the French island …

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