DAIC Hosts “Chew On It”
During a presentation at a ‘Chew on it’ Luncheon organized by the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC), at the Fort Young Hotel on Tuesday May 21st, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Ports, Mr. Lucien Blackmore, revealed that, the Government has plans for geothermal energy on the southern and northern sections of the Island.
Mr. Blackmoore added, in Dominica the south is still available for geothermal exploration, including the Soufriere source field. The Wotten Waven geothermal project will soon commence in addition to exploring the northern parts of the country.
Mr. Blackmoore stated, by 2015 the Government is looking to speed up the production facility, and to begin work on the domestic plant.
The Permanent Secretary says, they are looking at 10 megawatts by 2016 and an additional 5 megawatts, so by the end of 2016 they will have 15 megawatts of power coming from geothermal energy on our local grid.
He also added that by 2018 Dominica should have 20 megawatts available to the local grid.
He said this power will only be generated from the Wotten Waven site, which has a lot of potential.
Mr. Blackmoore stated, the support of the business community at the early stages of this project is very important, as it will mean cheaper energy consumption bills.