A Caribbean geothermal success story
In the case of the Commonwealth of Dominica, the island is poised to develop its first commercial geothermal power plant and only the second geothermal plant of that type in 30 years within the Caribbean Region.
The results from the exploratory phase have confirmed the exis tence of a commercially viable geothermal resource which can address the high energy costs that currently exists not only for this country but for neighbouring territories.
Attaining the objectives listed in the development of its geothermal resource would also start the Region ’s Electrical Power Interconnection Grid with the addition of French territories by 2020.
[Adapted from report introduction]