There is a “strong likelihood” that Dominica will have an operational geothermal plant in the country by 2014, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.
The government is reportedly in talks with firms in geothermal and power-generation about partnering with it on the construction and operation of the plant.
“There is a strong likelihood that the plant could be operational by 2014,” he said. “The general public will be informed further on this in the coming months.”
Bidding to select a company to construct the geothermal plant on the island will begin in the second half of 2013, according to the government.
It is part of a low-carbon strategy with an ultimate goal of a carbon-negative economy by 2020, the Prime Minister said. cont./Courtesy of:Caribbean Journal
Dominica should not be confused with the Dominican Republic. Dominica is located between French-controlled Martinique and Guadeloupe in the eastern Caribbean.
The official name of the island is 'Commonwealth of Dominica' Dominica's pre-Columbian name was Wai'tu kubuli, which means 'tall is her body'... Dominica is referred as the 'Nature Island', where two-thirds of the island are home to the tropical rain forests and thousands of plant species.
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