(Dominica News Online) Dominica’s geothermal project has the potential to generate over 120 megawatts of electricity.
Dominica’s ambassador to the United States of America (USA) and Organisation of American States (OAS), Dr. Vince Henderson expressed that view recently while talking recently with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on his weekly Annou Palé talk show.
He said Dominica is at an advanced stage of implementation of the geothermal project and associated works and it is a very exciting opportunity for the country.
“We are very fortunate because we have already done our assessment of the resource; the exploration in the early days as you recall, and we have proven that we have sufficient quality and quantity of the resource to make [a] commercially viable project, so we have the potential to generate over 120 megawatts of electricity in the Roseau Valley,” Ambassador Henderson stated. “And to put that in context, DOMLEC only has about 26 megawatts of generation capacity between hydro and diesel, so we can provide DOMLEC with five (5) times what they need.”