Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica – Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, recently took to his social media handle to share a glimpse of the Geothermal Site in Laudat on Monday, April 17, 2023. A number of media personnel visited the site for a brief tour alongside the Prime Minister.
It was conveyed by PM Roosevelt Skerrit that the 2nd Production Well at the site was tested recently. In addition, the information was shared by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit through his official social media handle. To tackle the climate change issue and build a resilient nation, the geothermal project was launched by the government of Dominica.
Hydropower resources will also enhance and develop renewable energy capabilities by 28 per cent. The carbon footprints will also be decreased by climate change.
The heavy equipment will be transferred from Laudat to the Woodbridge Bay port from the drilling contractors on Thursday, 20, 2023, as the Dominica Geothermal Development Company Ltd (DGDC) notified the residents of the Roseau Valley.
Furthermore, geothermal exploration in the Commonwealth of Dominica is considered the leading country in the Eastern Caribbean region. The nation has taken an essential step in building a future based on renewable energy. The Dominican government stated that around 33 per cent of the nation’s energy is produced by renewable sources.
Moreover, the nation aims to produce 100 per cent clean energy by the year 2030, in which the current geothermal plant will act as a critical milestone in achieving the result. On Friday, March 10, 2023, the geothermal development in Dominica achieved a new stage following the commencement of drilling of the reinjection well.
It is considered the essential part of the geothermal power plant, which is anticipated to be drilled up to the depth of 1500m or depending upon the need as the process progresses.