The 'Geothermal Energy in the Caribbean Islands' or 'Géothermie Caraïbes' project in the Roseau Valley in Dominica is part of the European cooperation programme INTERREG III-B 'Caribbean Space'.
The various partners (Government of Dominica, Council of Guadeloupe, Council of Martinique BRGM-CFG Services and the French Environment and Energy Management Agency ADEME,) are collaborating here in order to develop an energy production project consistent with the global aims of sustainable development.
A regulatory and environmental feasibility study was carried out in 2009 as part of this project. The objective of this study was to:
- Determine the environmental issues in the Roseau Valley with regards to a geothermal project;
- Determine the regulatory framework applicable to a geothermal project in Dominica.
Phase 1 of exploratory drilling was successfully completed in 2012 and identified significant potential. An environmental impact study had been previously undertaken in 2011 as part of this phase.
Read the entire Full Report-Environmental Impact Assessment-Production & Reinjection Wells (PDF, 62.7 MB) article.