Dominica Geothermal Energy Development Programme

The Ministry of Public Works, Energy and Ports of the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica with support from the World Bank (SIDS DOCK) has convened a Geothermal Development Partners Forum in Roseau, Dominica during the period September 26 to 27, 2013. The purpose of the Forum is to bring together technical and financial public and private sector partners and potential partners who have an interest in furthering the development of Dominica’s geothermal energy programme, and specifically, the commercialization of the geothermal resource to provide clean, low cost renewable electricity to local consumers in the first instance, and to export electricity to regional markets in a subsequent development phase.

The Forum will, among other things, seek to take stock of the current status of development of the geothermal resources in the Roseau Valley and give development partners a further insight of the Government’s policies, strategies and programmes for the full development of the resource. It is also expected that the Forum will create broad consensus for the Dominica Geothermal Energy Programme as a model to catalyze clean economic growth and the prospects for mobilizing the right financial and technical resources to do so, and help to identify and consider ways to access further funding for the development of the geothermal project in Dominica.

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The Programme for the three day symposium is available online and can be downloaded here (PDF 65.7KB).