Full Report-Environmental Impact Assessment-Production and Reinjection Wells
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.
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