CREAD presented with country assessment of Dominica’s geothermal resources

A country assessment of Dominica’s geothermal resources has been handed over to the Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica (CREAD).

The assessment, which focused on creating a roadmap for the utilization of Dominica’s geothermal resources to build a resilient economic future for the country, while supporting regional and global low-carbon energy transition, was conducted by the Kenesjay Green Limited (KGL).

This assessment followed the groundbreaking signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Climate Change Conference (COP26) event held in Glasgow, in which CREAD and KGL established a working partnership to facilitate the collaborative development of Green Industrial Eco Parks (GIEP), green hydrogen production, carbon sequestration, and the decarbonisation of industries.

Speaking during the handing over ceremony this past Friday -April 8th- CREAD’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Francine Baron, said the report will complement the work that the Government has already been doing in the geothermal space, with the ongoing efforts toward constructing the country’s first geothermal plant in the Roseau Valley.

“You would all be aware that Dominica is a geothermal resource-rich country and our geothermal resources provide tremendous potential for spurring Dominica’s green industrialization. This will support the diversification of our economy and lead to the achievement of a robust economy, which is one of the six result areas in our Climate Resilience Recovery Plan,” she said.

Baron noted that Dominica, along with much of the world, has made commitments under the Paris Agreement to make substantial changes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which she says is a sign that the world is transitioning from fossil fuels to cleaner sources of energy.

“Dominica has targeted 2030 to have 100% power generation through renewable energy. This will result among other things, in greater energy security, bolster our resilience and help us in achieving our Nationally Determined Contributions,” she said.

“There is now significant interest around the world in green hydrogen…Dominica has the unique opportunity to position itself to be able to supply some of that demand,” CREAD’s CEO added.

One of the projects that the Ministry of  Planning is working on with the support of the GCF, is the development of a Green Eco-industrial Park, and in the country assessment report,  Kenesjay Green has set out very clearly the sectors that will benefit from geothermal energy utilization.

These include the development of green ports and refueling hubs, sustainable agriculture, data processing in high tech facilities, green ammonia and derivatives, E-methanol and synthetic fuels and green eco-tourism.

“This creates opportunities for the private sector and for job creation in a  number of areas including engineering and environmental management services, logistics services, spatial planning, utilities management, just to name a few. We need to begin thinking of the skill sets that will be required and how we will acquire it,” Baron stated.

KGL has said that the results of the Country Assessment titled “A Green Industrial Development Model for Dominica with Focus on Utilisation of Geothermal Resources for Transitioning to a Hydrogen Based Economy,” will be used to create a country profile for industrialized renewable energy developments and identification of areas requiring special attention to make this opportunity a reality.

The output will guide the national green investment choices and prioritise the areas of intervention.

A revised version of the report is available below:

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24 Comments

  1. Bring back the kidnapped parrots
    April 13, 2022

    The assessment is, yours truly + crew have been blowing hot steam on the mountain for 20 years and still no electricity but you all keep on giving your money, OK? We do not mind.

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  2. HI FIVE
    April 12, 2022

    Another report to collect dust. Can they (CREAD) tell us how much it cost to prepare this report? When will these people in authority get serious?

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  3. Media Person
    April 12, 2022

    This article does not say enough about this important issue.
    It talks about the handing over ceremony and reaffirms status to the people heading the CREAD office.
    May I humbly suggest to DNO that there are too many articles about ceremonies and the fluff around them.
    We need more depth in these reports.

    So what does the report say?
    What is actual extent of Dominica’s geothermal resource based on this report?
    And what does this mean in terms of actual electricity power?
    Could the resource translate to fully powering the island for the next 50 years?
    Would there be enough to generate excess power that can be sold outside of Dominica?
    If so, for how many years and what could be the potential value of this for income for the country?
    I suggest that DNO conducts an interview with the report’s authors – the experts (not politicians) to write an article asking these questions above.

    Thank you, and I look forward to reading more.

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    • Marty
      April 15, 2022

      That’s the problem in DA lorry loads of propaganda but hardly any action.

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    • Ibo France
      April 16, 2022

      Absolutely accurate about the stories DNO mostly posts. DNO just regurgitates, word for word, whatever the dishonest, ruling kakistocracy puts out there in the public domain.

      These articles are bland, shallow and do not stimulate much thought. I guess that is the very best DNO can do, which is, to merely report what is said. Kairi, DBS and GIS are the same or even worse. No wonder the regime feels emboldened in its wrongdoings.

      Whenever and wherever the media is sluggish and inactive, democracy perishes.

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  4. Mr. Nicholas
    April 12, 2022

    I wouldn’t touch ANYTHING Francine is selling with a 1000 foot pole….

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  5. April 12, 2022

    “Dominica has targeted 2030 to have 100% power generator through renewable energy” laba ca twavey “what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive”; when will this recalcitrant DLP administration decide that enough is enough and free their political slaves from the bondage that they have placed us under for the past 22 years. To quote from one of my favorite songs “come down Jesús come down I pray, you won’t believe all the things you’d see today”.

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  6. Yessa
    April 12, 2022

    Here we go again with the naysayers. Damn you do damn you don’t. The SAME set of critics with no merit. They just keep spewing the same negative energy. I am sure they even criticize themselves and do not realize it. Yessa.

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  7. Tt
    April 12, 2022

    Resilient

    I stopped reading after that word. So if everything is so resilient why other countries not following the model? Why is it taking so long to get resilient projects off the ground. Almost sounds like they resilient from becoming reality.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 12, 2022

      Thank you!
      Dominica is the first and only resilient country on the planet, of all the very wealthy nations on earth, with money to burn, you don’t hear this stupid crap about building resilient anything.
      Water, fire, and wind can destroy anything built by man! After Hurricane Maria struck and left Roosevelt standing; in the rain: When they gave him a sheet to cover that short of a puppy, the should “we are invincible.
      After the one in England, they called prince Charles saw the effect of the damage on the island he made a statement in which he said “Dominicans are a resilient people;” from there on Roosevelt did not use the foolish term invincible, he started running his gutter mouth talking about resiliency every time he gets a chance.
      Note: The definition of resilient: is a substance or object able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed!
      And that could be reference to people as Charles has done!
      Structures, Roads are vulnerable!

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 13, 2022

        There is no such thing as a resilient house or any type of structure; indeed, one can endeavor to build stronger structures, but let’s assume that a structure is design to withstand a category ten hurricane, with gale force wind to three or four hundred miles per hour; what will happen if a gale force between four-to five hundred miles per hour hit the same building?
        Chances are it will destroy the same building design to withstand four hundred miles per hour, so you see how stupid resilient garbage talk is?
        Last week some Tornados swept through the American Mid-West, destroying cities, for miles in their path, since then I don’t hear anybody in America talking crap about building resilient houses.
        What people ensure is that their property is insured for the unexpected, wind, fire and water (flooding)!
        The built a resilient bridge in Dominica and send fat Austrie to jump up and down on, when he was finished, he declared it is resilient sound!
        That’s how ignorant are our…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 19, 2022

        “When they gave him a sheet to cover that short of a puppy, the should “we are invincible.”

        So, let me correct something here!

        I want that to read; that about when Roosevelt roof blew off by the wind and rain, he was naked like a bird!

        When they gave him a sheet to cover his short of a length puppy (you know his small short thing).

        Hahahahahahahahahahah

        Yes, when he covered that little thing my Grandmother told me is my puppy; Roosevelt shouted; we are invincible!

        I say the Emperor was caught naked whit a short of a length puppy hanging in the cold oui!

        That little wiiwii is not invincible, it just short of a length eh!

        And surely that little thing he’s got once pounded cannot return to its original short length eh!

        It cold dead eh!

  8. Beta
    April 11, 2022

    The propaganda is just endless. It doesn’t stop. I mean, Country assessment of Dominica’s geothermal resource??? What a heap of nonsense. Of course, Baron in it again.

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    • Ibo France
      April 11, 2022

      I concur with you. It’s perpetual, mind bending propaganda of the Skerrit-led monocratic regime on this news site.

      It’s about CREAD and geothermal energy; 51 family apartments; youth parliamentary debate; huge investment in agriculture; next is the building of a stairway to Heaven.

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      • Mc Carthy MARIE
        April 15, 2022

        Stairway to Heaven is the title of one of the rock band LED ZEPPELIN’s most iconic songs. :lol:

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  9. Shaka zulu
    April 11, 2022

    Where can i get to read the document?

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  10. Ibo France
    April 11, 2022

    Here we go again. Yet, another shiny object being dangled before the nation strictly for propaganda purposes. How many more updates and reports on this perennial issue of geothermal energy?

    We have learnt this morning of a dire living situation of a couple in Roseau. This story would never make news on this news site. It doesn’t fit the editor’s narrative. The geothermal energy story which has been bandied about for more years than I can count, takes precedent over most other national issues.

    If this bogus geothermal energy ever comes to fruition, I will eat my shoes.

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    • Beta
      April 12, 2022

      I recall that more than 10 years ago this PM on the election trail in Calibishie pointed towards Guadeloupe and said, soon they will get their electricity from Dominica. The reality… no geothermal, let alone exporting electricity. But at least he gave us CREAD or is it perhaps greed. You know, not everybody in proper command of the queens English even though they got apparently a degree in it.

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 14, 2022

        I am late reading you, but anybody who would believe that Government in Guadeloupe, and Martinique, would be buying Geothermal produced electricity from Roosevelt, Dominica, when they have been producing geothermal energy on those two islands long before that Dominica Crapo Roosevelt was born, would have to be a fool!
        In the first place Electricity is not transmitted in the atmosphere as Radio, or Television frequencies. The process would have to be through power cables; what would happen when the hurricane comes along, and the Atlantic ocean starts to kick Roosevelt behind?
        Hahahahahahahahahah!
        Roosevelt is forever out of his mind talking fart, to the idiots who follow behind him clapping and dancing, I am a Dominica, born eh; but praise God I left when I did.
        If I remained in Dominica, I might be long dead; live like fool believing Roosevelt impossible lies!
        Maybe I would become a political thief, selling passports and thieving all the money, those damn (him thief).

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        • Sheena
          April 15, 2022

          Thanks for another dose of your infinite wisdom. I’m tired of your constant bragging and hahahaha. You are a damn pain in the rear end. GO AWAY!

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          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            April 18, 2022

            Good, I am glad I make you unhappy, perhaps you will learn to mind your business!

            Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

            Change your name as much as you wish, I don’t deal with punks, aunty-man, and geriatrics women, they smell too bad!

            At thirteen years old you smelled like an 82 year old geriatric woman eh!

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          • Robinson K
            April 20, 2022

            For crying out loud, Makak! Get out of here and play in your sandpit with your little toy (Mercedes AMG). You are worse than those annoying mosquitos in your village.

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