Minister for Energy Rayburn Blackmoore says government is optimistic about development of geothermal energy in Dominica
Blackmoore told media here Friday geothermal energy is “our greatest hope in renewable energy”, and that Dominica is “right ahead” in developing the resource.
“The last time I was in Miami at this renewable energy conference and reference was made about Dominica because we are right ahead in terms of developing that resource,” he pointed out.
Government has announced that efforts to maximize the country’s geothermal potential are beginning to come to life with the exploration of geothermal energy resource in Wotten Waven due to start in July.
Geothermal energy development is to give Dominica a more reliable and affordable source of energy and reduce its dependence on oil.
Dominica has been told that it’s likely to be affected by rising oil prices.