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06-18-2008, 10:07 AM
The little island of Nevis, part of the Federation of St.Kitts & Nevis, in the Caribbean, moved closer to achieving a large measure of energy independence when the existence of a sustainable geothermal reservoir on the island was confirmed on Monday June 2nd by West Indies Power Holdings BV (WIPH), the developer of the ongoing geothermal energy project on the island.



The island of Nevis, long known for its numerous hot springs, commenced drilling for the construction of a geothermal powerplant at Spring Hill, Nevis, in January 2008. When completed (estimated 2010), the plant will supply 50 megawatts of electricity, enough to fulfill all of Nevis' demand (approximately 10 megawatts), and also enough to export to neighbouring Saint Kitts as well as other nearby islands via submarine electrical transmission cables. The project, being undertaken by West Indies Power, will make Saint Kitts and Nevis the first country in the Caribbean to utilize large-scale Geothermal energy, and, when complete, will make Saint Kitts and Nevis one of the least dependent nations in the world on fossil-fuels.[27]

06-18-2008, 10:29 AM
Bravo Zulu.