January 23, 2008
Nevis will have its base load electrical power supplied by geothermal energy towards the end of this year.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of West Indies Power Nevis Ltd, Mr. Kerry McDonald made the disclosure during an exclusive interview with the Department of Information on Tuesday January 22, 2007, as the company commenced drilling operations at its first site in the Spring Hill area.
“This rotary drill which is going to drill an 8-inch hole down to 500 ft that’s what we call the connector it will then move off the rotary core rig to what is called a slim hole down to 7,000 ft. From that slim hole we will be able to test the resource, know the quantity and quality of the resource. That will take approximately 30 days after that the production rig will come on and it will drill a 7000 foot hole that’s 20 inches in diameter from which we will start production of geothermal energy here on the island of Nevis.