Geothermal Energy Drilling In Nevis Draws Interest

Geothermal Energy Drilling In Nevis, West Indies

Geothermal Energy Drilling In Nevis, West Indies

Charelstown, Nevis
August 07, 2008

Local interest in the geothermal operations on Nevis continued to grow and according to a top official of West Indies Power Nevis Ltd. the trend was evident in the number of persons who continued to visit the Spring Hill Nevis1 site and the Upper Jessups Nevis 2 site.

Chief Operations Officer (COO), Head of Drilling Operations of West Indies Power Mr. Bobby Tinsley, made the observation when he spoke with the Department of Information at his Nelson Spring office on August 07, 2008.

“We have seen a lot of people up there [Nevis 2]. Our security guard handles most of the in betweens stuff and the people who want to come see the location. So stop and see the security guard if you are coming up. They will bring you up and show you around the location.

“During Culturama in the last three or four days I guess people were off work we have seen a tremendous amount of people up there asking a lot of questions. What we are doing? When we think it will be online? Where is the plant going? What is the pad for? Why did we dig the pond? Typical questions from the public that have a lot of interest. Their reactions have been very good they are all smiles and are waiting to see the productivity come along,” he said.

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Federal Government To Purchase Renewable Energy From Nevis

Nevis Geothermal Drilling Project

Nevis Geothermal Energy Drilling Project

Charlestown, Nevis
April 17, 2008

The geothermal exploration project on Nevis received another boost on Thursday April 17, 2008, when Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, Sustainable Development, Infrastructure and Technology in the Federal Government of St. Kitts and Nevis Hon. Nigel Carty, gave a commitment that St. Kitts stood ready to purchase renewable energy from Nevis.
 
The Junior Federal Minister made the disclosure in an interview with the Department of information during his visit to Nevis where he met and held discussions with Junior Minister with responsibility for Works, Public Utilities, Natural Resources and the Environment in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Carlisle Powell along with members of the Nevis Electricity Company Ltd. and West Indies Power Nevis Ltd. the company involved in ongoing geothermal explorations on the island.
 
“I am prepared to say that the government of St. Kitts and Nevis stands 100 percent behind this operation and stands ready at anytime, to become involved in any power purchase arrangement between West Indies Power and the Federal government of St. Kitts and Nevis,” Mr. Carty said.
 
The visiting Minister who was accompanied by Director of Physical Planning and the Environment in the Federal Government Mr. Randolph Edmeade, OAS Director to St. Kitts and Nevis Mr. Starett Green and Consultant to the government of St. Kitts and Nevis through an OAS arrangement Dr. Albert Binger, said that he was impressed with the discussions held and operations at the Spring Hill Nevis I drill site.

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St. Kitts Electricity Dept. Visits Nevis Geothermal Site

Nevis Geothermal Drilling Rig

Nevis Island Geothermal Drilling Rig

Charlestown, Nevis
April 16, 2008

A team from the St. Kitts Electricity Department visited Nevis on Wednesday March 16, 2008.to observe the ongoing operations up close at the West Indies Power Nevis Ltd. geothermal energy drill site at Spring Hill.
 
Head of the team Mr. Bertille Browne Superintendent of Transmission and Distribution on St. Kitts, told the Department of Information that the 13 member contingent made up of technicians was on a fact finding mission. 
 
“I am with a group of engineers and technicians who come to look at the operations here for the geothermal project. We are basically looking at the technical aspect of it because one day in the future we may have to make technical decisions if there are any interconnectivity between this project and our system in Nevis.

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