Nevis Enlightens Students About Geothermal Energy

Charlestown, Nevis
February 01, 2008

Fifth and sixth Grade students of the St. James Primary School were the fist to benefit from a series of educational presentations to schools on the island on geothermal energy and its benefits to Nevis.
Junior Minister with responsibility for Communications Works, Public Utilities, Physical Planning, Posts, Natural Resources and Environment Hon. Carlisle Powell told the Department of Information on February 01, moments before his first presentation to students entitled “Nevis Geothermal Development ““ leading CARICOM in geothermal development” said the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) had taken a decision to intensify its dissemination of information to the public with respect to the ongoing geothermal project on Nevis. Students would be the first beneficiaries.
He explained that Green Energy and its production of which geothermal is a part and wind energy in which Nevis would be involved in would be new to the island and therefore education on about the process was essential to Nevisians.

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Geo-thermal Energy Drilling Commences On Nevis

Charlestown, Nevis
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.

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