Saba Eyes Nevis Island Geothermal Project

West Indies Power Drilling In Nevis Photo By Erasmus Williams Charlestown, Nevis January 27, 2009 The Nevis Geothermal Project is expected to move to its second phase in the first quarter of 2009.  Word of this has come from Minister …

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Nevis’ Geothermal Energy Estimated At Hundreds of Megawatts

Nevis Island's Geothermal Well # 3

Nevis Island’s Geothermal Well – Nevis 3

Charlestown, Nevis
October 17, 2008

Officials of West Indies Power (WIP) have confirmed that at least two geothermal drill sites on Nevis have the capacity to produce hundreds of megawatts of geothermal energy.

The confirmation came on October 16, hours after the passage of Hurricane Omar, when WIP’s Nevis 3 well at Hamilton Estate, came alive with steam.

“The geothermal reservoir that exists between Spring Hill and Hamilton Estates contains several hundred megawatts of geothermal production capacity,” WIP’s Chef Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Kerry McDonald said.

According to Mr. McDonald, the high temperatures at Nevis 3 at Hamilton Estate which is located at 2.5miles south of Nevis 1 at Spring Hill where steam and high temperatures were also found, confirmed the existence of a continuous geothermal reservoir between the two wells.

The NIA had given WIP the authority to explore the geothermal reservoir of the island in February 2007, in its efforts to provide cheaper electricity and reduce the cost of living for Nevisians.

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Second Geothermal Drill Site For Nevis, West Indies

Kerry Mc Donald - West Indies Power

Kerry Mc Donald – West Indies Power

Charlestown, Nevis
June 26, 2008

Chief Executive Officer of West Indies Power Limited (WIPL) Mr. Kerry Mc. Donald told the Department of Information on June 25, 2008, that plans were well on the way towards providing geothermal energy for the island of Nevis in 2009.

He also spoke of his commitment to the initiative.

“Everything is based on power to Nevis at the end of 2009,” Mc. Donald said.

The company, which made its first geothermal reservoir discovery on June 02, 2008 at Drill Site Nevis1 in Spring Hill, had since relocated to Drill Site Nevis 2 at Upper Jessups Village in the St. Thomas Parish.

The CEO spoke of the company’s current undertakings at the new site.

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