St. Kitts with reported geothermal potential estimated at 18-37 MW


Basseterre, St. Kitts (source: flickr/ Roger W, creative commons)


Alexander Richter

by Alexander Richter

Recent studies and an independent assessment reports a geothermal development potential of 18 to 37 MW in power generation capacity for St. Kitts in the Caribbean.


Renewable energy continues to be the focus of the Government of National Unity  as it maintains its efforts to ensure that renewable energy plays a critical role in the sustainable development and economic growth of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, as reported by the country’s Minister of Energy, Honourable Ian Patches Liburd,

In a recent statement he reports that the government of St. Kitts and Nevis has made positive strides in respect to its development in St. Kitts.

“I am happy to report that an independent assessment of the geothermal source prospects on St. Kitts was completed by Geothermal Resource Group Inc. (GRG), a global leader in geothermal resource exploration, development and resource assessment,” said Minister Liburd. “This resource assessment, which was conducted in accordance with the geothermal reporting code AEGA 2010 has found that the Brimstone Hill prospect represents an inferred geothermal resource with an estimated generation potential of 18 to 37 megawatts based on the results of geologic, geochemical and geophysical exploration results conducted and documented by Teranov.”

The energy minister said that the GRG assessment has also provided recommendations for improving the interpretation of existing data sets. GRG has further stated that “with its additional work, we think that the confidence in the assessment can be greatly improved. Subsequently, exploratory boreholes will be required to measure temperature, pressure and other resource parameters to more firmly establish the potential of this commercial resource.”


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