After an internal mud collapse stalled drilling of the third geothermal well for several months, Monserrat officials expect drilling to resume within no more than a few weeks. Monserrat plans to use geothermal as a primary baseload resource for the island, with solar PV to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2020. Diesel generators will be on hand for peak load and back-up. After an initial drilling of two successful wells, officials involved in the project agreed that a third well may yield a larger geothermal resource. The island is currently holding EME visits (Early Market and Engagement) to secure a company to enter a Public Private Partnership. Six companies expressed interest, including Italy-based Exergy and US-based Thermal Energy Partners. Thermal Energy Partners are developing the geothermal project on the island of Nevis.