Nicaragua seeks $15m for geothermal project from Climate Investment Fund

Reported this week, the Nicaraguan Government together with the World Bank have sought the approval of $15 million from the Climate Investment Fund for Nicaragua’s Geothermal Development Plan. As reported by Energia Limpia XXI the Climate Investment Fund is now studying the approval of the bid for $15 million allocation in funds ($7.7 million in grant and […]

Montserrat geothermal project to soon resume drilling on third well

Following news on the drilling campaign for the third well of the geothermal project on Montserrat in the Caribbean, things had turned a bit quiet. Local news outlet Montserrat  Reporter now reported earlier this month, that work on this third well is to resume soon. There seem to have been some problems with the drilling […]

Nicaragua’s San Jacinto geothermal plant drilling additional wells

Polaris Energy Nicaragua and geothermal drilling specialist Iceland Drilling Company (IDC) have signed a contract to drill additional wells at the San Jacinto-Tizate Geothermal Power plant in Nicaragua. In 2016, three new wells were drilled by the company and a workover conducted for four existing wells. The current drilling project started last month and already last […]

Dominica geothermal project moving forward

In a recent interview with local news outlet CBN4, Member of Parliament for Roseau Valley, Dr. Collin McIntyre, reported that the geothermal project of Dominica is underway in his constituency. “The geothermal project is on stream, we are looking at it in the Laudat area in terms of production and we are looking at the […]

St. Lucia geothermal project on track for drilling in 2018

St. Lucia is moving towards the next phase of their geothermal project as they complete geothermal development studies. Valerie Leon, acting Permanent Secretary in the Department of Sustainable Development, said “We are very advanced with our geothermal development. We have conducted all the geothermal studies that will give us information (and) are looking at the […]

St. Kitts geothermal project seek to establish drilling incentive program

In an interview with the press, The Hon. Ian ‘Patches’ Liburd disclosed that St. Kitts has engaged the Caribbean Development Bank and CARICOM Energy Unit to assist in the next steps for the St. Kitts geothermal project. While exploratory drilling is still required to confirm the resource and size, Teranov has established a resource between […]

13 finalists chosen for Latin American geothermal development facility

The Geothermal Development Facility (GDF) for Latin America has selected 13 finalists after the first run of expression of interests closed at the end of February 2017. Final grant approvals are anticipated for Q4 2017. The German government’s KfW Development Bank in conjunction with the European Union has launched the EUR55 million geothermal power fund […]

Mexico issues three geothermal exploration permits for Engie and Reykjavik Geothermal

Mexico is expanding its geothermal market to the private sector with a recent issuing of exploration permits for global energy companies. Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (SENER) has issued three exploration permits to ENGIE, a global energy company, and Reykjavik Geothermal, an Icelandic geothermal development company. These permits authorise their holders to spend three years exploring […]

Honduras’ Platanares geothermal project to begin operations this year

Honduras will bring 35 MW of geothermal online this year as Ormat’s Platanares project is anticipated to reach commercial operation by the end of 2017. This announcement was made by Isaac Angel, CEO of Ormat Technologies, in his presentation of Q1 2017 earnings and plans for Platanares geothermal project in Honduras. Ormat Technologies is continuing […]