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 […]

Solar project bidders visit Montserrat

Montserrat is coming closer to reaching its vision of 100% renewable penetration on the grid by 2020 with its geothermal project, but also by harnessing the sun. In early June, the government of Montserrat, headed by Hon Minister Paul Lewis, welcomed four of six project bidders for the introduction of the Phase 1 of the […]

Microgrids in the Caribbean: Nothing micro about the opportunity

Guest Editorial, written by Kaitlyn Bunker, Ph.D., Rocky Mountain Institute – Carbon War Room Energy systems around the world are witnessing a shift towards smaller, more sustainable, and more accessible electricity generation and connection options. Microgrids are at the center of this fundamental change, bringing new and innovative business models to the traditional energy model. […]

Montserrat renewable energy project signals action by government and local utility

On Friday, March 24, the Government of Montserrat through the Ministry of Communications, Works and Labour (MCWL) and Montserrat Utilities Limited (MUL) released a Request for Qualifications for interested parties to qualify for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction for a 1 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage project. The solar project is part […]

Markets seek more progress on Caribbean geothermal

In a market-wide poll taken at the 2016 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF), delegates overwhelmingly responded that islands are not acting quickly enough to develop their geothermal resource. While regional progress has been closely tracked – particularly the uptick in the past year – we have yet to see proven steam. Montserrat is digging its third well, […]

Montserrat Geothermal Project to Commence Drilling on Third Well

The Icelandic Drilling Company, contracted by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), has offloaded their drilling equipment at the site of the third well in Monserrat and drilling will begin soon. It has taken longer than anticipated to prepare the site, as the terrain was rough, rocky and covered in layers of deposited ash. […]

Montserrat: geothermal will boost economy

The Head of Government Business in Montserrat, Premier Donaldson Romeo, state that he hopes spin-off industries will be born from local geothermal production. During a telephone interview from Miami with ZJB Radio on Wednesday, Premier Romeo said: “In the very area are where the production would be located, there is a possibility for companies who […]

Montserrat Geothermal – Third Well will be Drilled in early 2016

Montserrat geothermal projects to move forward next year. Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), a third geothermal well will be drilled in Montserrat. Following on the heels of two other wells that are each currently producing 1.5 MW of power, this new well hopes to bring Montserrat geothermal production to ~5 MW.