There has been a breakthrough in plans to develop a geothermal energy plant for Dominica in the Roseau valley.

The announcement came from Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit at a Cabinet Press Conference on Thursday, where he revealed that a contract is expected to be signed soon.

The Dominica Geothermal Development Company Ltd. (DGDC) was established in 2016 to lead the Geothermal project on the island.

According to the Prime Minister, Government went to tender for some of the project’s components, and the tenders have been submitted.

He told the conference “I believe we are in a position to issue a contract for the commencement, in earnest, of the Geothermal project in Dominica”.

Mr. Skerrit thanked the World Bank and the UK and France Governments for their partnership on the project.

He highlighted the Geothermal initiative as “a transformational project” for enhancing Dominica’s global image as a leader in renewable energy and climate resilience.