NO. 29/2015 DATE: March 30, 2015
GRENADA - NEW ZEALAND PARTNERSHIP TO EXPLORE GEOTHERMAL POTENTIAL PROGRESSING WELL
ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, Monday, March 30, 2015: Pursuant to the Geothermal Support Partnership Framework Agreement that was signed in September 2014, between the Governments of Grenada and New Zealand, the following components have now been completed:
- Component one - Pre-field work commenced in December 2014 with desk reviews, technical and logistical planning and was completed in January 2015; and
- Component two - Geological and Geochemical surveys commenced in February and have now been now completed. The survey recorded the location, temperature and chemistry of twelve (12) thermal manifestations and reviewed the geology of Grenada. Samples will be sent back to New Zealand for analysis.
During the second component of the assistance, scouting for suitable sites for geophysics tests was undertaken by scientists from Jacobs New Zealand Limited, the firm contracted by the Government of New Zealand to undertake the required work. Such scouting was undertaken in collaboration with local support from personnel familiar with the areas of interest. To date, fifty (50) points have been surveyed, primarily within the northern part of Grenada.
These points will be further analysed during the third component of the surveying, wherein Geophysical analyses will be undertaken. This Component commenced in mid March. In this component it is anticipated that a Magnetotelluric (MT) survey will be undertaken. This is an electromagnetic surveying method used to map subsurface resistivity variations by measuring naturally occurring electric and magnetic fields on the Earth’s surface, and are useful to help determine the presence and extent of the potential geothermal resource. This Phase of the Assessment is anticipated to be concluded by end of April 2015.
The Government of Grenada is confident that harnessing geothermal energy would ultimately reduce Grenada’s overwhelming dependence on imported fossil fuel, leading to a reduction in Grenada’s carbon footprint. The Government takes this opportunity to acknowledge the current initiative of the Government of New Zealand and looks forward to their continued cooperation and collaboration with this initiative.
The Ministry of Finance and Energy takes this opportunity to record its appreciation to the Ministries of Agriculture and Labour; the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF), including the Immigration Division and the Division of Customs and Excise for their support and collaboration in the process thus far.
426 GOVERNMENT FINALISING LOAN AGREEMENT WITH GCNA FOR DISBURSEMENT OF CABINET APPROVED FINANCIAL PACKAGE
386 TRAINING IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION FOR INLAND REVENUE AND CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISIONS HAILED A SUCCESS
339 GRENADA TO DRAFT A COUNTRY PROGRAMME TO ACCESS CLIMATE FINANCE UNDER THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND (GCF)
315 INCREASED INVESTOR CONFIDENCE IN GRENADA LEADS TO OVER-SUBSCRIPTION OF EC.56 MILLION IN TREASURY BILLS
214 VALIDATION WORKSHOP: DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION LANDSCAPE IN THE OECS REGION
204 NEW CUSTOMS OFFICERS RECEIVE TRAINING IN MONITORING AND CONTROL OF TRADE IN OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS)
200 GRENADA TO BENEFIT FROM REGIONAL DEMONSTRATION PROJECT FOR THE REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING SECTOR
197 OECS COUNTRY MISSION TO UNDERTAKE DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT ON CONSUMER AFFAIRS LANDSCAPES IN MEMBER STATES
196 ENERGY DIAGNOSIS AND POLICY EVALUATION WORKSHOP AS GRENADA MOVES FORWARD IN DEVELOPING NATIONAL ENERGY PLANNING GUIDELINES
84 Government to meet with Public Sector Unions to discuss new protocol for Statutory Bodies and State Owned Enterprises
58 November 3, 2014 - DISCUSSION OF DRAFT SCOCIAL COMPACT ON GBN TELEVISION – TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4TH, 2014
54 September 25, 2014 - LOCAL TEAM MEETING HELD FOLLOWING THE UN CONFERENCE IN SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS), SAMOA SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2014
53 September 25, 2014 - LOCAL TEAM MEETING HELD FOLLOWING THE UN CONFERENCE ON SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS), SAMOA SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2014
50 September 18, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY 2015 BUDGET PREPARATION MOVING INTO HIGH GEAR
48 September 12, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE OZONE LAYER
47 September 12, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE OZONE LAYER
37 June 30, 2014 - JUNIOR OFFICERS OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION PARTICIPATE IN BASIC TRAINING COURSE
36 June 30, 2014 - JUNIOR OFFICERS OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION PARTICIPATE IN BASIC TRAINING COURSE
24 April 24, 2014 - NOU AND GRENCASE COLLABORATES TO PROVIDE TRAINING IN REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING FUNDAMENTALS
21 April 1, 2014 - GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS COMMENCE TALKS ON MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR HOME-GROWN PROGRAMME OF FISCAL ADJUSTMENT AND REFORMS
20 April 1, 2014 - REGISTRATION OF LICENSED NON-BANK FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN COMPLIANCE WITH FATCA
19 March 27, 2014 - GOVERNMENT AND DIGICEL SIGN AGREEMENT FOR INSTALLATION OF ELECTRONIC TRACKING SYSTEM DEVICES IN ALL GOVERNMENT VEHICLES
15 March 6, 2014 - GRENADA TO HOST ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ESD) PROJECT INCEPTION MEETING
11 February 26, 2014 - 3RD INSTALLMENT OF RETROACTIVE PAYMENTS TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND TEACHERS DEFERRED
10 February 25, 2014 - GRENADA CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION ANNUAL AWARD AND RECOGNITION CEREMONY, 2014
8 February 12, 2014 - COMMITTEE OF SOCIAL PARTNERS MOVING STEADFASTLY TOWARDS THE FINALISATION OF A SOCIAL COMPACT