The government of St. Lucia in the Caribbean plans start of surface exploration in early 2015 and is in advanced talks with U.S.-based Ormat Technologies for the development of a geothermal power plant.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) provides a loan of $130 million to help on electrification efforts bringing electricity to rural areas in Kenya, creating more pressure on successful delivery of geothermal power projects in Kenya.
State-owned PNG Power Ltd (PPL) of Papua New Guinea is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from interested firms for the development and operation of renewable energy plants, including geothermal opportunities.
The geothermal project in Strasbourg, France we reported on earlier is actually a German-French joint venture between Fonroche Góethermie, Herrenknecht Vertical and H. Anger & Söhne and is called Foragelec.
Policies, regulations and incentives play an important role in helping to foster geothermal development. How crucial they really have been in the past 14 years was content of a recent presentation I gave and talk about in this article.