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LocalNews Geothermal energy will eliminate need for fuel surcharge by: – July 29, 2013 Share Sharing is caring! 8 Views no discussions Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit presented the 2013/2014 national budget last week WednesdayDominicans have been told that the generation of electricity from geothermal energy will eliminate the need for the fuel surcharge added to their electricity bills.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit disclosed at Parliament last week that the cost of energy affects the quality of life of families, individuals and households and the competitiveness of businesses. “The “fuel surcharge”, which is part of the electricity bill related to the use of diesel for operating the generators, can be up to 45 percent of the bill. The generation of electricity from geothermal energy will eliminate the need for this surcharge,” he said.He noted that since assuming office, his government has focused on the development of the country’s geothermal resources. “We believe that this resource can have a tremendous transformational effect on the Dominican economy due to the number and variety of new investments that a relatively cheap energy supply could attract”. According to Mr Skerrit, to date, government has invested a significant sum of money towards the geothermal project.“In August 2013, the drilling of a production and reinjection well will commence. This is estimated to cost an additional $36.7 million making a total of $67.2 million invested by government in developing the resource in the Roseau Valley. He said further that this $67.2 million invested has allowed government to establish that the geothermal resource of the Roseau Valley is of excellent quality and available in sufficient quantity to generate in excess of 120 megawatts of electricity.He said there is reason to believe that we are beginning to reap the benefits of using this approach. At a meeting held in Paris, last month, the Agence Francaise de Developpment (AFD) offered to provide full financing for the construction of the small power plant of 15 megawatt which will supply electricity to the local market. The drilling of a production and reinjection well is expected to commence in August“Upon construction of this plant, the current analysis suggests that consumers can expect to see a decrease of some 40 percent in the price paid for electricity,” Mr Skerrit stated.The Government and people of Dominica will own between 80 percent to 90 percent of the small power plant which will be constructed by 2015. A minority shareholding of between 20 percent and 10 per cent will be offered to a group of French and other investors with interest in developing the large power plant of 100 plus megawatt to supply electricity to Guadeloupe and Martinique. In the coming months, work will commence to determine the amount of land that will be necessary to successfully build and operate the geothermal plants that we plan to establish. “In doing so, Government guarantees that the property rights of landowners in the selected communities will be respected. Those occupying lands legitimately, but with no title to the property, will be assisted in obtaining title so as to facilitate transactions for bringing the resource to commercial reality”.He said his government regards the landowners as “key stakeholders” and as such they will intensify the dissemination of information on all aspects of the development.They will also seek their participation and involvement in its planning as the project progresses. Dominica Vibes News Share Tweet Share
Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 MARCO VERRATTI has been named in PSG’s squad for the remainder of their Champions League campaign.Although he’s a doubt for their crucial quarter-final tie against Atalanta, it is hopeful the Italian midfielder will play some part in the competition.Jessica Aidi is the stunning missus of PSG star Marco VerrattiItalian star Verratti has dated Aidi since last yearBeautiful Aidi was formerly a waitress before becoming a modelAnd a Champions League win would cap off an incredible year for the 27-year-old.But on a personal level, he was left heartbroken when he announced his divorce to long-term partner Laura Zazzara in 2019.However, he soon found love with stunning model Jessica Aidi, 28.FROM PARIS WITH LOVEVerratti and Aidi, who has a 192,000 followers on Instagram, were rumoured to be an item when they were seen holding hands at the Monaco Grand Prix in May, 2019.However, they didn’t go public with their romance until last year’s Paris Fashion Week.The pair posed for photos side-by-side at a fashion show, and have since been inseparable.It has been claimed they met before Aidi became a model and worked as a waitress.Aidi was first seen with Verratti at the Monaco Grand Prix in 2019Verratti and Aidi went public with their romance later that year at Paris Fashion WeekAidi has appeared in US magazine Sports IllustratedFashionista Aidi used to date Laurent Bourgeois, better known as Beyonce’s backing dancer Aidi has over 190,000 followers on InstagramLINKED TO BEYONCEBefore Jessica began dating Verratti, she was in a long-term relationship of her own.The stunning brunette was with French dancer Laurent Bourgeois, one half of dance troupe Les Twins.He is famously recognised as one of Beyonce’s backing dancers.However, with his tour commitments taking centre stage, Jessica and Laurent parted ways.IN GOOD COMPANYAidi has wasted no time in mingling with other PSG Wags.This summer the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model was pictured hanging out with Verratti’s team-mate’s missus Izabel Goulart.Goulart, the partner of Kevin Trapp, is also a model for Victoria’s Secret.Since dating Verratti, Aidi has settled in being a PSG Wag wellAidi has mingled with other PSG Wags including Victoria’s Secret model Izabel GoulartAidi has called Verratti the love of her lifeIt may not long be long before wedding bells starting ringing for Verratti and AidiAnd the whole group enjoyed some time off in June in St Tropez.A month prior, Aidi posted a loved-up picture of them together last month with the caption: “Love of my life.”Will Verratti walk down the aisle for a second time?Mbappe shoves Neymar out of PSG team photo, before Veratti pulls him back in, after Champions Trophy win Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk Funny animals make you happy and laugh funny animal compilation 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night.