Dominica Geothermal Risk Mitigation Project (WB-P162149)

Countries
  • Dominica
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Bank Risk Rating
A
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Borrower
Government of Dominica
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 17.20 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 51.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Disclosed by Bank Apr 5, 2017


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Project Description

The development objective of Geothermal Risk Mitigation Project for Dominica are to: a) diversify the domestic power generation mix in Dominica by integrating clean, renewable geothermal energy; and b) assess the viability of exporting geothermal-based electricity to regional islands. Some of the negative impacts include: (i) permanent loss of land; (ii) permanent loss of trees and crops; (iii) permanent loss of a residential structure; (iv) permanent loss of an agricultural structure; (v) loss of income; and (vi) loss experienced by vulnerable parties. Some of the mitigation measures include: (i) appropriate price or compensation as mutually agreed with the land owners; (ii) cash compensation for the loss of trees, crops, perennials based on estimated crop values from the WB April 2018 post disaster needs assessment; (iii) moving assistance in lump sum payment; (iv) appropriate price or compensation as mutually agreed with the land owners based upon government valuation asset values; (v) loss of income compensation will be provided based upon a percentage of income loss experienced by the affected party; and (vi) supplemental compensation for loss of annual income.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
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