4 Jul 2011

Vanuatu in line for geothermal power station

3:05 pm on 4 July 2011

An Australian company is planning a geothermal power plant on north Efate in Vanuatu.

The company plans to set up the plant around the hot pools of Takara village.

It aims to provide cheap electricity for Efate by early 2014.

The company says it'll spend as much as nine billion vatu, or around 99 million US dollars on the project.

The managing director of Kuth Energy, David McDonald, says an environmental impact assessment of international standard will be conducted before any development is undertaken.