Exploratory boreholes campaign
In 2006, the La Reunion Regional Council launched a call for tenders for the Plaine des Sables prospective site. The goal of this project was to drill 3 exploratory boreholes to a depth of approximately 1500m in order to demonstrate the existence of a geothermal reservoir. If successful, this exploratory phase could be followed by a development project.
The program was temporarily halted at the end of 2008 following conflicts of interest between this geothermal exploration and the strict environmental protection of the site.