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GreenRG – US energy-solutions firm gets go-ahead to set up operations in Jamaica

The Cabinet has given the green light for an American firm which wants to establish a presence in Jamaica, providing cost-effective energy solutions.

GreenRG Management, LLC is to work with several local municipal entities to reduce energy-related operating costs.

“The Cabinet has approved an agreement as outlined in a MOU (memorandum of understanding) between the Department of Local Government and the GreenRG for the introduction, testing and research of new solar technology for a range of uses at the parochial and national levels in Jamaica,” Daryl Vaz, minister with responsibility for information, told journalists during the weekly post-Cabinet media briefing at Jamaica House yesterday.

“The approval is on the basis that GreenRG will test for purposes of research and experiment, its new solar technology on a pilot basis,” Vaz said.

pilot projects

He noted that the American firm would be required to provide reports of audits on its pilot projects to the Government every six months and will be required to register its patents in Jamaica and share its carbon credits with the State.

Under the MOU, the Government will not be responsible for the theft of any equipment owned by GreenRG while it is rolling out its pilot programme in Jamaica.

“The company made an unsolicited offer to the Government of Jamaica through the Ministry of Energy and Mining to test new solar technology for streets lights, buildings, water pumps and other infrastructure at no cost to the Government of Jamaica,” Vaz said.

He added that the agreement with GreenRG is in keeping with the Government’s plan to focus on alternative, affordable energy sources.

According to its website, GreenRG solutions can among other things reduce building lighting energy consumption by between 50 and 80 per cent while lowering building maintenance and labour costs.

 

Source: Jamaica Gleaner



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