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Guyana Hydro-Power Construction Likely to Start by Year End

The Caribbean should be pushing for renewable energy because of its vulnerability to fossil fuels, Head of State, Bharrat Jagdeo, has said and in this regard and despite challenges, Guyana would be pursuing renewable energy in the form of hydropower, one way or another. Guyana Power & Light Inc. Chairman, Winston Brassington, noted that it is likely that construction of the Amaila Falls hydropower plant will start by year end.

The project which has the capacity to provide over 140 megawatts of electricity is to be located along the Kuribrong River in Potaro, Region Eight. Guyana’s fuel import bill is US$350 million, and the President has said that the development of renewable energy sources is needed to increase energy security and maintain macro-economic stability.

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Amaila Falls Hydro-Power Project
Source: Caribbean Construction

 



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