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Guyana Starts Wind Data Collection in Hinterland

File Source: Wind energy, Wikipedia Commons

File Source: Wind energy, Wikipedia Commons

The Project Implementation Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister has installed anemometers and associated dataloggers in four hinterland locations to collect wind data over a 2-year period. Anemometers are installed in Orealla, Region 6; Jawalla, Region 7; Campbelltown, Region 8; Yupukari, Region 9.

The wind data collection is part of the Government’s plans to expand electricity access in hinterland locations using appropriate technologies and locally available energy sources. Data collection, and subsequent data analyses, will detemine the hinterland locations where wind is a viable energy source. As such, at the end of a data collection period, the anemometers will be moved to other locations which show some wind energy potential. The data collection exercise is implemented under the Unserved Areas Electrification Programme (UAEP) which is financed with a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank. In part, the UAEP aims at examining and developing ways to provide and expand electricity access to hinterland locations in the most cost effective and sustainable manner.

About 20% of Guyana’s population lives in the hinterland.

Category/ies:Guyana News, Wind energy.
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