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New Power Plant Moving Jamaica Closer To Energy Security

New Power Plant Moving Jamaica Closer To Energy Security

  The construction of a new combined energy plant in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine, is poised to help improve Jamaica’s energy security. At the same...


Caribbean Energy Consumers to Benefit From New Initiative

  GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Caribbean energy services consumers are to benefit from a new initiative being spearheaded by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Development Fund (CDF)...


Bustamante Hospital To Save Millions With Solar Energy

  Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton (left), and Executive Chairman of the Guardsman Group, Kenneth Benjamin (2nd right), shake hands to symbolise the formal handover...


The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator

The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator

More than 40 businesses and 26 Caribbean countries have joined together in support of a $1bn project to create the world’s first ‘climate smart zone’...


Anguilla Electricity Company Limited – Request for Proposal:

Reconstruction of Anglec Photovoltaic Generating Plant   44315a3f4161df3719a49a85c98288c2   Read...


Employment Opportunity : Transmission & Distribution Operations

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Atomic Energy Agency has Advanced Jamaica’s Nuclear Technology Capacity – PIOJ Head

Atomic Energy Agency has Advanced Jamaica’s Nuclear Technology Capacity – PIOJ Head

The Planning Institute of Jamaica’s (PIOJ) Director General, Dr. Wayne Henry, says the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been pivotal in advancing the country’s...


Solar Farm to Reduce Volume of Fuel Purchased by LUCELEC by 300,000 Gallons: Official

(SNO) – Saint Lucia’s first solar farm was officially opened yesterday, Thursday, August 9, 2018, at La Tourney, Vieux-Fort, with the various speakers at the ceremony,...


New Finance Fund For Energy SMEs

Stakeholders from the Caribbean energy sector are meeting this week to discuss key issues affecting the industry, including sustainable financing, renewables and energy efficiency.   The CARICOM Secretariat is...


Caribbean Development Bank : Sixteen Regional Professionals Earn Certified Energy Manager Designation

Sixteen men and women from around the Caribbean Region are now designated certified energy professionals, having participated in the Regional Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Training...


F&S Solar Commissions Caribbean’s Largest PV Plant

With a capacity of 58 MW, the Caribbean’s largest PV plant has been commissioned in the Dominican Republic. The site was developed, planned and built...


OECS Partners With IRENA On Two Key Sustainable Energy Initiatives

CASTRIES – The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission has partnered with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on two key sustainable energy initiatives, the...


Inaugural CARICOM Energy Personality Award presented to Hannah Olmberg-Soesman

The inaugural CARICOM Energy Personality Award was presented to Ms. Hannah Olmberg-Soesman during the Electric Vehicle Workshop opening ceremony on 20 June in Bridgetown, Barbados.   A...


Renewed Leadership for Renewables and Climate-Smart Infrastructure

Renewed Leadership for Renewables and Climate-Smart Infrastructure

CEOs and energy leaders from Caribbean utilities recently met in Barbados for the CARILEC Chief Executive Officers and Leadership Conference, co-hosted with the Barbados Light and Power...


Barbados Working to Become Renewable Energy Island

Barbados is placing emphasis on its transportation sector in its quest to become a “renewable energy island”, Mr. Jehu Wiltshire, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry...


Transition towards renewable energy

IT’S “OUT with the old, in with the new” for Trinidad and Tobago, as the country moves ahead with efforts to restore its infrastructure. At...


Eastern Caribbean States Want Govt Buildings To Go Solar

Eastern Caribbean States Want Govt Buildings To Go Solar

The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with non-profit association Solar Head of State for the development of solar...


Guyana Secures Financing for 100 MW Solar Project

The $80 million scheme is expected to be financed by the Inter-American Development Bank, with the support of the Norwegian government. The funds concerned were...


PCJ Preaching Energy Conservation As Children Go Off On Summer Break

PCJ Preaching Energy Conservation As Children Go Off On Summer Break

With the summer holidays confining a majority of the nation’s children to the home, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) said it will be ramping...


Nevis Pursuing Only Geothermal As A Renewable Energy Source At This Point, Says Premier

Nevis Pursuing Only Geothermal As A Renewable Energy Source At This Point, Says Premier

In pursuit of its sustainable energy programme, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will not actively pursue other areas of renewable energy but will to concentrate...


Japan Gifts Guyana US$17.8m for Renewable Energy -Further US$1.3m Going To Street Lamps

Japan Gifts Guyana US$17.8m for Renewable Energy -Further US$1.3m Going To Street Lamps

The Government of Guyana yesterday clinched a deal with Japan for US$17.8m in renewable energy for the city.Tokyo, in an agreement which had been announced...


PAHO Provides An Energy Benchmarking Tool to Public Healthcare Facilities

PAHO Provides An Energy Benchmarking Tool to Public Healthcare Facilities

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Ministry of Health will soon reap tangible saving from energy consumption techniques at its health facilities via an Energy Benchmarking...


PAHO provides an Energy Benchmarking Tool to public healthcare facilities

PAHO provides an Energy Benchmarking Tool to public healthcare facilities

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Ministry of Health will soon reap tangible saving from energy consumption techniques at its health facilities via an Energy Benchmarking...


T&T Company Charges Ahead With Renewable Solutions

With utility rates set to increase in Trinidad and Tobago, one company is providing a viable option for homeowners through the use of renewable energy.   Local company Davis...


SLHTA Wants ‘Greater Role’ in Renewable Energy Development

SLHTA Wants ‘Greater Role’ in Renewable Energy Development

The St. Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association wants to play a greater role in helping St. Lucia meet its renewable energy targets under the United...


Jamaica’s Energy Diversification Programme Bearing Fruit

Jamaica’s Energy Diversification Programme Bearing Fruit

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the early decision to move aggressively towards energy diversification makes Jamaica less susceptible to...


Alternative Energy Expo June 15 and 16

Alternative Energy Expo June 15 and 16

Service providers in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency industry are among the persons invited to the upcoming Alternative Energy Expo being held at The...


Gov’t Saves $230m Under Energy Efficiency and Conservation Projects

Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley (right), speaks with Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP) Project Manager, Jody Grizzle, at the...


CARICOM Developing Communications Strategy for Sustainable Energy

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has launched an initiative aimed at formulating a region-wide communications strategy for sustainable energy.   The Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat...


St. Kitts RLB International Airport Authorities Successfully Test Emergency Response Plan

St. Kitts RLB International Airport Authorities Successfully Test Emergency Response Plan

 Airport authorities could be meeting as early as this week to tweak their emergency response plan after it was tested during the weekend.   St. Christopher Air...


Local and Int’l Students to Take Part in EFYM Programme

Local and Int’l Students to Take Part in EFYM Programme

Approximately 66 local and international students will be participating in the action component of the ‘Energy For Young Minds’ (EFYM) programme this year.   The EFYM is...


Wigton Wind Farm Offering Renewable Energy Training Course

Wigton Wind Farm Offering Renewable Energy Training Course

Registration is now open for Wigton Wind Farm Limited’s upcoming training course in photovoltaic system design, from June 18 to 22.   The week-long course, to be...


Financing for Photovoltaic Park in Jamaica Successfully Completed

Financing for Photovoltaic Park in Jamaica Successfully Completed

The financing for a 51 MWp photovoltaic park in Jamaica has been completed.   Proparco, France’s development bank, and FMO, the Dutch development bank, will provide the...


Neoen Begins Work on 51 MW PV Project in Jamaica

Neoen Begins Work on 51 MW PV Project in Jamaica

A loan of $64 million was awarded by French development bank Proparco and Dutch peer FMO. The facility will deliver electricity to the Jamaica Public...


New $50m Power Plant For Andros

A Bahamian-led consortium is bidding to develop a $40-$50m biomass-fuelled power plant in North Andros through a proposal featuring a tie-up with BAMSI.   Tribune Business can...


CARICOM Moving to Phase Out Incandescent Bulbs by September

CARICOM Moving to Phase Out Incandescent Bulbs by September

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are expected to complete the phasing out of the use of incandescent bulbs by September this year, the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat...


IGS Solar Turns On Solar Array for St. James Parish and schools

IGS Solar and St. James Parish, Red Bank have announced that one of the largest solar projects for the Diocese of Trenton is now fully operational. This project addresses the electricity needs of: St. James Elementary School, Red...


Regulator Accuses Bpl Of ‘Compromising Renewables’

Regulators fear Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) may have “compromised the introduction of sustainable renewable energy in the shortest possible time” by breaching the Electricity...


Low-Income Off-Grid Communities to Get Solar Power

Low-Income Off-Grid Communities to Get Solar Power

This was stated by Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, during his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the...


Solar Plant Being Built in Westmoreland

Solar Plant Being Built in Westmoreland

Construction of a 37-megawatt solar energy plant in Westmoreland by Eight Rivers Energy Company Limited has commenced and is expected to be completed either late...





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