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The 600kW Solar PV Battery Hybrid Power Plant on Union Island in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.     News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 117, 2020:...


St Kitts & Nevis to launch Caribbean’s Largest Solar Energy Project

Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris   St Kitts and Nevis has accelerated its efforts to reduce the islands carbon footprint and is poised to be a regional...


Director of the Energy Unit: Emphasis on Resilience for CARICOM Energy Month

SKNIS Photo of Energy Unit.   The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is placing an emphasis on resilience for this year’s CARICOM Energy Month, Director of...


Geothermal Drilling Contractor Selected for Nevis Geothermal Project

Nevis Renewable Energy International, INC (NREI) announced today that it has selected Schlumberger Integrated Drilling Services to install the geothermal production and injection wells for...


Mega Solar And Storage Project To Be Built In The Caribbean

The fully-integrated system will comprise a 35.6 MW solar PV plant and a 44.2 MWh lithium?ion battery energy storage system   The largest solar generation plus energy...


Leclanche to Build Largest Solar Plus Storage Project in Caribbean

    The largest solar plus storage project to be built in the Caribbean has been announced by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis and Leclanché.   The...


Solar-plus-storage to Cover 25% of Electricity Demand of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Image: mickfromsvg   The government of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis has awarded Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché with a 20-year PPA for a large-scale solar-plus-storage plant.   The company...


Solar-storage Combo Makes Waves in Caribbean

  Leclanche has been awarded a contract to supply what will be the largest solar-plus-storage project in the Caribbean islands.   The 35.6MW solar plant and 44.2 megawatt...


Caribbean Development Bank wins top industry award for driving Geothermal Energy Development

  ‘Best Financing Programme’ — Joseph Williams (left), Caribbean Development Bank’s acting head for Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency, collected the award on behalf of the Caribbean Development...


EU Signs Financing Agreement With Dominica In Support of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados –The partnership between European Union and the Commonwealth of Dominica grows stronger with a new commitment from Brussels to support the island nation’s...


REdiscover: SKELEC’s First Solar PV Farm (St. Kitts)

The St. Kitts Electricity Company (SKELEC), the sole electric power company on the beautiful island of St. Kitts, owns and operates the twin islands’ second largest...


St. Kitts & Nevis Sign EC$15M Renewable Energy Programme With EU

St. Kitts and Nevis has signed a Sector Budget Support Programme with the European Union for 5 million euros (EC$15.437M) aimed at supporting the country...


CDB-Funded Street Lighting Project to Save $2.2 M Each Year

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — An energy-efficient street lighting project funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projected to save St. Kitts and Nevis over US...


Nevis to Benefit From Participation in Geothermal Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean, NIA Official Says

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis — A multitude of opportunities for Nevis to develop the island’s geothermal energy were presented during the Fifth Geothermal Congress for Latin America...


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...


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...


Geothermal Developers on Nevis Pleased With Local Workers’ Performances

Geothermal developers in Nevis say they are seeking to expand the local workforce in Phase II of the Geothermal Development Project when work commences at...


Nevis Geothermal Resource Ranks in Top Six Reservoirs in The World

Nevis’ geothermal resource is being characterized as one of the top six geothermal reservoirs in the world. Thermal Energy Partner’s Big-Data Analytics approach (that determined Nevis as...


Nevis’ Geothermal Resource Considered Among the Best in the World

The official results are in and the Nevis’ geothermal resource is now being characterized as one of the top six geothermal reservoirs in the world. The implications...


Macron Pledges 700 Million Euros For New Solar Projects

      French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech during a meeting with the French community resident in India at the French embassy in...


Montserrat's  Geothermal Energy "Gold Mine"?

Montserrat’s Geothermal Energy “Gold Mine”?

Thermal Energy Partners of Texas suggests that Montserrat’s accessible geothermal energy resource is potentially 100 million watts.   Geothermal energy for Montserrat is not just for the...


St. Kitts and Nevis to Benefit From Electric School Bus

St. Kitts and Nevis to Benefit From Electric School Bus

 A new initiative is set to be implemented, which will see the energy and transportation sectors in St. Kitts and Nevis transformed, as the result...


The European Union (EU) has announced the formalisation of an EU grant contribution to the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Programme for the Eastern Caribbean

The European Union (EU) has announced the formalisation of an EU grant contribution to the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Programme for the Eastern Caribbean

The announcement was made in New York three days ago by the Commissioner in charge of International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica and the President of the...


CDB Approves Funding to Support Geothermal Development in St. Kitts and Nevis

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved the use of US$325,500 by CDB for the benefit of the government of St....


Dominica’s Geothermal Dream About to Become Reality

Dominica says it plans to establish a small geothermal plant despite a few “hiccups’’ with investors. Credit: Charles Jong     ROSEAU, Dominica, Sep 6 2017 (IPS) – The...


CDB Finances Street Lighting Project In St Kitts-Nevis

Bridgetown, Barbados — The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a US$5.79 million street lighting retrofitting project for St Kitts...


Commentary: A Rising Sun Over The Antilles: Japan's New Era of Caribbean Investment

Commentary: A Rising Sun Over The Antilles: Japan’s New Era of Caribbean Investment

In July 2014, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe embarked on a historic 11-day tour of five countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, culminating in...


St Maarten PM wants Joint Geothermal Project

St Maarten PM wants Joint Geothermal Project

Miami Beach, Florida-The Prime Minister of St Maarten has called for “joint development” of geothermal energy in the Caribbean, as many states look for ways...


Montserrat Geothermal Energy Project Moving Forward

Montserrat Geothermal Energy Project Moving Forward

Montserrat’s geothermal energy exploration project is moving forward. Preparations have begun for the drilling of what will be the island’s third geothermal well. Montserrat is dredging Port...


Hon Paul Lewis Received Repeated Applause as Montserrat's Energy Policy Forefront at EU-Caribbean Sustainable Energy Conference

Hon Paul Lewis Received Repeated Applause as Montserrat’s Energy Policy Forefront at EU-Caribbean Sustainable Energy Conference

Delegates at the conference were treated to a presentation delivered by Minister Lewis, as part of a Ministerial panel, that gave more insight into Montserrat’s...


Caribbean Countries To Make Climate-Friendly Cooling Bankable

Caribbean Countries To Make Climate-Friendly Cooling Bankable

More than 50 policy-makers, bankers and project developers from the Region, gathered in St. Kitts and Nevis September 12-15, to discuss and enhance their knowledge...


New Partnership To Bolster Energy Eficiency In Caribbean Hotel Sector

New Partnership To Bolster Energy Eficiency In Caribbean Hotel Sector

FAJARDO, Puerto Rico — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Caribbean Clean Energy Program (CARCEP) on Friday signed a collaboration agreement with the...


USAID, Tourism Association Sign Energy Agreement

San Juan, Puerto Rico (CMC) — The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Caribbean Clean Energy Programme (CARCEP) has signed a collaborative agreement with...


Caribbean Islands Receive Training On Climate-Friendly Cooling

Caribbean Islands Receive Training On Climate-Friendly Cooling

Over 50 policymakers and financial and private sector representatives from 15 Caribbean islands came together in St Kitts & Nevis from 12-15 September to receive...


Island Nations' Leading Role In Renewable Energy

Island Nations’ Leading Role In Renewable Energy

Island communities are innovative and can make the most of scarce resources while having a global impact. Many people don’t yet realise that renewables are winning...


Minister Liburd: Federation Seeing Benefits From Host A Number Of Regional Renewable Energy Workshops

Minister Liburd: Federation Seeing Benefits From Host A Number Of Regional Renewable Energy Workshops

Minister of Energy the Hon. Ian Liburd is pushing regional conferences and training workshops in renewable energy to benefit St. Kitts and Nevis. He believes these...


Minister Liburd: More Must Be Done To Lower Energy Cost For Cooling Equipment

Minister Liburd: More Must Be Done To Lower Energy Cost For Cooling Equipment

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Minister of Energy  the Hon. Ian ‘Patches’ Liburd is calling on regional energy stakeholders to find new ways to lower the...


CARIBBEAN: CARILEC To Horde Renewable Energy Conference In St.Kitts

CARIBBEAN: CARILEC To Horde Renewable Energy Conference In St.Kitts

Press Release – The Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation(CARILEC) prepares to horde a 2016 CARILEC Renewable Energy Conference Trade-show, in St. Kitts.   The Conference is co-hosted by St....


SKELEC Believes Renewable Energy Is The Wave Of The Future

SKELEC Believes Renewable Energy Is The Wave Of The Future

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 19, 2016 (SKNIS):  The thrust in renewable energy in St. Kitts and Nevis has been progressing and the St. Kitts Electricity...


Campers Given Demonstration Of Renewable Energy Functions

Campers Given Demonstration Of Renewable Energy Functions

Basseterre, St Kitts – As the Federation makes attempts to shift from such a heavy dependency on fossil fuel to renewable energy, the younger generation...





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