Antigua & Barbuda


antigua-flag Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island nation lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guinea, Long, Maiden and York Islands).

Antigua and Barbuda remains heavily dependent on imported petroleum products mainly for transportation and electricity generation and to date over 90% of the country has achieved full electrification. The country has potential for renewable energy utilization particularly for applications of wind and solar technologies.

The Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) is the primary electricity generation, distribution and transmission Utility Company.Prior to the APUA, the Ministry of public Utilities, Transport and Energy had overall responsibility for energy matters.Production of primary and or secondary fossil fuels in Antigua and Barbuda is non-existent. However, secondary fuels including gasoline, jet kerosene, gas, oil/diesel, heavy fuel oil (bunker C), fuel oil and LPG are imported by the West Indies Oil Company from Trinidad and Tobago, Curacao and Venezuela for local consumption.

Some Achievements:

  • -Draft National Energy Policy (2011)
  • -US State Department has approved grant funding for the installation of a solar/PV system at Shirley Heights Lookout (2011)

CIPORE Focal Point Office

Girvan Pivot
Energy Desk
Office of the Prime Minister
Queen Elizabeth Highway, St. John’s
Antigua and Barbuda
Tel: 268-462-0773;
Fax: 268-562-0351


Fast Facts

  • Capital: Saint John’s 
  • Official Languages: English
  • Demonym: Antiguan, Barbudan
  • Government: Parliamentary democracy under a federal constitutional monarchy
  • Independence: 1 November 1981
  • Area: 440 km2 /170 sq mi
  • Population: 86,754
  • Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar

RE Snapshot

  • RE Interests: Solar, biomass (Bagasse), wind
  • RE Target: NYA
  • Utility Company: Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA)
  • RE in Grid Supply: No
  • Energy Institutions: Energy Desk/Office of the Prime Minister, APUA


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