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Energy Boost For Jamaica – Island Set To Pilot Mechanism To Stimulate Affordable, Accessible Renewable Energy

Tamar Nelson (right) receives a certificate for participating in a workshop paving the way for energy performance contracting in Jamaica. Making the presentation is UNDP programmmes specialist Richard Kelly. Looking on is workshop trainer Jacob Kurian from Grue and Hornstrup consulting firm. Contributed The innovative energy performance contracting (EPC) mechanism...

Growing Customers Boost CUC Coffers

CUC generator (CNS) UPDATED: A 4% increase in sales along with lower costs and finance charges resulted in a boost in earnings for Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider during the first quarter of this year. In the first report of 2019 CUC recorded net earnings of $4.5 million, an increase...

Solar Farms Must Make Money as Well as Electricity

Last week I was invited for a tour of Bodden Town Solar Farm by CIFMA (Cayman Island Facilities Management Association) and joined some 25 of their members who were as curious as I was to see what a solar farm actually looks like. The facility, which was built by US...

Montserrat Announces First Utility-scale Solar Project

Today, the Ministry of Communications, Works, Labour and Energy (MCWLE) and Montserrat Utilities Limited (MUL) officially announce the first utility-scale renewable energy project – a rooftop solar project built across several structures in Brades, located on the north side of Montserrat. The solar photovoltaic (PV) project is the first phase of...

Construction UAE-CREF Inaugurates $50mn Solar Power Projects

The project in the Bahamas, Barbados, and the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will deliver 2.35 MW of clean energy Under the $50 million UAE – Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund (UAE-CREF), the largest renewable energy initiative of its kind in the region- three solar power projects have been inaugurated in...