Grenada signs up for program to reduce power bills

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada —  A small, rural community on the island of Grenada is being targeted in an international pilot program to help reduce power bills and save energy.

The roughly 400 residents of the impoverished village of Telescope will receive energy-saving light bulbs in exchange for the bulbs they are currently using.

Grenada Senior Energy Officer John Ogiste said Saturday that officials will measure the amount of power used once the program is implemented later this year.

Two other small hotels in the eastern Caribbean island also are participating in the program, which is being funded by the Latin America and Caribbean Energy Efficiency Program. It is part of the Ecuador-based Latin American Energy Organization.

Ogiste declined to provide the cost of the project.

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