Wigton Windfarm stages workshop on wind energy and power purchase agreements

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Wigton Windfarm Limited, a subsidiary of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), has planned a seminar on wind energy and power purchase agreements scheduled for Tuesday June 25.

The one-day workshop, which will be held at the PCJ Auditorium in New Kingston is a collaborative effort between Wigton and Vetas, a world leading provider of wind energy technologies, products and services.

PCJ says that the workshop agenda includes a comprehensive introduction to wind energy as well as detailed emphasis on the commercial aspects of Power Purchase Agreements and best practices regarding grid integration. Targeted participants include wind project developers and other energy professionals as well as policy makers and government representatives.

Presenters include senior executives from Vetas, with extensive engineering and sales experience; as well as a legal expert with a background in energy industry contracting.

“As one of the country’s leading producers of renewable energy, Wigton has a responsibility to build local capacity and encourage greater utilisation of clean energy technologies,” said Earl Barrett, Wigton’s general manager.