News & Updates

September 7, 2018

Resiliency & Redundancy in the Electricity Sector
– At What Cost?

Given the devastating and costly impacts of severe weather events and recovery from last year’s hurricanes Irma and Maria still ongoing, there’s been significant discussion about the best path forward for Caribbean electric utilizes to achiever greater resiliency and redundancy in the electricity sector…

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September 5, 2018

Grenlec: Powering a Sustainable Future

There are many myths and misconceptions about renewable energy, especially as it relates to small island nations like Grenada. As our nation transitions to greater use of renewable energy to decrease our dependence on fuel imports, stabilise costs, and reduce our carbon footprint, it’s important …

July 13, 2018

Collaboration Between Government and Utility Increases Renewable Energy in St. Lucia

St. Lucia Electricity Services (LUCELEC) and the Government of St. Lucia have partnered to increase renewable energy generation and build the nation’s first utility-scale 3 megawatt (MW) solar plant. READ MORE

June 19, 2018

Addressing the Challenges and Options for Renewable Energy

Grenlec has worked diligently to diversify our nation’s energy portfolio and provide reliable, high-quality electricity service. Developing and increasing renewable energy generation is part of Grenlec’s strategic plan to help stabilize electricity prices, reduce fuel imports, and support economic development…READ MORE  

May 17, 2018

Timeline of Grenlec’s Renewable and Alternative Energy Initiatives in Grenada

For over two decades, Grenlec has advanced renewable energy in Grenada. Grenlec’s Customer Renewable Energy Interconnection Programme and multi-site projects represent an innovative approach to increasing solar energy generation…READ MORE

May 14, 2018

WRB Energy Expands Staff to Serve Latin America Renewable Energy Market

WRB Energy, a leading renewable energy developer, today announced the appointment of two new staff members charged with expanding the development of clean energy in the Latin American market: Mr. Trevor Udwin as Vice President of Renewable Energy and Mr. Paul Lopez as Senior Accountant.

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May 11, 2018

WRB Energy VP of Renewable Energy, Jason Balliet, to participate in MIREC Week panel discussions, May 22, 2018

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Wind Stream, Wind Farm O&M technologies and business models

April 19, 2018

Celebrating 10 Years of Grenlec’s Customer Renewable Energy Interconnection Programme

Grenlec voluntarily started its Customer Renewable Energy Interconnection Programme to expand renewable energy generation and provide opportunities for customers who want to install renewable energy systems. Launched in 2007 and the first of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean, the Customer Renewable Energy Interconnection Programme now includes 117 customer-owned renewable energy sites with an aggregate installed capacity of 1.23 MWp.
April 9, 2018

WRB Energy’s Content Solar in Jamaica: Resiliency by Design

In 2017, catastrophic weather events, including Hurricanes Irma and Maria, devastated electric systems throughout the U.S. Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean. In Jamaica, unprecedented torrential rainfall, massive flooding, and landslides battered Jamaica’ s Montego Bay area, severely impacting 10 of the country’s 14 parishes, with Clarendon hit the worst. Clarendon is the site of Content Solar, Jamaica’s first utility-scale solar PV plant. However, the renewable energy site, developed by renewable energy veteran WRB Energy, was unaffected by the severe weather conditions that inundated the greater May Pen area with 17 feet of flood water and severely damaged bridges, roads and communities over a four-day period in May 2017.
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