Thursday, 26 March 2015: GRENLEC was among the partners that joined the Ministry of Carriacou & Petite Martinique Affairs for the commissioning of the 113.40 kW Solar PV Plant at Limlair Carriacou, the largest single PV Farm throughout the tri-island.
As part of Grenlec’s Community Partnership Initiative (GCPI), the Company contributed just over $60,000 toward this project which included the construction of additional high voltage lines from Belvedere Cross to Limlair.
Speaking about the project, Wallace Collins, Manager of Grenlec’s Carriacou and Petite Martinique Department said, “Grenlec is proud to be part of this initiative as we focus on promoting renewable energy. This project will assist with offsetting operating costs for the Saltwater Reverse Osmosis System at Petite Martinique to improve water resources for residents and we applaud all our partners in this venture.”
Other funding agencies include the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5 C’s), United kingdom Agency for International Development (UK AID), the European Union through the AFRICAN Caribbean and Pacific Global Climate Change Alliance Programe (EEU GCCA) and the Government of Grenada.
In 2014, Grenlec launched its Citern, Petite Martinique solar farm, a ground mounted installation, as well as a rooftop solar project at its Grand Anse facility. The Company was among the first in the region to establish a customer interconnection programme to facilitate connections for customers generating their own renewable energy.
In keeping with Grenada’s National Energy Policy (2010), these customer interconnections and utility-scale projects are among the initiatives to aid in achieving the Company’s goal of 20% renewable energy by 2020.