The Barbados Light & Power Company (BL&P) Limited is very committed to making that major shift from electricity generated by oil to generation from renewable and clean energy sources.
This is according to Manager of Communications and Government Relations at BL&P, Jackie Marshall-Clarke, who noted that this will benefit all its 225 000 customers, including the Barbados government.
Marshall-Clarke was at the time addressing the official launch of the Electricity and Renewable Energy – Science Exposition 2017, a partnership between the Media Resource Department of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation and the BL&P.
According to her, BL&P has demonstrated its commitment in very significant ways.
“To the benefit of Renewable Energy customers, we have designed, tested and successfully implemented the Renewable Energy Rider. It is a mechanism that allows people to generate electricity from solar panels on their roofs and sell electricity to Light & Power for profit.
“Then, to the benefit of all our customers, we have designed, tested and successfully commission our 10 MW solar plant at Trents in St. Lucy. That means that we are now generating electricity from the sun, approximately 46 000 solar panels that could supply energy to 7,700 homes in Barbados,” she highlighted.