LUCELEC signs contract to construct first solar farm in Saint Lucia

Today representatives from St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) and solar energy firm GRUPOTEC signed a contract to begin the engineering, procurement, and construction for a 3 megawatt (MW) solar farm, located north of the Hewanorra International Airport at La Tourney, Vieux Fort. When connected to the grid, the solar farm’s 14,900 photovoltaic (PV) panels […]

Microgrids in the Caribbean: Nothing micro about the opportunity

Guest Editorial, written by Kaitlyn Bunker, Ph.D., Rocky Mountain Institute – Carbon War Room Energy systems around the world are witnessing a shift towards smaller, more sustainable, and more accessible electricity generation and connection options. Microgrids are at the center of this fundamental change, bringing new and innovative business models to the traditional energy model. […]

St. Vincent microgrid project accepting bids

On Friday, April 21, St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited (VINLEC) and Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room (RMI-CWR) released a Request for Qualifications for interested parties to submit credentials to bid for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract for a solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage Microgrid Project on the Grenadine Island of Mayreau. […]

St. Lucia NETS Case Study now available

October 18: The RMI-CWR and CCI’s Islands Energy Program released the Saint Lucia National Energy Transition Strategy (NETS) Case Study.  This report outlines key findings that chart a replicable blueprint for the Caribbean energy transition. Download the Case Study now.