Fixed Rates On Renewable Energy Systems

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All commissioned systems of 500 kilowatt or less and licences issued for systems of this capacity as at July 6, 2019, will be “ring fenced” at the current rates for 20 years for electricity supplied from renewable energy sources. Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, made this revelation during a press conference on Tuesday, at the ministry’s conference …

Barbados Completes Renewable Energy Project

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Barbados is the first in the Caribbean to have successfully completed its United Arab Emirates (UAE) funded renewable energy project. Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, called this “a truly extraordinary successful accomplishment”, as he delivered remarks today at the inauguration ceremony of the UAE/BWA solar photovoltaic project at Bowmanston pumping station in St. John. Minister Abrahams said the …

Abrahams: Practise What You Learn

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Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, is urging Barbadian students to practise what they learn when it comes to renewable energy and recycling. Minister Abrahams, while interacting today with Blackman and Gollop Primary School students, at morning assembly, at Staple Grove, Christ Church, stressed: “I want you to learn about renewable energy. I want you to learn about …

Children Encouraged To Compete & Dream Big

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Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, is encouraging students to enter educational competitions and dream big. Addressing the morning assembly at Good Shepherd Primary, Fitts Village, St. James today, Minister Abrahams encouraged the pupils to enter every competition they could, whether the subject matter was on energy, agriculture, water or tourism. He reminded them that not every time …

Engaging Youth In Renewable Energy

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 Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, believes that it is an exciting time for youth because they will be the inventors who are going to help take Barbados forward in renewable energy. He expressed this belief today, as he addressed Classes Three and Four pupils of the Lawrence T Gay Memorial School, where he was presenting Tai Gill …

Barbados To Retrofit 85 % Of Street Lights

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The Ministry of Energy and Water Resources has signed a contract which will replace 28,000 streetlights with light emitting diodes (LEDs) technology. During a signing ceremony held today, in the Ministry’s conference room, Country Road, St. Michael, Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, stated: “This upgrade to the island’s street lighting complement is being undertaken as a necessary …

Renewable Energy Cooperation Can Be Beneficial

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Inter-island cooperation on enhancing the renewable energy transformation process in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) can be advantageous. Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams made this suggestion recently while attending the 9th International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly in Abu Dhabi. He suggested to his SIDS counterparts that they cooperate to avoid duplicating efforts and repeating mistakes. “The …

Financing Critical To SIDS Renewable Energy Efforts

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Access to financing that is predictable and easily accessible is critical to Small Island Developing States’ (SIDS) Renewable Energy (RE) endeavours. This statement was made recently by Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, as he addressed the Ministerial session of the 9th International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly in Abu Dhabi. “We as SIDS are an eclectic group …

Minister Abrahams To Attend IRENA Meeting

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Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, will attend the 9th IRENA assembly in Abu Dhabi, from January 10 to 17. Mr. Abraham’s attendance at the IRENA assembly will be of benefit to Barbados, as it will allow for access to policy and regulatory advisory services, a network to share information, knowledge and best practices and technical expertise during …

Construction Of Emergency Marine Outfall

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Around the clock work has begun on the emergency temporary marine outfall off Worthing Beach. Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, in a press conference held at the Ministry’s office last Friday, revealed that the next step in addressing the south coast sewage issue was to construct a temporary outfall 1, 000 metres offshore from Worthing Beach, Christ Church. …