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More power for “Core”

The island’s main supplier of electricity says we will be getting more power from renewable sources. The Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) has boosted its “CORE” programme, now granting six megawatts of power which will be supplied to customers using solar panels.

Manager of Engineering and Business Development Mr. Sacha Tibbetts says that the addition of two megawatts to the initial capacity of four megawatts will enable consumers to use renewable energy sources without being affected by larger consumers. Mr. Tibbetts added that a solar plant will be installed in Bodden Town which will enable up to five megawatts and will be built in upcoming weeks.

“Right now we’ve got the six megawatts for CORE we’ve got the five megawatt power plant gonna start construction soon in Bodden Town we believe that there’ll be another opportunity for an Independent Power producer power plant on the Island in the next few months,” Mr. Tibbetts said.

CUC’s core programme allows commercial and residential customers to link their solar panels to the CUC grid and receive a set payment in return. A groundbreaking for the new plant will take place next Monday (May 9).

 

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Mario Grey

Mario Grey

Mario Grey's passion for journalism has been long intertwined with his love of people and culture from his days as a youth growing up in the Cayman Islands. He captained his debate team whilst at John Gray High School and graduated as Head Prefect. He also worked at KVHU FM in Searcy, Arkansas, United States and worked and interned for Radio Cayman News before graduating from the University Of Arkansas at Little Rock in May 2015.

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