Jamaica to achieve 30% target of electricity from renewable sources

by April 19th, 2017

Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr. Andrew Wheatley says the country is on course to achieve its target of having 30 percent of electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

Dr. Wheatley says his ministry is working to complete an Integrated Resource Plan, IRP, which will take into account the current and future electricity demand projections, as the economy expands.

He says it will also take account of all existing generation plants, determine the optimal generation capacity requirements for the future and suggest an optimal mix of generating sources for Jamaica.

He says for the first time, the energy sector will be developed in a structured way, consistent with the national energy policy.

 

Dr. Wheatley says the Electricity Sector Enterprise Team, ESET, has been transitioned into the generation procurement entity and will be focusing on, among other things, an additional 100 megawatt of renewables.