Jamaica on track to meet electricity demands from renewables

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica is on track to achieve 30 per cent of its electricity from renewables within two years, surpassing the target in the National Energy Policy for renewables to account for no less than 20 per cent of the country’s energy mix by 2030.

“We now have a combined supply of just about 120 megawatts of renewable electricity power, which is currently in our grid and that will put us to about 15 and 18 per cent of electricity generation… so it is quite likely we will achieve the 30 per cent by 2020 if we continue at this pace,” he said.

Addressing a ceremony to commission solar photovoltaic panels into operation at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Holness noted that with the gains made in renewable energy, his…

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