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A SOARING?ELECTRICITY bill has forced one manufacturing company to call for a change of legislation to allow firms to install solar panels, sell power to the Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) and then buy back what they need.
The call came from the managing director of Roberts Manufacturing Company Limited, David Foster, as he spoke to the media during a tour of the plant yesterday with Minister of Industry Denis Kellman.
The minister toured three manufacturing companies: Roberts, E. W. Wood Classics and Carlisle Laboratories.
Foster said the company paid in excess of $300 000 per month for electricity which was proving to bea financial strain on the company’s overall production bill. (AH)
Full story in today’s DAILY NATION.