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BL&P unveils multi-million dollar solar plan

CARLOS ATWELL, [email protected]

BL&P unveils multi-million dollar solar plan

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BARBADOS LIGHT & POWER is embarking on a photovoltaic project which may see a reduction in electricity bills.

The company will be building a solar-powered plant at Trents, St Lucy. Johann Greaves, manager for system planning and performance said this would allow them to use less fuel and pass savings on to consumers.

“We will save around $10 million in fuel which will translate directly to the consumers’ bills. The fuel clause is designed . . . that if we buy less fuel, you can recover more costs,” he said.

The main contractors for the plant, which will contain more than 46 000 solar panels and provide energy for 7 700 homes, is Spanish firm Grupotec.

The work will start in January and expected to be completed by August. (CA)