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New pumping station to cut energy cost


New pumping station to cut energy cost

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THE BARBADOS WATER AUTHORITY (BWA) is expected to save between $130 000 to $160 000 annually at its Carlton Pumping Station in St James because of the installation of a photovoltaic power generation station there.

The 170-kilowatt system station, which cost close to $1 million, was officially handed over to the BWA on Friday evening. 

BWA chairman Dr Atlee Brathwaite said even in times of low fuel prices, the annual electricity charges for the utility company was upward of $26 million. He praised the renewable energy initiative and the importance of similar stations across the island.

Brathwaite said Barbados was one of the 15 most water-scarce countries in the world and with the dry seasons increasing in length, available water resources would fall and water demand would increase.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.