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Green push

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Green push

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Researchers at the University of New Brunswick in Canada are in the process of developing a breakthrough renewable energy technology for the Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) Co. Ltd.

The scientists have been given $4.3 million from Ottawa and Emera Inc., which owns BL&P, to undertake the five-year project which could speed up Barbados’ shift from fossil fuel to a green energy grid.

Managing director Roger Blackman told the SUNDAY SUN this was exciting news for the utility company which has just over 120 000 customers.

“Our parent company Emera is investing in partnerships to foster energy innovation, on this occasion, through this very generous donation to the University of New Brunswick’s Smart Grid commercialisation project. Innovation in smart grid solutions is an emerging market sector that will increasingly be a critical component as utilities transition from their reliance on fossil fuels to more efficient and reliable systems using renewable energy.”

He said the results of any research would be beneficial to BL&P, as an Emera affiliate and, by extension, to Barbados. (MB)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.