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Wigton Wind Farm offering renewable energy training course

Registration is now open for Wigton Wind Farm Limited’s upcoming training course in photovoltaic system design, from June 18 to 22. The week-long course, to be held at Wigton’s renewable energy training laboratory in Rose Hill, Manchester, will entail theoretical and practical instructional delivery, and is open to all interested persons. Speaking at a Jamaica … Continue reading Wigton Wind Farm offering renewable energy training course

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ABB microgrid supports Jamaica’s transition to renewables

ABB will supply an ABB Ability™ enabled microgrid and storage system to help integrate renewable solar and wind energy into the large tropical island’s power supply, reducing the need for fossil fuels and lowering the carbon footprint. ABB is a pioneer in microgrids, which because of their size and power are ideal for remote locations … Continue reading ABB microgrid supports Jamaica’s transition to renewables

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USTDA supporting the development of an offshore wind farm in Jamaica

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) supporting the development of an offshore wind farm in Jamaica.  The feasibility study will evaluate the viability of installing the wind farm, which would represent one of the first offshore wind installations in Jamaica and the greater Caribbean region. … Continue reading USTDA supporting the development of an offshore wind farm in Jamaica

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Wind energy in Jamaica: Wigton III wind farm commissioned by Prime Minister Holness

Wigton III, the 24 MW expansion of the Wigton Windfarm in Rose Hill, Manchester which was officially commissioned today by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is the first of the three renewable energy projects selected by the Office of the Utilities Regulation (OUR) in 2013 to become fully operational and begin transmission to the national grid. … Continue reading Wind energy in Jamaica: Wigton III wind farm commissioned by Prime Minister Holness

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Wind power in Jamaica: Wigton Wind Farm commissioned

A 24 megawatt expansion of the Wigton WindFarm, Wigton III, was yesterday officially commissioned into operation, continuing transmissions to the national grid. The farm is expected to generate 63,072 megawatt hours annually with its new facility consisting of twelve 2 megawatt wind turbines, a 9.6km transmission line, and a new substation constructed by the Spanish … Continue reading Wind power in Jamaica: Wigton Wind Farm commissioned

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OPIC to Support 20 MW Jamaican Photovoltaic Solar Energy Plant

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution, today signed a financing agreement with Content Solar Ltd., solidifying a $47 million OPIC loan to support a 20 megawatt grid-connected solar photovoltaic facility in Clarendon, Jamaica. The project is being developed by Tampa, Fla.-based WRB Enterprises (WRB). WRB will be the first … Continue reading OPIC to Support 20 MW Jamaican Photovoltaic Solar Energy Plant

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Obama offers Caribbean US support for wind energy

US President Barack Obama has offered to extend America’s support for the development of low-carbon energy resources in the Caribbean. He made the announcement during his visit to Jamaica on Thursday.   Obama addressed a meeting with Caribbean Community, or Caricom, a coalition of the region’s nations, during the visit. Caribbean Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz … Continue reading Obama offers Caribbean US support for wind energy

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Wind energy cuts Jamaica’s energy cost by $26 million

Jamaica has saved up to $26 million in energy costs since the 38.7 MW Wigton wind farm started operations in 2004, the government said Tuesday. The facility has also allowed Jamaica to avert more than 562,000 tons in carbon-dioxide emissions. In January, Spanish multinational Gamesa signed a $40 million contract to supply 12 additional wind … Continue reading Wind energy cuts Jamaica’s energy cost by $26 million

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Wind energy in Jamaica: Wigton wind farm earns $500 million

Wigton eind farm is very profitable, government and company officials have said. It’s not just that the Wigton Wind farm in Manchester is helping to gradually reduce Jamaica’s oil bill while producing “clean” energy.   Also, from Energy minister Phillip Paulwell’s perspective, it flies in the face of those who say State-owned entities don’t make … Continue reading Wind energy in Jamaica: Wigton wind farm earns $500 million

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Wind power in Jamaica: Vestas secures 36 MW wind turbines order for the country’s largest wind farm

The wind power order was placed by the U.S.-based project developer BMR Energy. The contract comprises the supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as civil and electrical works for the construction on the wind energy project. An interconnection transmission line will be constructed separately by the local utility. Turbine delivery is … Continue reading Wind power in Jamaica: Vestas secures 36 MW wind turbines order for the country’s largest wind farm

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BMR Energy closes financing of 36 MW wind power project in Jamaica

BMR Energy has closed the financing for its 36 MW wind project in Jamaica. BMR Energy will use the proceeds of the financing along with $26.9 million of equity investments to construct the farm powered by Vestas wind turbines. Vestas will also be the EPC provider for the wind project construction.   The $62.7 million … Continue reading BMR Energy closes financing of 36 MW wind power project in Jamaica

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Wind power in Jamaica: Gamesa wind turbines supplied to 24 MW wind farm

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has entered a new market: Jamaica. Specifically, the company has signed a contract with Wigton Windfarm Limited – a subsidiary of the energy company, Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica – for the turnkey construction of the Wigton III wind farm, for a new installed capacity of 24 MW. … Continue reading Wind power in Jamaica: Gamesa wind turbines supplied to 24 MW wind farm

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Wind energy and solar power projects expected to add 78 megawatts in Jamaica

These are: a wind energy development, which is expected to provide an additional 58 MW, to complement the 30 MW currently generated by Wigton Wind farm in Manchester; and a solar power facility to generate approximately 20 MW of power, which is slated for Content in Clarendon.   Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister, Phillip … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power projects expected to add 78 megawatts in Jamaica

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Jamaica wind farm makes $210 million profit

Based on a recent national Wind Resource Assessment study, Wigton has identified four locations suitable for wind energy development in addition to its existing operations. The sites are Winchester at the foot of the John Crow Mountains in St. Thomas, Kemps Hill in Clarendon and Rose Hill and Top Lincoln in Manchester. Energy Minister Phillip … Continue reading Jamaica wind farm makes $210 million profit

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Jamaica Signs Agreements for 78 Megawatts of Wind Energy and Solar Power Projects

The two wind farms and solar facility will cost $196 million, the island nation’s power utility said in a statement yesterday. Blue Mountain Renewables LLC’s project will be capable of generating 34 megawatts at a cost of $90 million. Petroleum Corp. of Jamaica’s plans to spend $46 million to build a third wind farm which … Continue reading Jamaica Signs Agreements for 78 Megawatts of Wind Energy and Solar Power Projects

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Jamaica plans expansion of Wigton Wind Farm

The Government is to undertake an expansion of the Wigton Wind farm in Rose Hill, Manchester, which is projected to reduce the importation of oil by some 37,100  barrels and save approximately J$400 million. Making the announcement, State Minister in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Mining and Energy, Julian Robinson, said that the expanded facility … Continue reading Jamaica plans expansion of Wigton Wind Farm

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Worldwatch Institute Launches Groundbreaking Sustainable Energy Roadmap for Jamaica

New Worldwatch Institute Roadmap explores the renewable energy status and potential in the country. The Worldwatch Institute today launched its groundbreaking Sustainable Energy Roadmap for Jamaica, a look at the measures that the Jamaican government can take to transition its electricity sector to one that is socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable. The report, Jamaica Sustainable Energy Roadmap: … Continue reading Worldwatch Institute Launches Groundbreaking Sustainable Energy Roadmap for Jamaica

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Wind energy in Jamaica: Wigton begins implementation of plans to build 24 MW wind farm

Wigton Windfarm, one of three preferred bidders selected by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) for the supply of 115 MW electricity generating capacity from renewable energy sources, has submitted its 1% bid bond and is moving quickly to implement plans for the construction of its 24 MW wind energy plant. Wigton will begin negotiations … Continue reading Wind energy in Jamaica: Wigton begins implementation of plans to build 24 MW wind farm

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