Japan funds $17M renewable energy project in Guyana

Guyana, Georgetown: Japan is funding a $17 million renewable energy project in Guyana that should see an improvement of the capital’s electricity generation system and the introduction of a solar energy system at the locally-based headquarters of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge announced that one aspect of the project would aim at “improving the efficiency of the power system in the City of Georgetown and the surrounding areas by enhancing substation and distribution equipment,” reports Demerara Waves.

He added that funds would be used for establishing a photovoltaic and an energy management system at the CARICOM Secretariat located at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown. The agreement was signed by representatives of the Guyana government and Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA).

Source: Demerara Waves