ECELP Public Awareness Campaign launched
ECELP has officially launched its public awareness campaign in the 6 ECELP Member States of Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. The campaign informs the wide public about the advantages of using the information given on energy efficiency labels to purchase energy efficient appliances, save energy and money. The campaign was launched in various media events in the member countries and will be broadcasted until end of 2013 on various radio and TV stations. The clips can also be downloaded from the ECELP webpage: www.ecelp.org. To watch the jingle just click the picture above.
Hydropower potential assessment completed for St. Lucia
Using an innovative GIS based method, CREDP-GIZ has analysed the technical and economical hydropower potential of St. Lucia and Dominica. The results are compiled in two reports that use mainly graphical visualisation to show the results. The reports can be downloaded from the download section of by clicking here.
Hydropower potential assessment completed for Dominica
The analysis that was made on the hydropower potential in St. Lucia was repeated in Dominica to assess the island's hydropower potential. The findings are summarised in the respective report that can be downloaded here.
Colleges from St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada, St. Kitts and Dominica meet in St. Lucia to discuss progress with implementation of PV courses
On February 21st, 2013 representatives from the Sir Arthur Lewis College in St. Lucia, The St. Vincent Community College, the T.A.Marryshow Community College Grenada, the Dominica State College, and the Fitzroy Briant College in St. Kitts have met in St. Lucia to discuss the current progress and future plans for the implementation of PV courses and energy efficiency aspects into the institutions' curricula. While the St. Vincent and the Grenada colleges have already started to teach PV classes, the other three colleges are preparing for the implementation of those courses.
The meeting served as exchange of experience and lessons learned for those institutions that just start and as networking event for all colleges.
Click here to download the workshop materials.
Click here to download the PV curriculum materials produced by CREDP-GIZ.
Government of Guyana seeks tenders for the design and construction of the Kato hydropower plant and irrigation project
The Government of Guyana, with co-funding from the EU, is seeking bids for the design and construction of the Kato hydropower plant and irrigation infrastructure. The tender is issued in two lots, a hydropower and an irrigation lot. The 330 kW hydropower plant will comprise a small weir, headrace canal, penstock pipeline, powerhouse with two generating units and access roads. The irrigation lot comprises a small irrigation weir, pumping station with at least four pumps, about 1,000 m pipeline, a small earth dam to impound a water storage reservoir. Submission deadline for bids is Tuesday, April 23rd 2013. A field visit is mandatory, for which registration closes March 1st 2013. For more information read the procurement notice on the EU web-page.
CREDP-GIZ and VINLEC start LED Streetlight Project
On 4th February 2013, CREDP-GIZ and VINLEC officially have started the practical works of the LED Street Light Pilot project in St. Vincent. In a staged field test street lights from 6 manufacturers using light emitting diodes (LED) technology are being tested for their suitability to be employed under Caribbean conditions. The prospective energy savings are between 40 and 50% compared to regular high pressure sodium (HPS) lamps of the same light strength. Until the end of March 2013 the lamps will be tested in weekly intervals, including a survey among passers-by about their personal preception of the light quality. The project is a co-operation between CREDP-GIZ, VINLEC and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) who sponsored the procurement of the lamps. Results of the pilot are expected by end of May 2013 and will be applicable to other Caribbean territories too. For more information please download the project factsheet or contact CREDP-GIZ.
Grid stability study for St. Vincent online for download
Study on maximum permissible intermittent electricity generators in an electricity supply network based on grid stability power quality criteria - Case Study for St. Vincent
Michael Knopp, October 2012