Discussions have begun between management team from APUA and from the Environment Division on the way forward to turn from fossil-fuel based electricity production, to green renewable energy.
Antigua and Barbuda hopes to reach zero emissions by 2050; that objective requires a planned reduction and replacement approach that does not imperil the revenues which APUA earns to meet its obligations to creditors and to subsidize water production.
The reduction has to be orderly and planned and cannot be haphazard.
Antigua and Barbuda’s renewable energy supply wasapproaching 20% of peak electricity demand by 2016.
A recent study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) confirmed the feasibility of integrating at least 37.5 megawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation onto the grid on Antigua.
This Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) presents a set of clear and practical steps for Antigua and Barbuda to maximise renewables in the energy mix.