Tag: alternative energy

CUC’s CORE programme closed to new clients

CUC’s CORE programme closed to new clients

| 20/01/2020 | 52 Comments

(CNS): CUC has revealed its Consumer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) programme is now fully subscribed and closed to new private customers. The quota for the initiative, designed to encourage people to produce their own renewable energy while staying on the grid, is full except for one remaining megawatt allocated to the public sector. This means […]

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OfReg proposes auction to attract green power

OfReg proposes auction to attract green power

| 30/09/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (Ofreg) has published a consultation document on a proposed renewable energy auction scheme to attract providers of renewable energy. The idea is to have procurement auctions that will promote the steady deployment of green energy and keep the market competitive. OfReg said it would issue requests from potential […]

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CUC reports green energy use increase of 47%

CUC reports green energy use increase of 47%

| 18/02/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Renewable energy on the CUC grid grew by 47% last year, according to the annual report of Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider. At the end of the year, 343 of its near 30,000 customers connected almost 5,000 kilowatts of renewable capacity with the Customer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) programme. Along with 5MW from the […]

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OfReg gives nod to CUC plan to ease off fossil fuels

OfReg gives nod to CUC plan to ease off fossil fuels

| 16/01/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The utilities regulator, OfReg, has accepted a plan submitted by the Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) that sets out a road-map for future energy use and a transition from a fossil fuel based portfolio to one dominated by renewable energy, introducing natural gas and increasing the storage and baseload of renewable generation technologies. The plan was prepared by […]

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Branson company buys Bodden Town solar farm

Branson company buys Bodden Town solar farm

| 10/01/2019 | 48 Comments

(CNS): BMR Energy, a regional sustainable clean energy company that is now owned by Sir Richard Branson, has acquired the 5MW solar plant in Bodden Town from Entropy Cayman Solar Ltd. According to a press release from the Virgin Group company, it will now take over the operations of the utility-scale solar project and the […]

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OfReg tries to steer CUC to reward renewables

OfReg tries to steer CUC to reward renewables

| 28/12/2018 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) has approved changes to Caribbean Utilities Company’s terms of service that create more choices and promote the use of renewable energy. The revisions to Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider’s service terms impacts how consumers acquire electricity and what they pay for it. Customers can continue to consume as they always have […]

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OTEC refutes OfReg CEO’s claims over cost

OTEC refutes OfReg CEO’s claims over cost

| 13/12/2018 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Cayman OTEC International Ltd, a company proposing to build an ocean thermal energy conversion plant of the North Coast of Grand Cayman, has said the acting CEO of OfReg, Gregg Anderson, was incorrect when he told Finance Committee recently that the project rate is too high to be viable. In a press release from the company about […]

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Environment loses in US mid-term vote

Environment loses in US mid-term vote

| 07/11/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Efforts by some American states to introduce conservation measures and protections were all defeated at the ballot Tuesday, making the environment a major loser despite recent warnings from dozens of scientists that the world has barely a decade to radically cut emissions of greenhouse gases before the planet reaches the point of no return. In Arizona, […]

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Solar farm cuts emissions but investors lost cash

Solar farm cuts emissions but investors lost cash

| 22/10/2018 | 46 Comments

(CNS): The solar array in Bodden Town, which began generating electricity from solar panels last summer, is functioning as expected and fit for purpose, with the necessary controls and systems in place, but the investors failed to make a profit on building the plant. Some 800 homes have been fuelled by the solar energy from the […]

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The CORE energy issue

The CORE energy issue

| 19/05/2016 | 16 Comments

A CNS reader writes: CUC recently announced, with the approval of the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), the extension of the Consumer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) programme. The 2MW expansion, to be split evenly between commercial and residential customers, carried an expected decrease in purchasing price, and also introduced a tiered structure reflecting the diminishing cost […]

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Connolly presses CIG to act on energy policy

Connolly presses CIG to act on energy policy

| 17/05/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Government has accepted a motion presented by the opposition MLA for George Town, Winston Connolly, to consider legislating a new energy policy to meet global standards on sustainable development and climate change, but it doesn’t appear likely to happen anytime soon. Despite a passionate debate by the former government backbencher about the desperate need […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.