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Slow progress on renewables an ‘abysmal failure’

Slow progress on renewables an ‘abysmal failure’

| 01/04/2021 | 140 Comments

(CNS): James Whittaker, the chairperson of the Cayman Renewable Energy Association, has said it is an “abysmal failure” that in twelve years of aiming to introduce alternative energy, Cayman has only managed to reach a renewable power provision of just 2.5%. He has warned that the country is “nowhere near meeting the goal” of 70% […]

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CORE expanded as OfReg clears new rate

CORE expanded as OfReg clears new rate

| 11/03/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): OfReg has approved CUC’s new feed-in tariff rate for an additional five hundred kilowatts of capacity which was released under the of the Consumer Owned Renewable Energy programme (CORE), diverted from the Distributed Energy Resources (DER) programme to meet increasing demand from residential customers who want to use more of their own renewable sources […]

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CUC pole work to add to traffic woes

CUC pole work to add to traffic woes

| 03/03/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Commuters from the Eastern Districts will face extra traffic headaches on Monday and Friday mornings as well as Saturdays and Sundays for the rest of this month, as CUC and its contractors make upgrades between its new Prospect substation and Savannah. Officials from the power company said it will be erecting utility poles and […]

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Flow blames CUC for loss of service in BT

Flow blames CUC for loss of service in BT

| 17/02/2021 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Around 40 Flow customers in Bodden Town lost service after CUC’s IT company, DataLink, made cuts to Flow’s fiber and copper network at the weekend. According to a release from Flow, CUC and its subsidiary company cut the links due to safety concerns about the network but chose to remove the communications cables instead […]

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CUC customers grew during pandemic

CUC customers grew during pandemic

| 15/02/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Despite the departure of thousands of people during 2020 as a result of the COVID19 pandemic, Caribbean Utilities Company’s customers grew by 2%. While the company’s takings fell in 2020 because of the closure of office buildings during lockdown and tourism, in general the company remained largely unscathed by the health crisis. CUC still […]

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Average light bill to increase by over $5

Average light bill to increase by over $5

| 10/02/2021 | 51 Comments

(CNS): CUC has confirmed that its delayed rate hike of 6.6% on bills will come into effect this month. Customers can expect to see an increase in an average bill of around CI$5.26, after the increase was cleared in the summer by the regulator but deferred due to COVID-19. The increase includes the rate hike […]

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Charity helps 65 homes pay CUC bill

Charity helps 65 homes pay CUC bill

| 29/12/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): With the help of a local charity, 65 homes recently received $250 each towards their Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) bills as part of a utility relief programme. Resilience Cayman, supported by a CI$50,000 grant from the Dart-created R3 Cayman Foundation, gave the money to workers who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 […]

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DoE queries LNG as viable future option

DoE queries LNG as viable future option

| 01/12/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): In its initial response to a proposal to build a liquid natural gas depot in Bodden Town, the Department of Environment not only raised concerns about the negative impact it would have on the immediate environment but also the wisdom of choosing LNG. The DoE said the proposal must be considered against the National […]

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Charity to pay COVID hit workers’ CUC bills

Charity to pay COVID hit workers’ CUC bills

| 16/11/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A charity created by the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce has plans to pay the CUC bills of some people who have either lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic or who have had their hours drastically reduced. The money that Resilience Cayman is using to prevent families from losing their […]

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CUC weathers COVID storm

CUC weathers COVID storm

| 02/11/2020 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Grand Cayman’s power provider has seen only a small decline in its profits as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s third quarter results show that despite a decline in the number of people now living in the Cayman Islands, the company’s customer base grew by 641 compared to September 2019 and CUC […]

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OfReg proposes new CORE rate for green power

OfReg proposes new CORE rate for green power

| 15/10/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): OfReg has proposed that CUC customers who are part of the power company’s green energy programme will receive just over 13 cents per kWh for the newly transferred allocation of 1-megawatt of capacity. This tranche of potential power provision is being moved from the Distributed Energy Resources (DER) programme to the Customer-Owned Renewable Energy […]

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