Tag: CUC

OfReg poses increase to domestic solar generation

OfReg poses increase to domestic solar generation

| 11/06/2021 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The utilities regulator, OfReg, has said that an additional capacity of 3MW of Distributed Generation Resources (DGR) could be added to Grand Cayman’s transmission and distribution system to allow more domestic generation of renewable energy, given the level of demand, until CUC is able to complete its battery energy storage system (BESS) for its […]

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Rate hike plugs CUC costs hole

Rate hike plugs CUC costs hole

| 06/05/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Despite having 762 more customers in the first quarter of 2021 compared to first three months of last year, CUC’s earnings fell because of higher depreciation, as well as general and administration costs, the company said Thursday in a release outlining its latest financial results. But the drop in profits for the monopoly power […]

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CUC begins home battery pilot for green energy

CUC begins home battery pilot for green energy

| 27/04/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): CUC is about to begin a pilot project, testing home battery storage for domestic solar panels and wind turbines. In a press release issued Tuesday, the power provider for Grand Cayman said it has partnered with a California-based company to try out its energy storage, management and monitoring system in ten test homes across […]

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Slow progress on renewables an ‘abysmal failure’

Slow progress on renewables an ‘abysmal failure’

| 01/04/2021 | 141 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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