Wigton makes move to increase its Capacity by 62%

Wigton Windfarm Limited’s (WWFL) plans to start expansion of its 38.7 megawatts (MW) wind farm by an additional 24 MW this year . Wigton phase III, which will be located in Rose Hill, Manchester on lands adjoining the company’s 38.7 MW wind farm complex, is projected to generate an additional energy of 63 gigawatt-hours (GWh) annually from the extra capacity schedule to come online by 2015.

Last year, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica said studies indicate that energy from Wigton III can be translated into 72,141 barrels of oil being avoided annually, as well as 102,248 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission, resulting in savings of approximately J$400 million per year. The addition of 24 MW of wind energy to the national grid will increase renewable energy input from 7.5% to nearly 10%.

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