Green Energy, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy

Electricity from Wind Turbines – Part 1

Wind as a source of electric energy in the Caribbean is now becoming common place, with utility-scale wind power plants in operation on Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Nevis, Puerto Rico, and Martinique. Barbados and Guyana are next in line to add utility-scale wind energy to their energy mix. Utility-scale wind power… Continue reading Electricity from Wind Turbines – Part 1

Energy, Hydro Energy

JPS Augments Jamaica’s Hydro Capacity

On March 26th (2014), JPS officially commissioned its 7.2 MW (mega-watts) expansion of the Maggotty hydro electric power plant – the single largest hydro development since independence.  This addition increased the plant's total capacity twofold and like the eight previous installations, it uses a run-of-river hydro electric plant technology. A run-of-river hydro electric power plant generates… Continue reading JPS Augments Jamaica’s Hydro Capacity