Renewable Energy, Wind Energy

Electrical Integration of Wind Farms

In this article, we will look at the integration of modern wind turbine generators (and by extension wind farms) into the electric power grids. Modern wind turbine generator Modern wind turbine generators (WTG) can be broadly categorized as either vertical axis or horizontal axis. The horizontal axis wind turbine design is much more efficient at… Continue reading Electrical Integration of Wind Farms

Green Energy, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy

Electricity from the Wind – Part 1

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

Renewable Energy

Companies go Head to Head to Supply RE in Jamaica

Jamaica is currently leading the English speaking Caribbean in the use of renewable energy (RE) at the commercial level and will probably continue to do so for some time to come. This statement is based in one part on its current installed capacity of 72 Megawatts (MW) and the other on the 78 MW that… Continue reading Companies go Head to Head to Supply RE in Jamaica

Economics, Wind Energy

The Economics of Wind Power in Jamaica

In late 2013, the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) named three preferred bidders for the supply of up to 115 MW (megawatts) of electricity generation capacity from renewable energy. The three preferred bids amounted to a total 78 MW of energy only renewable energy capacity, including two projects offering energy from wind amounting to 58 MW,… Continue reading The Economics of Wind Power in Jamaica

Renewable Energy, Wind Energy

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)… Continue reading Wigton makes move to increase its Capacity by 62%

Renewable Energy

Is RE high on JPS’s agenda?

JPS posted on Linkedin that they are "the #1 investor in renewable energy in Jamaica." Is there any truth to this? No there isn't! See my comment and their follow-up comment below. The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) via is Subsidy Company Wigton Wind Farm (WWF) Limited is by far the #1 investor in Renewable… Continue reading Is RE high on JPS’s agenda?

Wind Energy

Jamaica Leads with 41.93 (MW)

Jamaica currently leads the Caribbean in wind energy integration, boasting an installed capacity of 41.93MW (Megawatts). Its latest addition to the national grid being the Munro Find Farm, completed in September 2010. The Munro Wind Farm is a 3MW power plant, own and operates by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo.). The plant consisting of… Continue reading Jamaica Leads with 41.93 (MW)