Colleges from St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada, St. Kitts and Dominica meet in St. Lucia to discuss progress with implementation of PV courses
On February 21st, 2013 representatives from the Sir Arthur Lewis College in St. Lucia, The St. Vincent Community College, the T.A.Marryshow Community College Grenada, the Dominica State College, and the Fitzroy Briant College in St. Kitts have met in St. Lucia to discuss the current progress and future plans for the implementation of PV courses and energy efficiency aspects into the institutions' curricula. While the St. Vincent and the Grenada colleges have already started to teach PV classes, the other three colleges are preparing for the implementation of those courses.
The meeting served as exchange of experience and lessons learned for those institutions that just start and as networking event for all colleges.
Click here to download the workshop materials.
Click here to download the PV curriculum materials produced by CREDP-GIZ.
Government of Guyana seeks tenders for the design and construction of the Kato hydropower plant and irrigation project
The Government of Guyana, with co-funding from the EU, is seeking bids for the design and construction of the Kato hydropower plant and irrigation infrastructure. The tender is issued in two lots, a hydropower and an irrigation lot. The 330 kW hydropower plant will comprise a small weir, headrace canal, penstock pipeline, powerhouse with two generating units and access roads. The irrigation lot comprises a small irrigation weir, pumping station with at least four pumps, about 1,000 m pipeline, a small earth dam to impound a water storage reservoir. Submission deadline for bids is Tuesday, April 23rd 2013. A field visit is mandatory, for which registration closes March 1st 2013. For more information read the procurement notice on the EU web-page.
CREDP-GIZ and VINLEC start LED Streetlight Project
On 4th February 2013, CREDP-GIZ and VINLEC officially have started the practical works of the LED Street Light Pilot project in St. Vincent. In a staged field test street lights from 6 manufacturers using light emitting diodes (LED) technology are being tested for their suitability to be employed under Caribbean conditions. The prospective energy savings are between 40 and 50% compared to regular high pressure sodium (HPS) lamps of the same light strength. Until the end of March 2013 the lamps will be tested in weekly intervals, including a survey among passers-by about their personal preception of the light quality. The project is a co-operation between CREDP-GIZ, VINLEC and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) who sponsored the procurement of the lamps. Results of the pilot are expected by end of May 2013 and will be applicable to other Caribbean territories too. For more information please download the project factsheet or contact CREDP-GIZ.
Grid stability study for St. Vincent online for download
Study on maximum permissible intermittent electricity generators in an electricity supply network based on grid stability power quality criteria - Case Study for St. Vincent
Michael Knopp, October 2012
Revised Energy Week Guidebook ready for download
The revised version of the Energy Week Guidebook, the practical helper for organizers of energy awareness weeks, is available for download from CREDP's server. Please click on the icon for download or go to the downloads section on this webpage.
Eastern Caribbean Energy Labeling Project (ECELP) website online
Check out www.ecelp.org for the latest developments of ECELP. Find information on energy labels and energy saving tips as well as info material on the project and presentations on topics around energy efficiency standards and labels.
CREDP-GIZ and the OECS Secretariat launch EE Labeling Project
On a workshop held from 26-27th April 2012 in St. Lucia, CREDP-GIZ and OECS have launched the EU co-financed technical assistance project for the implementation of an Energy Efficiency standard and labeling system in the OECS.
See full press release here.
The CREDP-Team has uploaded new publications in the Download-Section of its web-page. Please click here to find out more.