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Jamaica plans addition of 320MW of solar and wind this year

August 12, 2021

PV Tech:

The Caribbean’s leader in renewable energy, Jamaica, is looking to procure 320MW of renewables this year as part of plans to diversify its energy sector.

Jamaica’s government is working towards an ambitious Integrated Resource Plan which has established how the island intends to procure power over the next 20 years. The initiative has set a goal of adding 1.6GW of additional capacity to facilitate reduced energy prices and decrease vulnerability of the energy sector to external shocks such as oil prices.

Of that figure, 1.26GW has been allocated for wind and solar, 320MW of which is due to be procured this year as Jamaica makes its first steps towards procurement.

Given the “serious interest” in the country’s energy sector, there should be no problems in meeting this target, according to government agency Jampro.

[Charlie Duffield]

More: Jamaica targets IRP progress, aims to procure 320MW of renewables this year

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