Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 3, 2019 (SKNIS): The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was recently promoting energy efficiency within the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, through a project that ran from the month of October to November.
This project forms part of JICA’s goal to give practical assistance to the Caribbean’s energy sector in finding alternative renewable energy resources. This project also conforms to the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis’ objective, which is to attain sustainable development.
In the opening ceremony for the Joint Coordinating Committee for Technical Cooperation to Promote Energy Efficiency in Caribbean Countries held earlier in October, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Glenn Amory, said that St. Kitts and Nevis “suffers from the high importation bill of fossil fuels.”
Mr. Amory continued by highlighting that for St. Kitts and Nevis to move forward, the Federation must “tap into renewable energy resources to increase efficiency and productivity.”
According to the Director of the Energy Unit, Bertill Browne, this project is designed to “confirm the current situation and result of the baseline for energy efficiency and renewable energy.” He also highlighted that it will “share the outputs, activities, means of verification, challenges and schedule for the project to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.”