In light of the government’s announced plan for Barbados to become 100 per cent energy efficient by 2030, the chairman said, BNOCL’s Board decided they had to play their part in helping the country reach its goal, even though they are in the oil business.
BRET is my lovely acronym - as I’m sure you will agree after I tell you all about it - for Barbados Renewable Energy Transformation prgramme, not to be confused with the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation programme.
The question, she was wrestling with, said the prime minister, was whether the new cap would go to 100 megawatts or 200 megawatts. And on top of that, she added, the feed-in-tariff ought to apply not just for plants that are one megawatt and under, but for five megawatts and under, in order, she said, “to increase the democratization of the industry.”
Prime Minister Mia Mottley says the so-called cap, or maximum, capacity for renewable energy sales to the local power utility will be increased in due course as Barbados moves on with its plan to become less dependent of fossil fuel energy.