Guyana Energy Agency

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Guyana Energy Agency Hosts Activity For Primary School Children of Region 5

(One of the Planned Activities to Commemorate Energy Month 2016)

 

Georgetown, November 26, 2016: The Conference Centre at Latchmansingh Primary School, Region 5, was the scene of high energy and excitement, on Friday November 25th 2016, as sixty students (60) participated in the Guyana Energy Agency’s ‘Express Your Energy’ activity.

Representing ten Primary schools that were selected by the Regional Educational office, the students hailed from: Latchmansingh Primary, Cotton Tree Primary, Number 5 Primary, Number 8 Primary, Number 29 Primary, Lichfield Primary, Seafield Primary, Bath Primary, Woodley Park and Hope Town Primary; and were between the ages of nine to 11 from grades four to six. The Students conveyed their interpretation and knowledge of energy sources, sustainability, energy conservation and energy efficiency through artwork/pictorial illustrations, word search and conservation tips at different stations while being enthusiastically encouraged by their fellow team members.

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Guyana Energy Agency Unveils Plans for Energy Week 2016

Georgetown, October 24, 2016: CARICOM Energy Week has been an annual feature that is celebrated simultaneously across the Caribbean by CARICOM member states. This year, a decision was made by CARICOM to have the entire month of November be labelled ‘Energy Month’. Hence, going forward CEW will now be CEM-CARICOM Energy Month. 

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GEA Completes 1 ½ years of Data Gathering in Wind Measurements

Georgetown August 4, 2016: The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) has recently completed a year and half of data gathering in wind measurement. Relocated from Yupakari in Region 9, the wind measuring system was reallocated by GEA in November of 2014 to Kumu Region 9 where it is currently gathering data in relation to wind speed and direction.

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Guidelines for “My Green School” Competition for Secondary Schools

Overview

Renewable energy and energy efficiency offer the greatest scope for reducing Guyana’s dependence on fossil fuels, diversifying the energy mix and attaining energy security. The wider use and exploration of cleaner renewable sources of energy is also important given the fact that Guyana possesses great potential in renewable energy sources such as hydropower, solar and bio-energy.

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Energy Efficient Induction Street Light Technology - Residents Give their Nod

Georgetown, May 12th, 2016: The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), in an effort to gain a deeper understanding of the different energy efficient street lighting technologies, replaced 37 high pressure sodium vapour (HPSV) street lamps rated at 250 watts each along the Timehri Highway, between Bounty Farm and the Timehri Police Outpost, with 37 energy efficient Induction Lamps rated at 120 watts each along with a timer control relay to switch lamps ON at nights and OFF during the day.

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Almost 50% of GEA’s Electrical Energy Now Supplied from a Sustainable Energy Source

Georgetown, May 13th, 2016: The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) has installed an additional grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) at the Agency’s headquarters located in Quamina Street South Cummingsburg. At a cost of four million seven hundred and ninety thousand dollars (G$4,790,000), the new system is estimated to produce 13,167 kWh of energy annually.

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G$2.8 Million in savings per year after the installation of 65 Energy Efficient Street Lights

Georgetown, May 17th , 2016: The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) recently replaced 65 High Pressure Sodium Vapor (HPSV) street lamps (rated at 250 watt each) with 65 energy efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LED) Lamps rated at 100 watts each as part of its ongoing energy efficiency programme.

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Teachers, Students and Residents Benefitting from Renewable Energy at 47 Miles Village

Georgetown, May 18, 2016: Propelled by the vision of ensuring that reliable energy is provided to all in Guyana within an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable framework; with increasing consideration of renewable energy sources, in 2014-2015 the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) conducted a series of Energy Efficient rehabilitative works in communities and at schools in Guyana.

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GEA Receives Hydropower Measuring Instruments from GIZ

REETA’s Representative Mr. Ken Aldonza (2nd from right) handing over the equipment to GEA’s CEO Dr. Mahender Sharma. Standing at extreme left is Mr. Tobias Dertman.

Georgetown April 26, 2016: On Tuesday April 26th 2016 the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) received two ‘Ground Water Data loggers’ from the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance (REETA) Project which is funded by the Government of Germany through the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). The equipment, which is used for measurement and recording of ground/surface water levels and temperature, will be used at different potential Hydropower sites in Guyana.

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Guyana Energy Agency Remains Compliant with its Mandate

Response to Articles Published in Kaieteur News February 26 to 28, 2016

Georgetown, February 29, 2016: Dear Editor, in response to the articles published in Kaieteur News Friday February 26 to Sunday February 28, 2016, the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) wishes to issue the following response:

In response to the recent slew of articles published by the Kaieteur News seeking to malign the efforts of GEA’s committed and diligent employees, the GEA wishes to assure the public that the Agency remains compliant with its mandate. All acts of wrong-doing, malfeasance detected by, and within the purview of the Agency, will continue to be investigated and appropriate action will be taken.

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