Georgetown, August 22, 2022:  The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), in July 2022, installed a 6.66kWp Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system along with a 33.12kWh Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid (VRLA) Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at the Dredge Creek Primary/Nursery School in Region 2. Additionally, GEA wired the building to accept the electricity from the system. 

The items installed at the Dredge Creek Primary/Nursery School were provided by the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA).

Picture 1: Solar PV array (6.66kWp) installed on the roof of the Dredge Creek Primary/Nursery School
Picture 2: The 33.12kWh VRLA Battery Energy Storage System, Inverter and BOS equipment of the solar PV system

Dredge Creek Primary/Nursery School is located approximately 4.6 km from the Pomeroon River in Region 2 (Pomeroon-Supenaam). In exercising its mandate, the Guyana Energy Agency, provided support for the transportation and installation of the solar PV and battery energy storage systems.

This initiative will provide a renewable, stable, and reliable electricity supply to school and the school’s kitchen for its daily activities, benefiting approximately sixty-nine (69) students and ten (10) staff, including teachers and ancillary staff. Also, its operation will result in the reduction of approximately 5,723 kg of CO2 emissions annually.

The teachers present at the time of the solar PV system’s installation expressed their gratitude for the initiative, stating that it will allow them to better utilise the school’s services and provide better learning opportunities for the students. GEA’s Engineer provided training to five (5) female teachers and the RDC electrical engineer at the facility on the operation and maintenance of the system.

Picture 3: Teachers and Region 2 RDC engineer along with the Guyana Energy Agency Engineer who received training on the operation and maintenance of the Solar PV System.