Georgetown July 2019: Under the theme ‘Powering a Green Guyana,’ secondary school students were awarded for their participation in the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) 2018 Art Competition. The event was held recently at the Queen’s College auditorium. The 2018 competition was partly sponsored by Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI). The Chief Judge was Mr. Ivor Thom, the Administrator of E.R Burrowes School of Art. Seventeen entries were judged. Grabbing the first place was Bhamini Singh of Queen’s College,…

Georgetown, July 2019: Under the second phase of the Latin America and the Caribbean Energy Efficiency Program (PALCEE) supported by the Austrian Development Cooperation and the Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE), the Guyana Energy Agency has commenced the demonstration of energy efficient lights benefitting 500 vulnerable households.   According to Ms. Shevon Wood, Head of the Energy and Energy Statistics Division of the GEA….”the project is in accordance with the objectives of the Green State Development Strategy and the National…

Georgetown, April 2019: The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), with support from the Canadian High Commission in Georgetown, under a grant from the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), supervised the installation of nine (9) integrated stand-alone solar powered 80W Light Emitted Diode (LED) street lights at the Guyana National Park. At a cost of two million, four hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars (G$2,465,000), the project aims to provide patrons who access the National Park through the parking area and those…

Georgetown, July 2019: The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) recently held a public consultation with stakeholders and residents of the villages of St. Ignatius, Kumu and Quarrie as preparation is advanced for a proposed 1.5 megawatt Kumu Hydropower Project. With over 140 participants, the consultation which was held in St Ignatius at the ‘Community Benab’ was conducted as part of the process to ensure that both residents and other stakeholders were aware of what the project entails, its benefits to the…

Georgetown, September 2018: The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), in 2017, installed 0.96 MW solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems on the rooftops of 70 Government buildings.  An additional 1.94 MW rooftop Solar PV panels will be installed at 90 government buildings by the end of 2018. In keeping with the Government’s Green State Development Strategy, the Guyana Energy Agency continues to monitor, design and advance initiatives focused on transitioning towards renewable energy and greater energy independence. From the experience gained thus far,…

Georgetown, August 13 2018:  The Guyana Energy Agency, in collaboration with the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), hosted a consultation workshop for key stakeholders titled ‘Human Resources Management, Energy Statistics & Planning Awareness’ on August 13, 2018 at the Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown. The workshop was conceptualized under the frame work of the ‘Caribbean Energy Statistics Capacity Enhancement Project’ which has been implemented and supported by OLADE and the International Development Association – World Bank. The Project’s main objective is to…

Georgetown, November 02nd, 2018:  Energy Conservation was farthest from the minds of the sixty students of grades 5 and 6 who attended the Guyana Energy Agency’s (GEA) ‘Express Your Energy’ activity which was held on Friday November 2nd, 2018 in the auditorium of Cotton Field Secondary School Region 2 and jump started GEA’s activities for CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) 2018.  Representing 6 Primary schools that were selected by the Regional Educational Office, the students hailed from: 8th of May Primary,…

Georgetown, July 2018: As the  Hosororo Hydropower Project nears commencement of installation, the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) recently held a public consultation with residents of Mabaruma and other stakeholders as a part of the process to ensure that they were aware of what the project entails and its benefit to the community. During the community engagement, Regional Chairman, Mr. Brentnol Ashley, thanked the GEA and the Ministry of Public Infrastructure for ensuring that the project was resuscitated. “Initiatives like these…

Georgetown December 13th, 2018:   The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), in collaboration with the IDB and the Hinterland Electrification Company Inc. (HECI), hosted a public seminar on ‘Solar Water Heaters for the Hotel and Hospitality Sector’ on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the National Conference Centre, Plantation Le Ressouvenir, E.C.D. Specifically targeting persons within the hotel and hospitality sector, the seminar sought not only to educate persons on the advantages of solar water heaters, but also to create a platform that…

Georgetown, April 2018:The Legal & Licensing Division of the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) serves to execute a primary function of the GEA through ‘monitoring the performance of the energy sector in Guyana, including the production, importation, distribution and utilisation of petroleum and petroleum products’ (s. 5(2)(c) GEA Act cap 56:05). The preceding is further regulated and guided by the provisions of the Petroleum and Petroleum Products Regulations 2014 permitting the issuance of licences of the various categories (import, wholesale, retail, bulk transportation carrier,…