Georgetown, March 9, 2022: The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), on February 18th, 2022, under its sustainable energy interventions at community/public buildings, replaced the 9.6 kWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) of the 0.5kWp Solar PV System installed at the Hackney Primary School located along the Pomeroon River.   During a PV System inspection exercise on January 11th, 2022, the GEA discovered that the battery bank of the Hackney Primary School PV System was depleted. The Agency, in exercising its mandate,…

The Environmental and Social Analysis is to be carried out based on the inputs of and coordination with the GEA, and on information available in academic literature and on field visits and campaigns carried out. The focus of the ESAR is to identify and assess potential impacts envisaged from the construction and operation of the PV power plant and, for those adverse impacts which cannot be avoided, to identify appropriate mitigation actions. Specifically, the ESAR seeks to: Determine the project…

Georgetown, January 24, 2022: The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) on January 3, 2022, signed a contract withGafsonsIndustries Limited for the supply. installation and commissioning of a 9-kWp grid-tied solar photovoltaic(PV) system and a 37-kWh battery energy storage system at the Orealla Health Centre. Guyana is a beneficiary of grant support from the International Solar Alliance (ISA)for a solar demonstration project at the Orealla Health Centre. The project, “Healthcare Centre Solarization in Orealla Community” aims to provide adequate electricity from a…

Street Lighting is an important service that helps to contribute to safety and security of the public, businesses, and residential spaces. Street lights also aide in crime prevention and recreational activities. Over the years, this service has significantly contributed to the energy consumption from the utility at a considerable cost. In keeping with its mandate to develop and encourage the development and utilisation of sources of energy, other than sources presently in use; and to carry out research into all…

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,…