Guyana Energy Agency

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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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Guyana Energy Agency Hosts ‘Express Your Energy’ Activity For Primary School Students

(One of the Planned Activities to Commemorate Energy Week 2013)

 

Georgetown, November 17, 2015: The Transport and Harbours Sports Club in Thomas Lands was the scene of much exuberance, enthusiasm and high energy on Tuesday November 17th when 50 Primary School Students participated in the Guyana Energy Agency’s (GEA) ‘Express Your Energy’ activity.

Planned as one of the activities to commemorate Energy Week 2015 ‘Express your Energy’ was attended by students, between the ages of nine to eleven (9-11) of grades four (4) and six (6), from Grahams’ Hall Primary, North Georgetown Primary, West Ruimveldt Primary, St Agnes and St Ambrose Primary. Students were encouraged at different stations to convey their interpretation and knowledge of energy sources, sustainability, energy conservation and energy efficiency through artwork/pictorial illustrations, word search and conservation tips.

The students wasted no time in completing the relay themed energy-based activities at their respective stations before jumping, bunny hopping, running and walking to the next station as their fellow team members loudly showed support; while the teachers joined in the fun, coaching them along as they offered energy efficient tips and illustrated energy sources. The activity was non-competitive, therefore, students were not judged or ranked based on their illustrations. Rather, each school (and student) was awarded a ‘Certificate of Participation while each student along with their teachers were awarded a token of appreciation as an honorary ‘Energy Champion’.

Students and teachers were also treated to energy conservation videos as they interacted in a lively discussion and quiz on their learning from the activity. Amidst the enthusiasm through the cheering and delight in participation, the children clearly demonstrated a sound understanding of energy efficiency and conservation through accuracy in answering questions and explaining their illustrations.

In keeping with the promotion of sustainable energy development CARICOM Energy Week, 2015 was observed across the Caribbean, by CARICOM member States, from November 8-14, 2015 under the theme ‘Empowering our Sustainable Development’.

The Guyana Energy Agency, in the exercise of its mandate, continues to promote energy efficiency, energy conservation and the development and utilisation of alternative sources of energy. The observance of Energy Week, consistent with Guyana’s energy trust and Low Carbon Development Strategy, serves as an annual feature that provides an additional platform which enables GEA to fulfill part of its mandate by disseminating information essential to improving public awareness on sustainable energy, conservation and overall efficiency.

Energy Week 2015 Message from the Hon. David Patterson, Minister Responsible for Energy

Hon. David PattersonGuyana, along with other CARICOM member states, will be commemorating Energy Week 2015, November 8 to 14. 

Under the theme, ‘Empowering Sustainable Development’, the simultaneous celebration of this annual occasion across the Caribbean Community represents the conjoined efforts of Member States to increase awareness and promulgate sustainable energy practices in the national and regional development of our nations. 

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GEA Highlights Activities for Energy Week 2015

Georgetown, November 9, 2015: CARICOM Energy Week 2015 (CEW 2015) is being observed during the week of November 8th to 14th under the theme ‘Empowering our Sustainable Development’. The kickoff event for CEW 2015 was a Kilo Walk on Sunday November 8 which was organized by CARICOM as one of a number of Regional activities.

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Solar Water Heaters: An economically viable option

Georgetown October 9, 2014: Solar water heaters make use of the sun’s energy through ‘solar thermal’ technology. What this means is that the sun’s energy is harnessed and converted into heat.

With growing concerns of global climate change and our dependence on costly fossil fuels that are dangerous to our environment, solar water heaters present an opportunity to not only reduce energy consumption and costs, but assist in reducing our carbon foot print.

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The Importance of Standards and Accreditation in the Energy Sector

Georgetown, June 2014:  Monday June 9th 2014 was ‘World Accreditation Day’. This year, World Accreditation Day was observed under the theme “Accreditation: Delivering confidence in the provision of energy”. The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) wholeheartedly embraces and applauds this theme; owing to the fact that it focuses on the role that accreditation plays in providing confidence in the provision of energy.

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