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,…

Georgetown, March 2018: The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), in keeping with its mandate to carry out research into all sources of energy including those sources presently used in Guyana for the generation of energy, and securing more efficient utilisation of energy and sources of energy, over saw the installation of forty five (45) integrated stand-alone solar powered 80W Light Emitted Diode (LED) street lights at the Guyana National Park. GEA’s Energy Engineer Brian Constantine, who monitored the installation of the lights, explained that the project was financed by the…

Georgetown, January 2018: In the latter part of December 2017, the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), through a project financed by the Government of Guyana,installed twelve (12) integrated 80W solar powered street lights around the Stabroek Market Square and 750 energy efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs aroundthe eastern facade of the building. The integrated solar powered street lights that were installed use renewable energy from the sun to charge the batteries which provide lighting at nights using energy efficient LED lights. The lights are controlled…

Georgetown, September 2017: In May 2016, His Excellency President David Granger announced that the Government of Guyana will lead the way in transitioning towards greater renewable energy use by having every government building convert to utilising alternative sources of energy over the next five years. The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) was subsequently designated by Cabinet to lead the transitioning efforts and has since been making steady progress in a number of areas.…

Georgetown-June 2017: The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) is currently providing technical support to the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) Energy Project which seeks to implement pilot/demonstration sustainable energy initiatives in three rural communities in Guyana. Funded by the Canadian Government, the project, titled ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Renewable Energy Project’, seeks to enhance and accelerate productivity in the rural communities of Shulinab (Region 9), Powaikoru (Region 1) and Moraikobai (Region 5), through the use of renewable energy technology.…

Georgetown, May 2017: Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), Dr. Mahender Sharma, is urging all Ministries, Government Agencies, Semi-Autonomous Organizations, private sector entities and residents to procure ONLY energy efficient/energy star certified air conditioning units. Dr. Sharma is cautioning entities procuring air-conditioners to not only look at the initial capital cost of the ACs when determining a supplier, but to also look at the annual energy costs for operating the units. If analysed over a 2 to…

Georgetown, March 2017: The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ministry of Indigenous People Affairs (MoIP) has commenced the installation of nine (9) grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at Public Institutions (mainly secondary schools) across the country which will produce an estimated 124,321 kWh of energy annually.…