PM says potential sites for wind farms being assessed

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PM says potential sites for wind farms being assessed

As part of the country’s thrust to move toward renewable energy resources, Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley has revealed that assessments are expected to be done to determine potential sites for wind farms in this country.

Delivering the feature address at the T&T Energy Conference’s titled Navigating a Complex Energy Future at the Hyatt Regency, Port-of-Spain on Monday, Rowley says this forms part of government’s Roadmap for a Green Economy in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Roadmap was developed by the IDB in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries and National Energy. The study determined that of all the potential renewable energy sources in Trinidad and Tobago, offshore wind offers the largest potential for the country with a projected output of approximately 25 gigawatts of levelized energy,”Rowley said.

Rowley said: “The initial goal of the roadmap is the establishment of a wind pilot project, demonstrating visible end-use applications of green hydrogen in Trinidad and Tobago. Towards this end, the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries in collaboration with National Energy and the European Union will be conducting a National Wind Resource Assessment, to identify potential sites for wind farm development in Trinidad and Tobago.”

Rowley said while the outlook for the development of renewable energy in T&T is promising and attainable, the country needs to recognise that renewables cannot replace oil and gas in the near to medium term.