Government of Montserrat To Turn to Wind Energy Next In Quest to Further Reduce Dependence on Fossil Fuel

The government of Montserrat is giving serious consideration to re-introducing wind energy into the island's electricity grid.

That’s according to Minister of Communications and works Paul Lewis.

Mr. Lewis says wind has the potential of generating electricity in the day and in the night and would be a good complement to the solar.

He says the government is committed to integrating several renawable sources on the grid to include wind, geothermal and solar.

It has started with solar, and introduced over 10% green clean energy to the grid in March 2019 with the integration onto the national electric grid of a 250 watt utility scale solar project.

Mr. Lewis reports that work has already started with project activities to allow the start of the 750 w with battery backup.

The completion of the 1kw utility scale solar project with battery storage will bring the amount of renewable energy on the grid to over 40 per cent of its peak demand.

He described the re-introduction of renewable energy on the grid after 23 years plus, a as significant achievement.

He says Fuel savings will reduce fuel surcharge, thus reducing the electricity bills to consumers.