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OfReg to investigate CUC’s solar deal

OfReg to investigate CUC’s solar deal

| 29/06/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS Business): With the price of solar energy now falling rapidly and the increase competitive pricing of other alternative fuels, Cayman’s utilities regulator, OfReg, has announced its intention to investigate the process around Cayman’s first commercial-scale renewable energy plant, which [...]

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Solar farm blooms despite unique challenges

Solar farm blooms despite unique challenges

| 22/06/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS Business): The commissioning of Cayman’s first-ever solar farm Tuesday, 20 June, while historic on its own, was also the result of several innovations to accommodate the island’s unique requirements and overcome associated challenges. David March, managing partner of Entropy Investment Mana [...]

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CUC begins testing new solar facility

CUC begins testing new solar facility

| 05/06/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS Business): Grand Cayman’s power provider is just a few weeks away from officially opening Cayman’s first ever solar farm. Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) said in a statement today that it has started testing the facility in Bodden Town. Commissioned in partnership with solar project devel [...]

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CUC opens up more CORE capacity

CUC opens up more CORE capacity

| 11/05/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS Business):  The new utilities regulator has approved the allocation of two more megawatts of capacity for CUC’s Consumer-Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) programme as the 6MW previously allocated has reached its limit. Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) said that customers will have access to on [...]

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Cousteau comes to Cayman for energy conference

Cousteau comes to Cayman for energy conference

| 09/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Business): Aquanaut, ocean conservationist and documentary filmmaker, Fabien Cousteau, will be in Cayman this week for a sustainable energy conference, aimed at embracing a low-carbon, sustainable future for Cayman and other Caribbean Islands. One of a number of speakers at the event, Cousteau, [...]

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CUC begins to shape future energy plan

CUC begins to shape future energy plan

| 01/09/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS Business): The monopoly power provider on Grand Cayman has brought in consultants to begin drawing up potential future plans for CUC to consider to maintain a safe, reliable and viable electricity supply for the next three decades. Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) will set out a proposal for rene [...]

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CORE programme grows another 2MW

CORE programme grows another 2MW

| 02/05/2016 | 12 Comments
(CNS Business): The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has sanction an expansion of Caribbean Utilities Company’s Consumer-Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) Generation Programme, which will see more residential and commercial customers who are using alternative power, such as solar and wind, to fe [...]

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CUC and OTEC still hopeful about ocean energy

CUC and OTEC still hopeful about ocean energy

| 24/09/2015 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The development of a commercial ocean thermal energy conversion system in the Cayman Islands remains a real possibility, according to both CUC and industry experts, Cayman OTEC. It is almost four years since CUC signed a non-binding ‘term sheet’ with the firm to begin a feasibility study [...]

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Cayman urged to offset carbon footprints

Cayman urged to offset carbon footprints

| 17/09/2015 | 10 Comments
(CNS Business): Local businesses with a heavy carbon footprint struggling to reduce their emissions are being offered a local option for offsetting those greenhouse gases. A new partnership between the National Trust of the Cayman Islands and a local green energy company will help companies compensa [...]

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Solar farm coming to Health City

Solar farm coming to Health City

| 01/06/2015 | 1 Comment
(CNS Business): Health City Cayman Islands is going green with the first ever 1.2 megawatt solar farm for a Caribbean hospital. Hospital officials said the solar farm will be one of the largest non-utility systems in the Caribbean and continues Health City’s commitment to utilising renewable energ [...]

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Regulator approves growth in CORE power

Regulator approves growth in CORE power

| 01/04/2015 | 2 Comments
(CNS Business): The Electricity Regulatory Authority has approved an extension in the capacity of the consumer-owned renewable energy generation programme, known as CORE by 1MW and extended the contracts to 25 years. The ERA and Caribbean Utilities Company said the growth of the programme, which al [...]

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CUC to use more client generated power

CUC to use more client generated power

| 13/02/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Electricity Regulatory Authority has approved a revision to the current Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) programme, which allows people who have their own source of alternative power generation, such as solar panels and wind turbines, to remain connected to the CUC grid and feedback electricity the [...]

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Planning sought for solar power

Planning sought for solar power

| 11/11/2014 | 1 Comment
(CNS Business): A renewable energy providers which is currently in discussions with Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC), the power distributors for Grand Cayman, has applied for planning permission to start the development of a 5MW solar power plant. According to CUC, which is currently the sole suppl [...]

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