Cayman Island residents generate power

Jan. 15, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Cayman Island residents can now generate their own renewable energy at their homes.

The Electricity Regulatory Authority of the Cayman Islands has approved a new Consumer Owned Renewable Energy Tariff.

The Caribbean Utilities Co. Ltd. and the Cayman Islands Electricity Regulatory Authority announced the program will allow customers in Grand Cayman to connect renewable energy systems to CUC's distribution system.

The program will allow CUC customers to reduce their monthly energy bills and help cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Consumer Owned Renewable Energy is energy generated from a small-scale solar power system or wind turbines.

"The ERA is pleased to approve the CORE program. We encourage consumers in a position to install renewables to assess their options for doing so," ERA Chairman Kendal Ryan said.

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