[www.inewsguyana.com] – On the heels of government scrapping the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project, President David Granger has met with a team from Innogen Technologies Incorporated, a company based in Barbados, whose core focus is on the utilisation of energy generated from the sun in households and businesses in the Caribbean.
Chief Executive Officer, Vancourt Rouse explained that the company’s main interest in Guyana is lending support to the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Incorporated in lowering the cost of electricity and improving the delivery to various communities, particularly those in remote areas.
“We are looking to help Guyana improve its national competitiveness in certain industries by improving efficiency and cost of energy, which has a very important input in the production of goods and services. So we are looking at the timber industry, rice industry, gold mining operations and the hospitality industry…” Rouse said.
Innogen Technologies Incorporated is part of the One Caribbean Media group (OCM). It has been the leading renewable energy installation company in Barbados since 2010.
Guyana’s Finance Minister Winston Jordan had stated that it would be “criminal” proceed with the Amaila Falls Project that was started under the former People’s Progressive Party/Civic Administration.
The PPP has been very critical of the governments decision contending that the project was a guranteed source of cheap renewable energy for Guyana.