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June 29, 2018

Signing of Grant Agreement with Guyana:Contributing to climate change mitigation through the achievement of an efficient, sustainable power supply

photosigning ceremony

On June 27, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Republic of Guyana in Georgetown, to provide grant aid of up to 1.848 billion yen forthe Project for the Introduction of Renewable Energy and the Improvement of Power System.

Under this project, the power transmission and distribution equipment will be augmented in and around Georgetown, the capital city, and renewable energy and energy conservation equipment will be installed in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, which is headquartered in Guyana. These measures are intended to improve both the efficiency and sustainability of the power supply with the aim of thereby contributing to climate change mitigation. By showcasing such renewable energy and energy conservation technologies in the main office of CARICOM, which has 14 member countries and one member territory, it is hoped that the project will have a ripple effect on neighboring countries.

Details for the project are provided below.

[Basic project information]
Country Republic of Guyana
Project title The Project for the Introduction of Renewable Energy and the Improvement of Power System
Planned implementation period 36 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period
Executing agency Guyana Energy Agency
Target region, facilities Georgetown and the surrounding area
Specific project details (provisional) (1) Equipment
 To be installed at Guyana Power & Light: Reactive compensators (5 MVar each), power distribution cables (293 kilometers in length), two sets of power factor correction devices, 48 pole bolts
 To be installed in the CARICOM secretariat building: one solar photovoltaic (PV) system, one building energy management system (BEMS)
(2) Consulting services
a) Detailed design work, bidding assistance, procurement supervision
b) Guidance in managing the facilities
 For Guyana Power & Light: Guidance in maintaining and managing the reactive compensators
 For the CARICOM Secretariat: Guidance in maintaining and managing the PV system and the BEMS as well as in implementing measures for energy conservation

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