The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Den­nery res­i­dents are be­ing en­cour­aged to at­tend a town hall meet­ing to dis­cuss a pro­posed wind farm to be lo­cated near the Borde­lais Cor­rec­tional Fa­cil­ity. The meet­ing will be on Wed­nes­day May 18 from 6:30pm at the Clen­don Ma­son Se­condary School.

Res­i­dents will hear from rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the St. Lu­cia Elec­tric­ity Ser­vices Lim­ited (LUCELEC), Wind Tex En­ergy, and the Min­istry of Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment, En­ergy, Science and Tech­nol­ogy who are col­lab­o­rat­ing on the project. The team, which will in­clude rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Devel­op­ment Con­trol Au­thor­ity, will an­swer ques­tions res­i­dents may have about the project.

The pro­posed 12 megawatt wind farm is an im­por­tant com­po­nent of the na­tional thrust to use more re­new­able en­ergy, to im­prove en­ergy se­cu­rity.

In April 2015 a wind mea­sure­ment tower (part of Phase 1 of the project) was erected at the pro­posed site to col­lect wind speeds and other data. LUCELEC in­vested in the equip­ment to fa­cil­i­tate this ini­tial ex­plo­ration. Wind Tex En­ergy se­cured the lease on the land and is con­tribut­ing the tech­nol­ogy and ex­per­tise in wind farm devel­op­ment.

This meet­ing with the res­i­dents of Den­nery is to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on the project, and very im­por­tantly to en­sure that res­i­dents’ in­puts are fac­tored into the de­ci­sions to be made in mov­ing for­ward with this project.

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