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Anegada renewable energy plant is 40% complete

The power plant on Anegada.

Despite significant delays and doubts about its completion, the Anegada Renewable Energy & Battery Storage plant is 40 percent complete and is set to come online some time in 2024.

That’s the assurance given by BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Deputy General Manager Symorne Penn, who gave an update on the historic project in a recent interview with 284 Media.

“We had significant delays around the time of COVID-19 [which caused] price increases. However, following that disruption to the project, we have been steadily on schedule to complete the project in the third and fourth quarter of 2024. We also had a small challenge on BVIEC’s side with our existing generators in Anegada. However, we only expect a slight delay in our project and it is still expected to be completed in 2024,” Penn explained.

Work on the Anegada Renewable Energy & Battery Storage plant started in January of this year, but due to lengthy pauses, many people, including legislators, have been asking if the plans for the historic renewable energy plant have been abandoned.

Penn explained that the project is still on budget for $4,687,944.72 and is still been led by US-based solar energy company Power52. She said in recent weeks, the batteries that will form a significant part of the plant were brought to the site and added that BVIEC expects no further delays with the project.

The Anegada Renewable Energy & Battery Storage plant will be the first of its kind in the BVI and will have the capacity to supply some 2.9 megawatts of energy. It is expected to result in cheaper energy costs for Anegadians and relieve the BVIEC of the costs it pays to absorb energy costs for Anegada.

In addition to cutting energy costs, the government said Anegada was chosen for the first renewable energy project in the territory because the island’s topography was suitable.


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  1. Licher and Sticher Good …. I’m the best says:

    S!0w W@nde is bad with numbers and so I do not believe them. Besides the company they partnered with out of the states is bankrupt. What the hell is going on here?

    • Deh Watcha says:

      Can’t believe they still going with this power52 company.

      • Licher and Sticher Good … I am simply the best says:

        The media should reach out to the bankruptcy trustee to find out objectively the status of the contract. The media needs to pay me for thinking for them. Shame on you BVI media

  2. WEW says:

    If one looks up Power52 you’ll see it’s basically a scam. The company has more lawsuits against it than one could keep up with. When this contract was signed the government new this. Guess they couldn’t resist the kickbacks.

  3. LCS says:

    Been on Anegada for Xmas and the site does not look as stated. The base of the solar panels look like they would not sustain hurricane winds and don’t even look leveled. But let’s be positive because it is a good project, if it works.

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