Energy Minister, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says the Government is expected to sign off on two agreements which will secure investments in Jamaica’s renewable energy sector valued at USD$143-million.
Dr. Wheatley updated the House of the Representatives this afternoon on the Government’s renewable energy push while he made his contribution to the sectoral debate.
He says a deal will be signed soon with Eight Rivers Energy Company.
Dr. Wheatley says the Government is also pushing ahead with a USD$78-million and a USD$65-million investment in the country’s renewable energy sector.
Dr. Wheatley told parliament the aim is to ensure that 30-percent of supply to the grid is from renewable energy sources by 2020.
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