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Antigua and Barbuda

Official Name:
Antigua and Barbuda
Region:

National Designated Entity

Type of organisation:
Name:
Ms. Diann Black-Layne
Position:
Standing Committee
Phone:
+1268 4646410
Emails:
dcblack11@gmail.com

Energy profile

Antigua & Barbuda (2012)

Type: 
Energy profile
Energy profile
Extent of network

Antigua has a generating capacity of 58 MW, and a peak load consumption of 40 MW, whereas Barbuda has a capacity of 700 kilowatts and an estimated peak load consumption of 700 kilowatts. Distribution occurs via an 11 kV line supplying 22 distribution feeders.Virtually 100% of the country has access to the electricity network.

Renewable energy potential

As of 2003, no renewable energy installations were operating in the country.Solar energyAntigua and Barbuda are reported to have one of the best potentials for solar energy development in the Caribbean. Solar water heaters have already achieved some commercial success in the country. Lack of awareness has been blamed for the lack of further uptake of the technology.Wind energyIn the past, Antigua produced sugar by wind power — indicating a good wind resource. However, recent attempts to use wind energy for electricity generation have proved less successful due to high up-front costs, lack of data on wind measurements, and low technical capacity.A study sponsored by APUA (Wind Energy Survey Antigua and Barbuda, Energy Engineering Corporation, November 2008) indicated that in Barbuda, the “Highlands” area offers the most promising wind farm site. At 33 meters above sea level, this plateau of 38 km2 can support 400 MW of wind turbines, generating 900 GWh per year, with little visual impact because the area is five kilometres from population centres.Biomass/BiofuelsLittle research has been done into the potential for these resources in the country; however, sugar production in the country indicates the potential for exploitation of bagasse for heat and co-generation purposes.Geothermal/HydropowerNo assessment into the potential for these resources in the country has been conducted. The highest point in the country stands at 399m above sea level, indicating a possible potential for small hydropower.

Energy framework

The government has made important strides in its energy policy, establishing a Sustainable Energy Desk and commissioning a National Energy Task Force to develop a National Sustainable Energy Policy. Although the potential of most renewable energy sources are unknown at this point, Antigua and Barbuda is beginning assessment of wind resources with the installation of four meteorological towers in June 2010.

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