A new Saint Lucia electricity bill which will soon be the subject of public consultation proposes the entry of independent power producers into the local energy market.
Minister for Commerce, Manufacturing, Business Development, Cooperatives, and Consumer Affairs Emma Hippolyte described the proposal as a key aspect of the draft legislation.
“Work on finalising the electricity bill is very advanced,” Hippolyte said in a World Consumer Rights Day address.
“It is anticipated that the bill and supporting regulations will be ready for public consultation within a month or two,” the Soufriere MP stated.
According to Hippolyte, the electricity bill reflects the government’s intent to restructure the electricity sector’s institutional framework.
She explained that the objective was to achieve stability in electricity prices and overall energy sector stability.
Her complete address appears below:
As long as the “independent producers” still have to connect their network to Lucelec’s power grid, then don’t waste the public’s precious time Emma.
How about removing the duties on renewable imports. Sunlight is free and abundant. Everyone’s home should have some level of solar but too damn expensive to import the panels and batteries.
Waste of time regardless of what they do we will continue to live in poverty earning wages so low that …
@ Just saying that’s right sun light is free…..yessss how free it is and loving it. Buy a solar generator at least you could run the ac as and fridge for 8jrs.
What become of the solar panels what was supposed to be erected in Dennery? Can somebody remind me please. Juke B can you tell us about it tomorrow morning.
@Just Saying. The addiction to Customs duties has hampered growth of the nation. Both of our “leaders” even though they are schooled in money, show a fear of removing or reducing duties. They are scared to take the risks.
That burdensome tax limits local investment, which in turn hampers employment.
The cost of importing solar equipment, does not correspond with the desire to reduce oil imports. Governments have all been too happy collecting dividends from shares in LUCELEC. They all know how to talk the game which keep their fanatics hooked.
We need more mechanics who can service electric vehicles. Yes electricity is higher but MASSY PORTS AND OTHER SUPERMARKETS ARE THE WORST. END the massy tyranny, we need another major supermarket chain.