Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says St Lucians are paying too much for electricity.
Chastanet says the high electricity rate is affecting St Lucia’s global competitiveness and he called on LUCELEC to pick up the pace of its investment in renewable energy.
“LUCELEC is a company that I think we’re all very proud of in terms of what their accomplishments are but we have a problem. The fact that we’re paying $0.38 a kilowatt hour for electricity is something that cannot stay,” Chastanet said.
The Prime Minister said LUCELEC must take greater steps to reduce the island’s dependency on fossil fuels and to meet St Lucia’s international commitments.