PRESS RELEASE – Dennery residents are being encouraged to attend a town hall meeting to discuss a proposed wind farm to be located near the Bordelais Correctional Facility.
The meeting is planned for Wednesday, May 18, from 6:30pm at the Clendon Mason Secondary School.
Residents will hear from representatives of the St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC), Wind Tex Energy, and the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology who are collaborating on the project. The team, which will include representatives from the Development Control Authority, will also answer questions residents have about the project.
The proposed 12 megawatt (MW) wind farm is an important component of the national thrust to use more renewable energy, to improve energy security.
In April 2015 a wind measurement tower (part of Phase 1 of the project) was erected at the proposed site to collect wind speeds and other data. LUCELEC invested in the equipment to facilitate this initial exploration. Wind Tex Energy secured the lease on the land and is contributing the technology and expertise in wind farm development.
This meeting with the residents of Dennery is to provide information on the project, and very importantly to ensure that residents’ inputs are factored into the decisions to be made in moving forward with this project.