Inaugural Private Sector Energy Fair set for November 15

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Inaugural Private Sector Energy Fair set for November 15

PRESS RELEASE – Over ten local companies will join the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology in staging an interactive Private Sector Energy Fair on Saturday November 15, in commemoration of Energy Awareness Week 2014.

The event will expose the general public to the many energy efficient products and services which are available locally and the opportunities for huge financial savings from investments in renewable energy and energy efficient products.

This will also be an opportunity for the public to be introduced to several new companies in the energy sector.

The primary aim of the fair is to take the issues of energy efficiency and renewable energy away from an intellectual and theoretical discourse to a real life opportunity for economic prosperity.

Energy, Science and Technology Assistant Charlin Bodley says the private sector fair was organised in recognition of the important role of the private sector in the country’s Energy Road-map.

“The Government of Saint Lucia has made a policy decision to have 35% of the country’s energy demand produced from renewable by the year 2020. Energy efficiency is another core component of the national energy roadmap and Government is actively working to accomplish this goal.”

“The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology believes that the success of the national mission will be greatly driven by private sector support and involvement. As such the Private Sector Energy Fair is a strategic collaboration between the Ministry and the Private Sector as we work together in pursuit of a promising energy future”.

The Private Sector Energy Fair will be held at the Mega J Park from 9am – 4pm under the theme “Sustainable Energy for Economic Prosperity “We’ve got the power”

Participating companies will offer special deals and discounts on energy efficient products at the event.

In additional the display booths there is also be an information desk for queries on what is being done to secure a sustainable energy future for all Saint Lucians.

The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology encourages citizens to mark the date and support the 2014 Private Sector Energy Fair.

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