Officials in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, are taking a closer look at the Sustainable Energy in Saint Lucia from Concept to Action Project, as the ministry continues its thrust towards energy efficiency.
A main component of the project is the retrofitting of several public buildings with energy efficient LED lights.
Energy officer in the ministry Ken Aldonza said St Lucians will receive quality in the implementation of that project.
“We’ve taken extra steps to specify as much information as possible on the lights that we’re looking for to ensure they match our power situation; and provide us with a quality that is world class. We have not chosen our supplier as yet, but as long as they meet these requirements we expect that the quality will be comparable to what currently exists, or better,” he said.
Local companies within the energy sector can bid for the installation of LEDs.
“We are inviting only locally registered companies to bid on the provision of 500 LED tube lights. We’re going to be conducting [it] through the national competitive bidding procedures. So the information is available on the Government of Saint Lucia website. And we encourage all interested bidders to go to the website to get the details on how to place their bids,” Aldonza said.