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Renewable energy data available on PCJ website

Sunday, February 03, 2013 | 3:27 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – In what it says is part of the push to open up Jamaica’s renewable energy supply market, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is making an extensive range of data available for interested parties via its website.

According to the PCJ the data includes scientific and analytical information on Jamaica’s renewable energy potential. 

The studies date as far back as the 1970s and cover several areas including hydro, wind, bio-fuels, bio-mass and solar, the PCJ said in a release Sunday.

“The development of Jamaica’s renewable energy market is critical for addressing the country’s energy challenges and the PCJ is committed to facilitating the growth of this fledgling industry,” said Dr Peter Ruddock, the PCJ’s manager, Renewable Energy.

“The PCJ has the most extensive collection of information on renewable energy sources and this data is being made available so any prospective suppliers can hit the ground running,” he added.

The PCJ anticipates that the information, available at www.pcj.com will be valuable to prospective energy suppliers, particularly entities responding to the recent Request for Proposals from the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) for the provision of 115 megawatts (MW) of electricity generating capacity from renewable sources.

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