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GOB, BEL, and PUC make commitment to energy future

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017. 8:35 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Yesterday, September 13th, Frank Mena, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Public Service, Energy, and Public Utilities; Jeffrey Locke, Chief Executive Officer of Belize Electricity Limited (BEL); and John Avery, Chair of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) expressed their commitment to providing reliable and sustainable energy through participation in the Belize Consolidated Project Plan (CPP).

According to a press release issued by the Government of Belize (GOB), the Belize CPP is a roadmap that will outline how to meet the electricity needs of Belize and its consumers over time.

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The release further states that providing access to reliable and affordable electricity is a priority for all parties and that the CPP will ensure that sustainable options for electricity are pursued in the optimal approach for Belize while harmonizing the efforts of these three leading organizations – GOB, BEL and PUC.

A team from the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) and Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room (RMI-CWR) will guide the CPP process.

CCI and RMI-CWR are neutral third parties with no special interests or preferred vendors and they strive to create an open marketplace for renewable and sustainable energy.

The release ends by saying that, “CPP is a critical step for Belize in its efforts toward fostering sustainable production and distribution of energy, minimizing the cost of energy in the local economy, mitigating the impacts of external shocks and creating a national culture of energy efficiency.”

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