PM breaks ground for first Solar Enery Power Plant in Jamaica
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (4th right), participates in the breaking of ground for a US $61 million solar electricity plant, at the project site in Content District, Clarendon on July 9.
Others (from left) are: Minister of Local Government and Community Development and Member of Parliament for South West Clarendon, Hon. Noel Arscott; Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon.
Phillip Paulwell; Vice President, WRB Enterprises Inc., Robert Blenker; Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Public Service, Kelly Tomlinson; and Chargé d’affaires, United States Embassy, Elizabeth Martinez.
The facility will be built and operated by Content Solar Ltd., a wholly-owned Jamaican subsidiary of Florida-based WRB Enterprises Inc.
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on Thursday (July 9) broke ground for the development of the first utility-scale solar energy power plant in Jamaica.
Upon completion it will be the largest and most sophisticated solar electricity facility in the Caribbean.
The Prime Minister said that this non-traditional energy source is a welcomed new economic activity which is expected to generate jobs.