AGRICULTURE, WATER & ENERGY
The National Water Commission (NWC) along with Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM), Ministry of Agriculture, and the now so called super group Electricity Sector Enterprise Team (ESET) need to speak with the true experts who are capable of solving Jamaica’s energy and water problem while not incurring any additional cost to the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) debt.
Jamaica does not have a water problem nor does it have a energy problem in respect to the lowering of kWh to consumer.
As kWh base load firm capacity can be produced at below US$0.12 per kWh and as low as US$0.09 per kWh within the first 7 years of installation of new base load generating power plant.
This does not involve dependence on fossil based or by products of fossil based fuels as its main fuel supply. Financing is now available from the IFC. So there is no longer a problem in that department.
Water can be obtained through Desalination of sea water up to 30 million gallons per day at no up front cost to NWC, while not increasing the energy cost of the NWC. Continue reading