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USTDA Promotes Clean Energy Solutions at Water Treatment Plants in Belize

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

(USTDA)  ARLINGTON, Va – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Belize Water Services Limited to support the deployment of integrated clean energy solutions at four of the utility’s main water treatment plants. The feasibility study will evaluate the use of wind power, solar power, energy storage and energy efficiency technologies at the Belmopan, Caye Caulker, Dangriga and Double Run water treatment plants.

“USTDA is pleased to support this important clean energy project,” said USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak. “Using a combination of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies has the potential to reduce Belize Water Services’ electricity costs for water treatment.”

Chief Executive Officer of Belize Water Services Limited, Alvan Haynes, stated, “Belize Water Services is excited about this opportunity, which will help us attain increased efficiencies and improved continuity of service. At the same time, this project assists with other key corporate objectives, including improving stakeholder relationships and reducing environmental impacts.”

The feasibility study will be carried out by E3 International LLC, a sustainable energy consulting firm based in Bethesda, MD.

This project supports the goals of the Clean Energy Finance Facility for the Caribbean and Central America (CEFF-CCA), an interagency initiative to catalyze greater public and private sector investment in clean energy infrastructure across Central America and the Caribbean.