Georgetown, Guyana – (January 24, 2019) The Office of Climate Change (OCC), today, concluded the first phase of the Transitioning to National Energy Security (TNES): Bartica as a model ‘Green’ Town Project at the cost of US$650,000, which has seen the gathering and compilation of data on energy use to inform evidence-based decision making for the future implementation of projects and programmes.

The OCC also announced that the Government of Italy through the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (Five C’s) has already approved some US$3.67M for some of the recommendations coming out of the studies and audits to be implemented, particularly in the areas of capacity building, efficient lighting and feasibility studies for electric vehicles.

 Head of the OCC, Ms. Janelle Christian in her remarks, said that the first phase of the project which began in June 2018 and lasted approximately six months saw the completion of all the energy audits, public awareness exercises and an energy data management centre established. She noted that this phase was the most critical component as it collected data which can be used by all Government agencies and Ministries to determine how programmes are rolled out in the town.

Georgetown, Guyana – (January 24, 2019) The Office of Climate Change (OCC), today, concluded the first phase of the Transitioning to National Energy Security (TNES): Bartica as a model ‘Green’ Town Project at the cost of US$650,000, which has seen the gathering and compilation of data on energy use to inform evidence-based decision making for the future implementation of projects and programmes.

The OCC also announced that the Government of Italy through the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (Five C’s) has already approved some US$3.67M for some of the recommendations coming out of the studies and audits to be implemented, particularly in the areas of capacity building, efficient lighting and feasibility studies for electric vehicles.

Head of the OCC, Ms. Janelle Christian in her remarks, said that the first phase of the project which began in June 2018 and lasted approximately six months saw the completion of all the energy audits, public awareness exercises and an energy data management centre established. She noted that this phase was the most critical component as it collected data which can be used by all Government agencies and Ministries to determine how programmes are rolled out in the town.