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Bahamas Government progressing to cleaner energy as BPL commissions Ragged Island solar microgrid

RAGGED ISLAND, The Bahamas – A battery energy storage system and a solar rooftop programme are among initiatives of the Bahamas Government toward cleaner energy nationwide. “We are investing $14.2 million in installing a 25 MW battery energy storage system at the Baillou Hill Power Plant. Additionally, our administration will budget $1.9 million for our solar rooftop program, so that clinics, public libraries and schools can be part of our nation’s renewable energy progress. I am excited to announce that the Ministry of Public Works is assessing eight government buildings for this programme,” said the Hon. Philip Davis, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. Thirty-five million dollars have also been earmarked for the installation of solar photovoltaic systems in the Family Islands and fe...