How We Generate Electricity
Light & Power’s electricity is generated from a variety of sources including fossil fuel, gas, and solar at a series of power plants, known as generating stations. These facilities are rated by the maximum amount of electricity they are designed to produce, measured in megawatts (MW) and known as generation capacity.
In total, the Company generates electricity from four (4) power stations. We also purchase renewable electricity from independent power producers throughout the country. Together, these sources make up what is known as our generation mix, which can change from year-to-year based on factors like fuel prices and environmental regulations.
Fossil Fuel Generation Plant
Spring Garden consists of fossil fuel burning plant:
At the Garrison there is:
At Seawell we have:
Photo-voltaic Solar Plant
The Company first utility sized photo-voltaic solar farm at Trents, St. Lucy. In fact, the solar plant is not only a first for Barbados, but for the Eastern Caribbean, and for Light & Power’s parent company, Emera Caribbean Inc.
Solar Plant Facts:
Independent Power Producers
There is an increasing amount of electricity is being generated in Barbados by producers other than The Barbados Light & Power.
Light & Power buys electricity from independent power producers who are now playing a role in helping meet Light & Power’s Renewable Energy Strategy.
There is a total 25 MW of distributed customer-owned solar photo-voltaics who produce power.