St Kitts and Nevis: Konris Maynard meets stakeholders to discuss secure, resilient energy sector  

In order to discuss proposals to take necessary actions for a secure and resilient energy sector in St Kitts and Nevis, the Minister of Environment and Climate Action, Dr Joyelle Clarke, and Minister of Energy and Utilities, Konris Maynard, met with several stakeholders on Sunday, October 23 2022. 

St Kitts and Nevis: Konris Maynard meets stakeholders to discuss secure, resilient energy sector  
St Kitts and Nevis: Konris Maynard meets stakeholders to discuss secure, resilient energy sector  

St Kitts and Nevis: In order to discuss proposals to take necessary actions for a secure and resilient energy sector in St Kitts and Nevis, the Minister of Environment and Climate Action, Dr Joyelle Clarke, and Minister of Energy and Utilities, Konris Maynard, met with several stakeholders on Sunday, October 23 2022. 

The attendees were Dr Devon Gardner, Head of Technical Programmes at the Caribbean Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE); Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Environment and Climate Action, Sharon Rattan; Permanent Secretary (PS) with the Ministry of Energy Joseph Williams, Sustainable Energy Adviser at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), and Utilities’ Daryl Lloyd; Clement Jomo Williams, General Manager at SKELEC; Albert Gordon, General Manager at NEVLEC; Naftalie Errar, Project Manager for Geothermal Project on Nevis and Ian Ward, Chief Engineer at NEVLEC. 

The Cabinet of St Kitts and Nevis aimed to determine the accurate energy future and energy mix for the country. The meeting featured a discussion on NEVLEC, which is an electricity grid for St Kitts and Nevis.

Konris Maynard outlined that there will be a collaboration between NEVLEC and SKELEC. The collaboration will be held at Prime Minister’s Press Conference Monday, October 17, 2022. “

He added that they are widely exploring possibilities with geothermal energy and they had al least two meetings so far with the officials of NEVLEC and they are now at the point where there is going to be a test well effectively being done ascertain the viability of the geothermal reservoir that is there. 

Konris Maynard further mentioned that both the grids will support St Kitts and Nevis. He said that the Nevis’ geothermal wells will benefit both Nevis and the St Kitts. 

He also outlined the benefits of the collaboration and asserted that the expansion of the power generation capacity driven by renewable energy sources in St Kitts would automatically benefit Nevis. On the same note, Nevis’s power supply expansion would benefit St Kitts.