Antigua as well as Barbuda: Renewable Energy Roadmap

Mar 23, 2021 10:33 AM ET
  • Many Small Island Developing States (SIDS) depend heavily on traditional nonrenewable fuel sources for electrical power generation as well as transport; however, renewables have the prospective to provide fast returns, decrease costs, produce jobs and also boost the neighborhood economic climate for much of these island states.

Throughout the revision process for its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, the Government of Antigua as well as Barbuda proposed a target of attaining 100% of its energy generation from renewable energy sources by 2030. This renewable energy roadmap for Antigua and Barbuda has subsequently been created by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at the request of the Ministry of Health, Wellness and also the Environment.

The Roadmap charts a path for the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, providing options for achieving a 100% renewable energy share in both the power and transport industries by 2030 and also 2040, respectively. Five details scenarios have been analysed, together with several renewable energy alternatives including utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV), distributed solar PV, utility-scale wind as well as green hydrogen. On the other hand, electric vehicles (EVs) are thought about for accomplishing a 100% eco-friendly transportation market by 2040.

The Roadmap also lays out different policy recommendations that will be vital for the execution of these scenarios, charting a course for Antigua and Barbuda to transition from a power system dominated by nonrenewable fuel sources toward one with a greater share of renewable energy.


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