The Petroleum Corp. of Jamaica has signed a contract with turbine manufacturer Gamesa for the supply and installation of 12 G80-2.0 MW wind turbines.
According to Gamesa, turbine delivery for the 24 MW wind farm will occur during the third quarter of this year. The facility is slated for commissioning in February 2016.
The order represents the company's initial foray into Jamaica. The company notes renewable energy sources account for roughly 9% of its electricity mix. Under Jamaica's National Energy Plan for 2009-2030, the country expects the contribution of renewable energy to rise to 12.5% of the total energy mix this year and to 20% by 2030.