ROSEAU, Dominica, Tuesday July 16, 2019 – The European Union has committed to support Dominica’s renewable energy sector.
The two recently signed an agreement that will make EC$7.91 million (US$2.93 million) available to the Eastern Caribbean nation to assist in increasing the resilience of strategic infrastructure, strengthening the competitiveness and the resilience of the energy sector, and implementing the island’s international commitments under the Paris Agreement.
Among other activities, the support aims to render the country’s international airport energy-independent and disaster-resilient, through the installation of a solar power plant within the Douglas Charles airport premises.
The programme is expected to run until 2022, and comes in addition to the ongoing programmes that the European Union and the Government of Dominica are implementing in the housing and post-disaster recovery sectors.
Acknowledging the need by most Caribbean States for a swift and smooth transition towards renewable and efficient energy systems, the European Union said it remains committed its partnerships, supporting also similar programmes at regional or national level.