OfReg poses improve to home photo voltaic era

Cayman News Service


(CNS): The utilities regulator, OfReg, has said that an additional capacity of 3MW of Distributed Generation Resources (DGR) could be added to Grand Cayman’s transmission and distribution system to allow more domestic generation of renewable energy, given the level of demand, until CUC is able to complete its battery energy storage system (BESS) for its own renewables.

In a press release about the proposal, the regulator said it had begun a month-long public consultation period and that increasing the capacity would allow the existing Customer-Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) to continue and provide for more rooftop solar to be fitted.

OfReg said renewable energy systems providers will be able to expand their solar business and allow their customers to generate greener energy beyond the current 17MW limit, which was agreed between the former Electricity Regulatory Authority and CUC. OfReg said that the proposal was of public…