Guyana Hydropower Project

Dave Hardy presenting the Pre Feasibility Report to Hon. PM Samuel Hinds

Project Concept

Develop a new Energy (Industrial) Park and Port facility on the coast in Guyana

Design, finance and construct a submarine power cable from Trinidad to Guyana to initially take surplus power from the TGU plant in La Brea, Trinidad to Guyana

Encourage TT and Caribbean manufacturers and service companies to partner with Guyanese counterparts in building new industries in Guyana, while hiring and training locals and persons from the region

Promote downstream processing in Trinidad & Tobago

Create a large source of competitively priced power in Guyana by constructing a Dam and Hydro Power Plant on the Mazaruni River together with a high voltage power transmission line from the power plant to the Guyana coast

Supply the ever growing industrial site with hydropower when in six years hence

Bring hydropower in the reverse direction on the submarine cable to Trinidad and Tobago. (The Port of Spain power station can be taken off-line at that point.)

Develop opportunities for complementary projects in Port Operations, Agriculture, Fisheries, Mining and others The entire project (cable, industrial park, port, hydropower plant) value exceeds US$3 Billion


ENMAN has been studying the options for "new" energy for the region for several years. We concluded that the best opportunity - by far - for deployment of renewable energy on a significant scale and within the medium term is via Hydroelectric Power development in Guyana.

With the active support from agencies in Guyana, we studied the possibilities and considered various sites and means of implementation. ENMAN also considered a UNDP sponsored study from 1976 which identified several sites for hydropower development. We concluded that the Turtruba Rapids on the Mazaruni River presents the best immediate possibility for a large hydropower source.

Proposed hydropower plant site on Mazaruni River, Guyana

Along with our partners, Hardy Stevenson and Associates of Toronto, Canada, we completed a Pre Feasbility Study on the Turtruba site. The study concluded that the project is technically feasible and identified further work to get it to a "bankable"state

ENMAN sees the Guyana Hydropower Project in the context of a regional approach to energy integration. It is inevitable that the Caribbean will integrate economies and possible that they will also integrate politically. Physical interconnection of energy systems is being contemplated. We propose a submarine power cable linking Guyana to the South with Trinidad & Tobago and the island chain such that some territories sell power to while other buy power from the integrated system.

Executive Summary

Introductory Presentation

Presentation toIV CIEMADeS International Conference May 2011

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