Guyana Hydropower Project

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Background

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.          

Along with our partners, Hardy Stevenson and Associates of Toronto, Canada, we completed a Pre Feasbility Study on the Turtruba site. The studyconcluded 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.

Proposed hydropower plant site on Mazaruni River, Guyana


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