Antigua and Barbuda has begun to pilot electric mobility projects, collecting data and capturing lessons learned for upscaling nationally and across the region. Key transferrable outcomes expected include reducing fossil fuel dependencies by transitioning local fleets to Electric vehicles; opportunities for coupling electric vehicles with renewable energy installations; transferrable feasibility assessment outcomes; approaches for mitigation environmental and social risks of new electric vehicle technologies; and best practices for full life cycle assessments and decommissioning of non-compliant fossil fuel vehicles.
Antigua & Barbuda is a Caribbean island state that relies almost exclusively on imported fossil fuels for electricity generation, transportation and cooking. This imposes a very big financial burden for the economy of the country.
n terms of electricity generation Antigua & Barbuda relies almost exclusively on fossil fuels (diesel and HFO). The electrical installed capacity is approximately 121MW and the production capacity is 105.5MW. In 2009, net generation in Antigua and Barbuda was of 326GWh, derived from fossil fuel generating plants. Besides fossil fuel generation plants, since the end of 2009, there is a small photovoltaic grid-connected pilot project of 3kW installed in Antigua. This small renewable energy facility in the full year of 2010 supplied to the grid 4.8MWh of electricity.