This Barbados National Energy Policy (BNEP) 2019-2030 document is designed to achieve the 100% renewable energy and carbon neutral island- state transformational goals by 2030.

These include:

  • Provision of reliable, safe, affordable, sustainable, modern and climate friendly energy services to all residents and visitors.
  • Zero domestic consumption of fossil fuels economy wide.
  • Export of all hydrocarbons produced both on land and offshore.
  • Maximising local participation (individual and corporate) in distributed renewable energy (RE) generation and storage (democratisation of energy).
  • Minimise the outflow of foreign exchange.
  • Creating a regional centre of excellence in RE research and development.

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.