On August 18, U.S. Ambassador Luis G. Moreno gave remarks at the inauguration of BMR Jamaica’s Wind project in Malvern, St Elizabeth.
The U.S. and Canadian governments invested tens of millions of dollars (US) in the project, which is expected to provide over 17, 000 customers a year with clean, affordable, reliable, and domestically-produced power. With total spending amounting to US$89.9 million, the project is being described as one of the largest investment in St Elizabeth to date. The site houses 11, 3.3 MW wind turbine generators, and an 18 km 69 kV transmission line which links the plant to the national grid.