Baha Mar Bahamas Green Energy Programme
Baha Mar, a major resort developer in the Caribbean, is taking positive steps toward utilizing greener energy alternatives at its resorts in the Cable Beach area of the Bahamas. To accomplish this goal, Baha Mar Resorts Ltd. has introduced the new Seawater District Cooling Program. This program is an initiative that proposes to provide environmentally-responsible energy solutions for the Cable Beach area.
Baha Mar representatives recently met with the National Energy Policy Committee, which is mandated to provide a National Energy Policy for The Bahamas. Under that policy, the focus would be on Renewable Energy Technologies.
Here’s the plan:
- Reduced demand for electrical power generation capacity by The Bahamas Electricity Corporation
- Potential energy savings in excess of 90% compared to conventional air conditioning
- 25,000 MWhr per year electricity usage decrease
- Displacement of over 43,000 barrels of oil and 21,000 tons of carbon emissions per year
- Increased fuel flexibility and energy security
- Stable utility costs
This new program will use “green” technology and renewable resources to provide air conditioning on a large scale, reducing the impact on global warming.
“Baha Mar believes whole-heartedly in doing its part to protect and preserve the environment for today’s and future generations,” said John Pagano, president, Baha Mar Development Company. “We have a unique opportunity to bring about important and positive change that will lead to more efficient use of energy and cost savings, and are fully committed to continuing in these efforts as we go forward.”
The Seawater District Cooling program is part of Baha Mar’s on-going efforts and commitment to the local environment and the community it serves.