The Clean Energy Solutions Center assisted the St. Kitts Ministry of Housing, Public Works, Energy, and Public Utilities with creating a program to redevelop landfills with renewable waste-to-energy and/or solar technologies. St. Kitts is faced with the compelling challenges of having existing landfills that are either at or near capacity, and expensive electricity rates hovering just under 1 USD per kWh. Solutions Center experts advised the St. Kitts Ministry of Housing, Public Works, Energy, and Public Utilities on creating a policy or program that is founded on due diligence and best practices. The Solutions Center experts also engaged in ongoing consultations with St. Kitts to design a program that includes a robust RFP process to attract investors and project developers that have proven expertise and knowledge in developing successful renewable energy projects on compromised lands.
Impact of Assistance
The Clean Energy Solutions Center worked with St. Kitts Ministry of Housing, Public Works, Energy, and Public Utilities during a critical stage of pre-closure of a landfill and moved beyond to creating clean energy projects on property that is not viable for any other redevelopment use. Additionally, the renewable energy projects will allow this island nation to reduce demand for diesel fuels and move toward lower electricity prices. This program could be replicable on other islands around the globe.