The Department of Local Government today, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with US based energy management company, Green RG Management LLC for the testing of alternate energy technology.
Under the agreement Green RG Management, who submitted and unsolicited proposal to the Government of Jamaica, will execute a Pilot Programme to demonstrate its patented energy management system and products in selected Government agencies such as infirmaries and schools.
Speaking at the signing ceremony Minister with responsibility for Local Government, in the Office of the Prime Minister the Honourable Shahine Robinson lauded the New Jersey based company for their boldness in implementing this pilot at no cost to the Government of Jamaica. She endorsed the initiative as it in keeping with earlier efforts of the Department of Local Government to explore energy efficient solutions.
“We are one of the few government entities that have made strides in promoting, exploring and adapting renewable energy solutions” she said, pointing to the Department’s experiment with bio-diesel in which waste cooking oil has been converted and is being utilized in Solid Waste Management trucks.
Green RG Management asserts that the technology will save the government 20% on energy cost.