PM Dr. Drew Says The Energy Sector Is Top Priority For The Government
Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Hon. Dr. Terrance Drew, visited the St. Kitts Electricity Company (SKELEC) Needsmust Power Plant yesterday Wednesday 7th September 2022.
Minister of Public Infrastructure and Utilities, Transport, Information, Communication and Technology, and Post, Hon. Konris Maynard is currently off the island on official business. However, the Prime Minister Hon. Terrance Drew reassured the staff that the energy sector remains a top priority of the government.
“I understand that the production of power is under significant stress at this time and what you all are doing here to a great extent is a herculean type of work to make sure that the country can move and the economy can move and people can have as normal a life as possible under the circumstances,” Prime Minister Dr. Drew said.
Prime Minister Dr. Drew added, “Minister Maynard made a presentation to the Cabinet on Monday, along with the general manager and another representative from SKELEC, and that the Minister is working diligently to bring St. Kitts and Nevis’ energy situation back to a state of normalcy after a failure on the alternator of one of the main generators at the Needsmust Power Plant, in addition to overhauls and other equipment failures that led to reduced generation capacity at the plant.”
“The perfect storm has happened where we have had generators shutting down and we have to look for alternative ways of making sure that we have electricity production,” Prime Minister Dr. Drew said.
Minister of Public Infrastructure and Utilities, Transport, Information, Communication and Technology, and Post, Hon. Konris Maynard stated in a statement on the generation capacity of SKELEC, that a full report will be given “on the overall state of affairs of SKELEC and Energy in the Federation” upon his return.