The St. Kitts Electricity Company Limited (SKELEC), is a public utility that provides electric power generation, as well as transmission and distribution services to St. Kitts. SKELEC transitioned from a government department on August 1, 2011 acquiring the operations and assets of the St. Kitts Electricity Department (SKED).
SKELEC is the sole electricity provider in St. Kitts that seeks to supply reliable electricity at a competitive price in harmony with the local community and environment. The St. Kitts Electricity Company is owned by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis and is ran by a board of directors.
SKELEC has an installed capacity of 48.9 MW with 15 diesel generators at its Needsmust Power Plant. Peak demand ranges from at 20-28 MW, with base load between 14.6-16.2 MW. SKELEC continues to improve its reliability by installing new generators to increase capacity or upgrading existing inventory.
St. Kitts and SKELEC is poised to be regional leader in renewable energy through the construction of the Caribbean's Largest Solar Generation and Storage System which broke ground in December 2020. The landmark solar generation and storage project will provide between 30-35% of St. Kitts baseload energy needs for the next 20-25 years while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by more than 740,000 metric tons.
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