Guyana’s hydro-power initiatives boosted with Germany’s engineer & equipment

REETA’s Representative Mr. Ken Aldonza (second from right) handing over the equipment to GEA’s CEO, Dr. Mahender Sharma. Standing at extreme left is Mr. Tobias Dertman

The Guyana Energy Agency recently benefited from two ‘Ground Water loggers’ equipment which will aid in the measuring and recording of ground/surface water levels and temperature at potential Hydropower sites in Guyana.

Information made available through the Agency stated that the equipment was received under the Germany funded project; Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance (REETA), through the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).

REETA has also facilitated German Hydro-power Engineer Tobias Dertman, who will be in Guyana for two years to lend his expertise towards hydropower development in Guyana.

The presence of the German expert falls under the goals of the REETA project, which is to provide training to regional establishments, with the aim of aiding the development of their institutional structures and networking with other institutions.

The REETA Project is headed by Dr. Andreas Taeuber, who is based at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. It is aimed at supporting the institutional structure for the promotion of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) in the Caribbean, as well as strengthening the ability of the Energy-Unit of CARICOM Secretariat, to carry out its coordinating role.