Public Consultation: Impacts of a Wind Energy Facility PDF Print E-mail


You are invited to a Public Consultation discussing Policy Guidelines, Gap Analysis, along with Economic and Environmental Impacts of a Wind Energy Facility.
When: Nov 23, 2020 06:00 PM La Paz
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Project Opportunities PDF Print E-mail

Ministry of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Opportunities!

Invitation to Bid: To supply and install Energy Efficient interventions at fourteen (14) Public Buildings across Barbados.

Request for Expression of Interest: To provide oversight of the work of the Contractor(s) responsible for the contract to Supply and Install Energy Efficiency Interventions on 14 Government Buildings (Works Contractor) ensuring that the standards in the contract are implemented at the time of installation and commissioning.

More Information can be found here.

Assessment of the Market Variables, Technology and Enabling Environment for Sustainable Domestic Water Heating PDF Print E-mail

Terms of Reference for Assessment of the Market Variables, Technology and Enabling Environment for Sustainable Domestic Water Heating in Barbados.

Synopsis: Since 2010 local manufactures have indicated that sales have declined significantly and the long-term outlook of the sale of the current flat panel technology is questionable in the current environment. At the national level the Government of Barbados is in the process of developing a Sustainable Energy policy which seeks to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels via the deployment of technologies which are proven, financially viable and economically beneficial. The Government of Barbados therefore wishes to conduct tiered consultancy which provides a comprehensive analysis of the industry and subsequently informs a policy-based approach to water heating.

Characteristics of the Consultancy:

  • Consultancy Category & Modality: Individual or Firm;
  • Contract Duration: 6 months
  • Place(s) of work: Barbados
  • Language: The consultant must be fluent in English.

See full Terms of Reference here: icon Assessment of the Market Variables, Technology and Enabling Environment for Sustainable Domestic Wat (241.17 kB)

Barbados Economic Report Energy Chapter 2017 PDF Print E-mail


The total amount of product available for 2018 consists of 2.53 million barrels (bbls) of crude oil and 5,055,120 thousand cubic feet (mcf) of gas. These figures represent the reserves at December 31st, 2017 as reported by Barbados National Oil Company Limited (BNOCL). This represents an increase over 2016 reserves of thirty-two (32.0%) percent in the case of crude oil which stood at 1.91 million and thirty-five (35.0%) percent in the case of natural gas which stood at 3,292,000 mcf. The products extracted during the year came from existing wells including those drilled in 2005, commissioned in 2006 and brought on stream in 2009. Of the wells drilled in 2012, three (3) have been commercialized to help boost production as well as sand control operations. The drilling programme which commenced in December 2015 was completed in 2016 and five of these wells were also brought online.

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Located in the Trinity Business Center in Country Road, St. Michael, the Energy Division was established in 1978, in the Ministry of Trade, on the advice of technical assistance experts from the Overseas Development Administration of the U.K.

A geologist, seconded from the Ministry of Agriculture, was the first full-time employee of the Division which was previously staffed by one part-time employee, the Director of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Since 1978, the Division has expanded into an organization responsible for oil and gas, alternative energy and energy conservation (having amalgamated with the Energy Conservation Unit). The Division also provides geological and earth science services to other Government departments, as well as to the private sector.

The Division is charged with the mandate of monitoring petroleum price movements; liaising with the CariCom Secretariat and OLADE on regional energy issues; preparing Cabinet Papers, briefs, speeches, position papers and comments on energy, geological and earth science-related matters; so that the functioning of an efficient, reliable sector may be ensured.

The Energy Division is comprised of an Administrative Unit, the Legal & Regulatory Unit, the Natural Resources Department, the Renewable Energy & Energy Conservation Unit and the Research & Planning Unit.


Energy Tip!

Use a covered kettle to boil water; its faster and uses less energy.






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