Wigton Wind Farm Ltd.


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    The following was gathered from the company's website on March 9, 2012:

    Wigton Wind Farm Limited (WWF) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and was incorporated on April 12, 2000 with objectives to own, develop, construct and operate wind farms and similar renewable energy systems to harness energy for commercial production and to generate electricity for sale to customers.

     
    The Wigton wind Farm has been constructed with wind turbines supplied by NEG Micon a Danish /Dutch wind turbine manufacture now merged with Vestas Wind Systems A/S.
     
    The estimated capacity output from the wind farm is 20.7 MW, however Wigton Wind Farm Limited expects to supply the Jamaica Public service company (JPSCo) 7MW on average.
     
    The wind farm consists of twenty –three (23) 900kW wind turbines of the type NEG-Micon 900/52.
     
    Objectives of the Wigton Wind Farm
     
    Primary Objectives
    · Implementation of provisions of the Jamaica Energy Sector Policy regarding renewable energy resources.
    · Diversification of Jamaica’s energy mix.
    · Utilization of indigenous (sustainable) energy resources, especially the abundant supply of wind on the island.
     
    Secondary Objectives
    · Technology transfer to Jamaica resulting in eventual local expertise and experience with a large-scale wind energy project.
    · Emissions reduction
     
    Tertiary Objectives
    · Environmentally friendly use of mined land.
    · Tangible and affirmative action from Jamaica as a signatory of the united Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), regarding the reduction of greenhouse gasses.
    · Educational and research spin-off for the University of the West Indies (UWI), University of Technology (UTECH) and the Scientific Research Council (SRC).