Signing of Completion Document for La Gracia Smart Off Grid System
Today marked a historic day in Belize as the completion document for the La Gracia Smart off grid system was signed. It was signed by acting Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities, Mr. Marcelino Choco and Owner of ZENNA AG Company. The witnesses to the signing was Mr. Deon Kelly and Ms. Nadja Presig from Solar Energy Solution Belize.
This signing marks the end of the La Gracia smart project which was a proof of concept for the Ministry’s Rural Electrification plans. The installation of the off grid system was successfully completed in May of 2017 and a one year pilot period was done to better understand the challenges of the system.
The system has proven that a rural community can be served by a standalone smart renewable energy system. The Ministry plans to pattern its future micro grid based on this concept.