It is estimated that the cost of electricity has doubled in Barbados since 2008. We are curious about the process of sourcing Bunker C to fuel Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) generators. How are the generators which use Bunker C integrated into the distribution of electricity to the benefit of the consumer? How has the price of Bunker C trended since 2008 and have Barbadians consumers benefited?
BU fully supports government’s strategy to diversify energy needs BUT in the migration process we should hold BL&P accountable. It is not lost on BU that BL&P appears to be playing a ‘leading’ role in the alternative energy debate. This makes BU very uncomfortable given an obvious vested interest. In this regard – is the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) a failed organization?