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PSC addresses issue of whether or not Amaila Falls Hydro Project will produce sufficient energy

shot0002The issue of whether or not the Amaila Falls Hydro project may be enough to meet this country’s ever-growing energy needs was addressed at a Private Sector Commission press conference recently.

Officials of the Private Sector body acknowledged that the 105 megawatts the project is expected to deliver may not be enough for Guyana’s power needs and said that it may be necessary for other sites to be developed to meet any shortfall.

One of the burning questions by the opposition is whether the project which is expected to eventually cost more than this country’s National budget in any one year is feasible, since expected demand for power may actually exceed what Amaila is expected to deliver.

The Bill which would have cleared the way for aspects of the Amaila projects to proceed was shot down by the combined opposition because they say they are not convinced that the Government can show its feasibility. The AFC has also said it is waiting for the IDB which is one of the funders of the project, to pronounce on its feasibility.

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