Thursday, July 21, 2016

greener energy for a brighter future

Roatan Electric Company (known popularly by its acronym RECO) is making a gigantic investment in Roatan's energy future. The company is currently constructing a new plant that will use much cleaner-burning natural gas to replace existing infrastructure that utilizes the dirtier fossil fuel diesel. While still far from the ideal of being 100% green, RECO's commendable, forward-looking move to cleaner natural gas is a huge leap in the right direction. This past week the massive tanks that will store the natural gas were delivered to the construction site (the security guards I chatted with said they were manufactured in Texas). The new tank farm being installed next to RECO's existing plant is quite impressive to observe. We islanders hope the move to natural gas-generated electricity will also result in lower utility rates, which currently are some of the highest in the entire Caribbean basin. I took these photos of the interesting project with my phone's camera this afternoon.

Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

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