David Estwick and CHIRP
On June 16, 2013 BU highlighted a presentation by Minister David Estwick – Sugar Cane Production: A Race Against the Clock – in which he laid out government’s strategic plan for restructuring the sugar cane industry. Part of the plan (at the time) was to diversify the sugar cane to generate power and reduce the fuel bill by 150 million dollars. Is is over three years since the proposed Cane Industry Restructuring Project (CIRP) was floated by Estwick.
BU is curious if the CHIRP project, designed to generate significant megawatts to feed the national grid, how does this comport with what is being proposed by the Cahill project. The Cahill waste to energy plant debate has sucked the attention from several other projects government has proposed.
Here is a snippet extracted from the ‘Review of Memorandum of Understanding with Inter Sugar Partnership Limited’ document.