BMR Energy’s Community Impact

Invested for the Long-Term

Our Vision: Beyond the Project

BMR Energy is committed to improving the lives of people where we work. In addition to delivering clean, affordable and reliable energy to support their growing economies, we aim to create positive change at the community level. Our community impact initiatives span economic development, infrastructure upgrades, support for schools and community engagement.

Provided funding to 13 local Caribbean organizations
Sponsored programs and building upgrades at 11 schools
Employed locals for 90% of the Jamaica Wind Project’s labor workforce
Our company’s vision is to go beyond building energy infrastructure to enhancing the surrounding communities. From day one, we engage with local residents on project impact, and we remain within the community to collaborate on ongoing improvements that benefit daily lives now and foster future success. – Bruce Levy, CEO, BMR Energy
BMR is a shining example of how to be a good corporate citizen. You can do business and be a good corporate citizen. The two are not incompatible – Fayval Williams, Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Energy and Technology
We noticed pregnant women and children were walking along busy roads to reach a medical facility. This was an alarming safety concern, and we were determined to change this. – Pip Decker, SVP
We love showing students how to be local science stewards. Our Avian Monitoring program trains a cohort of students on field work and wildlife impacts. – Ava Tomlin, Regional Director Jamaica

Infrastructure Upgrades

In addition to providing reliable energy, we support upgrades to community infrastructure.

  • Upgraded pedestrian accessibility on public roads to improve safety in high-traffic areas
  • Constructed a potable water tank for a local community center
  • Renovated a therapy facility for the developmentally disabled
  • Donated new playground equipment to a local grade school

Community Engagement

We strive to be a good neighbor by regularly engaging with local community groups.

  • Sponsored a weekend baseball clinic for local youth, led by Jamaica-born MLB player, Justin Masterson
  • Donated a police vehicle to help local law enforcement combat agricultural theft at Jamaican farms
  • Hosted educational tours for school groups and political figures, including Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness
  • Delivered gifts and played games with children at hospitals and homeless shelters

School Support

We aim to expand academic opportunities and build awareness of renewable energy.

  • Employed local students to launch the Caribbean’s first ever Post Construction Avian Monitoring program
  • Donated school supplies and office equipment to local schools
  • Sponsored the Manchester High School/Charlie Fuller Track & Field Event and the Hampton School music program

Economic Development

We work to support communities by prioritizing professional opportunities for locals.

  • Employ local workforce for construction and maintenance support
  • Organized and supported professional development opportunities and meetings for local youth
  • Supported motivational speaker sessions for the Manning Boys Facility
  • Sponsored Jamaica’s Women in Energy Conference

Interested in learning how BMR Energy can help your community? Contact us

Download the BMR Community Impact Fact Sheet