With a target of 70 percent renewable energy by 2037, the Cayman Islands is seeking to build climate resilience by purchasing clean energy for its electricity supply.
The country established its first utility-scale solar project in 2017 through a power purchase agreement with renewable energy generated from the Bodden Town Solar Farm.
Generates a total of
5 megawatts (AC)
21,690 solar panels
Located in Bodden Town,
Operational since July 2017
In December 2018, BMR Energy acquired the Bodden Town Solar Farm and began managing and improving the facilities daily operations resulting in increased output.
- Supplies sufficient power to Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd. to serve 1,800 homes in the Cayman Islands.
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 7,900 tons of CO2 per year.
- Serves as the country’s only utility-scale solar project, providing renewable energy to the grid’s peak load of 110 MW.
- Sited on a reclaimed former rock quarry, generating clean energy without impacting undisturbed land.
The original developers of the Bodden Town Solar facility sought to exit the Caribbean market once the plant entered service. BMR seized the opportunity to establish operations in the Cayman Islands, expanding the footprint of its business and positioning itself for further growth in this important market.
As the only existing utility-scale project, there is potential to expand the project to generate more renewable energy for the island. Under BMR’s ownership, operations have improved and power generation has increased by over 10% from prior levels.
Beyond the Project
BMR is committed to going beyond energy development and promoting thriving, sustainable communities.
In the Bodden Town area, BMR will create employment opportunities by recruiting local residents to maintain and operate the facility.