September 2, 2020 | by BMR Energy

Clean energy. Delivered. That’s our motto.

While 2020 has been a challenging year, there’s no doubt that our team of local energy professionals has allowed BMR to continue seamlessly delivering clean energy to our customers. We’re proud to have such a dedicated, talented crew spearheading the daily operations of our solar and wind facilities and helping us provide reliable, renewable energy to our Caribbean and Latin American communities. Meet the experts behind BMR’s clean power!


What is your name and title?
I’m Cassanova Brown and I’m an electrical manager for BMR’s Jamaica Wind Limited.

Where are you based?

Tell us about your role at BMR Energy.
As the electrical manager, I have overall responsibility for overseeing, monitoring and managing the maintenance and repairs of all electrical systems at the electrical substation for the wind project.

In my role, I interface with The Jamaica Public Service Co., the electric utility, to plan and coordinate maintenance around potential outages and annual testing of revenue meters for billing. I also manage contractors to perform routine, planned and emergency services and organize BMR’s disaster preparedness and emergency response plan.

How long have you worked in the clean energy industry?
I have been working in the clean energy industry for 4 years.

How has COVID-19 affected your work day? What has been the most important takeaway or lesson for you during this time?
There has been no major impact on my work day. My work schedule has been adjusted to allow me to work from home every other week and I can monitor the site remotely.

The most important lesson for me during this time is the need to be always mindful that there are certain things that are beyond our control. We have to learn to adapt and be willing to make changes as necessary when these events occur, in order to survive.

What is your outlook on the Caribbean/Latin American renewable energy industry in the next 5 years?
As far as the Caribbean is concerned, it seems the outlook is quite bright. I had the opportunity to attend the CARILEC Conference in 2019 and I was able to sense the level of urgency and the big push to increase renewables in most of the Caribbean states. For example, Curacao presently generates 34% of its electrical needs via renewables and plans to be at 100% by the year 2033.