After four decades of little or not growth, the Jamaican economy is expected to grow at 1-2% over the medium term. The country is confronted by serious social issues that predominantly affect youth, such as high levels of crime and violence and high unemployment.
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Barge-mounted diesel generators (BMDs)
can represent a useful addition to the array of power
generation technologies suitable for developing countries.
Where they h... Show More +ave been adopted, BMDs have proved highly
successful and a relatively low-cost option with low risks
for the operator. They are appropriate only for certain
circumstances, however. This note introduced BMD generation
by describing the technology, explaining why it may or may
not be an attractive option, and highlighting cases in which
it is likely to be a strong rival to more usual
alternatives. Some experience with BMDs in developing
countries is also reviewed. Show Less -