Wind Farm Limited (WWF) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Petroleum
Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and was incorporated on April 12, 2000
with objectives to own, develop, construct and operate wind farms and
similar renewable energy systems to harness energy for commercial production
and to generate electricity for sale to customers.
wind Farm has been constructed with wind turbines supplied by NEG Micon
a Danish /Dutch wind turbine manufacture now merged with Vestas Wind
capacity output from the wind farm is 20.7 MW, however Wigton Wind Farm
Limited expects to supply the Jamaica Public service company (JPSCo)
7MW on average.
farm consists of twenty –three (23) 900kW wind turbines of the
type NEG-Micon 900/52.
Objectives of the Wigton Wind Farm
· Implementation of provisions of the Jamaica Energy Sector Policy
regarding renewable energy resources.
· Diversification of Jamaica’s energy mix.
· Utilization of indigenous (sustainable) energy resources, especially
the abundant supply of wind on the island.
· Technology transfer to Jamaica resulting in eventual local
expertise and experience with a large-scale wind energy project.
· Emissions reduction
· Environmentally friendly use of mined land.
· Tangible and affirmative action from Jamaica as a signatory
of the united Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC),
regarding the reduction of greenhouse gasses.
· Educational and research spin-off for the University of the
West Indies (UWI), University of Technology (UTECH) and the Scientific
Research Council (SRC).