The ministry and LCEC
are hoping that by 2020, 12 percent of Lebanon's energy will be renewable and generated through wind farms.
While other sources close to the project had expected BRSS's next phase to be officially announced before the end of 2017, the LCEC
employee said that there were currently no plans to push ahead with the extension.
However, the LCEC
identified several areas for improvement, including:
will hold the selection process at a later stage.
While the energy ministry, through the work of LCEC
, strived to develop policy support actions, capacity building activities and awareness raising campaigns, the private sector was developing capacities, establishing companies and looking for investments.
While there may not be towns or villages in the forest near the northeastern corner of Lebanon near the border to take into consideration, mitigating the environmental impact is a high priority for Khoury and the LCEC
, which oversaw the tender process that granted the three contracts.
Khoury says the LCEC
has begun planning for the next phase but is currently focused on designing a 1 megawatt solar farm to be built at the Zahrani oil installations south of Beirut.
Award of Distinction: Florida SouthWestern State College and Studio FSW for The ABC's of ESC to FSW; Priority Marketing and Conservancy of Southwest Florida for Conservancy of Southwest Florida Pelican Injury Prevention Campaign; LCEC
Public Relations and HUB Project Team for Creating a HUB for Employee Morale; CONRIC PR & Marketing for Lee County Bar Association; Samantha Scott, APR and Lisa Davanzo for The Grand Opening of Six Bends; Samantha Scott, APR and Lisa Davanzo for Six Bends Grand Opening Week; Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida - Communications & Development Department for Goodwill Celebrates 10,000 Likes; Lee B.
Recognized for Excellence in Customer Service this year was the Energy Trust of Oregon for its rollout of customized home energy calculators for each of its four utility companies; Sacramento Municipal Utility District for its launch of a full series of residential and commercial energy applications; and LCEC
for outstanding usage of a new bill analysis program in its call center.
Funding permitting, the pilot project would create greening projects on a 5,000 square meter plot donated by the LCEC
on the Badawi side, and an equivalent space in smaller "pocket parks" in the much-denser Burj Hammoud and Naba'a areas.
The ministry of energy, together with the LCEC
and other stakeholders, are now preparing the policy for the period 2016 -- 2020 -- one policy dedicated to energy efficiency and the other specific to renewable energy.
Customers comprise a wide range of energy utilities such as American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), Entergy (NYSE: ETR), FPL (NYSE: FPL), TVA, LCEC
and Jackson EMC.