Companies in Seychelles aim to cut use of fossil fuels in new initiative

More than two dozen executives from Seychelles whose companies spend heavily on energy produced from imported fossil fuels have joined state officials to launch a project aimed at cutting their power bills by 30 percent.

Thirty company executives and engineers said they welcomed the European Union-funded drive to cut back on petroleum-base energy, adding that energy savings will boost their production and capacity to hire more workers.

The principal officer at the Seychelles Energy Commission, Cynthia Alexander, said on Friday that “the Indian Ocean Commission led project is to help identify how firms can save some of the electrical energy they spend on refrigeration and air conditioning.”

Alexander said that “consultants and technical experts will be recruited to carry out energy audits in the commercial sector,” an exercise which Alexander adds is “expensive and where it is quite a challenge to get skilled persons to undertake….
Source: Seychelles News Agency