With this project, GRENLEC seized another opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our disadvantaged youthful population. After completion of refurbishment of the building to house the facility, the Emergency Shelter for Girls was handed over on August 7, 2009.
“The protection and empowerment of our young people is an area of emphasis for GRENLEC because we have identified a significant responsibility to care for youth. Over the years, we have sought to make a difference in our communities by supporting projects such as the construction of the Bel Air Home. We have already approved funding for an initiative to expand the Queen Elizabeth Home for children, in Tempe. These facilities, like this shelter, are critical aspects of the infrastructure to care for our country's most precious resource, our people”. With these words, GRENLEC’s Chief Engineer, Mr. Clive Hosten presented the Key for the Emergency Shelter for Girls, to the Chairperson of the Child Welfare Authority, Ms. Leslie-Ann Seon.
In his remarks, Minister for Social Development, Mr. Sylvester Quarless praised GRENLEC’s partnership with government and NGOs to safeguard vulnerable populations. Following the handing over of the key, Lady Norma Glean cut the ribbon and declared the Shelter officially opened.
GRENLEC funded the refurbishment project, to the tune of $300,000, as part of its commitment to invest in community development.
Electrical Installation Technology Award
GRENLEC initiated this award and has recognized the most outstanding student in Electrical Installation Technology for years as we did once again this year. The student is presented with the award at their annual graduation and this year, Joshua … topped the department. We are delighted to be given the opportunity to congratulate these students for their hard work and dedication throughout their tenure at T.A Marryshow Community College. We commend them and urge upcoming students to aim to perform at their best.
Hillsborough Secondary School’s Computer Lab
In 2004, GRENLEC made a contribution to the Hillsborough Secondary School of a new computer lab. The lab serves to train students of forms three to five for CXC exams in Information Technology.
TAMCC New Modern Language Communications Lab
T.A. Marryshow Community College benefited from an upgrade to a technologically advanced lab for modern language and communications, proudly donated by GRENLEC in 2006. This project introduced thirty- seven computers, a server, two projectors, other audio-visual equipment and accessories. The upgrade of the lab facilitated the long awaited start of four new languages, namely, Chinese, Portuguese, German and Italian.
Grenada Community Development Agency (GRENCODA) is a rural based, non-profit,non-governmental organisation. GRENCODAmandate includescommunity development, education, training, small enterprise/ entrepreneurial development, institutional strengthening, advocacy and communication. GRENLEC provides support for GRENCODA's Student Assistance Program (SAP). The programme assists vulnerablefamilies by providing books, uniforms and transportation allowance for children to attend school.
GRENLEC Assures Customers of Consistent Power Supply in the Aftermath of a Fire at its Power Plant
Monday, 8th June, 2009: The Grenada Electricity Services Ltd (GRENLEC) is assuring customers of our ability to meet the demand for power following a fire at our Queen’s Park generation plant on Sunday. A mandatory shutdown of the power station was initiated which resulted in a nation-wide outage.
The fire which started just after midday was quickly contained by the Fire Department. Although investigations are continuing to ascertain the cause, we can confirm that the damage was limited to one of our large engines.
We are extremely pleased that we were able to restore power to the General Hospital and the Town of St. George within an hour and a half and to all customers within three hours of the outage.
Responding to fears that there may be further interruptions, GRENLEC’s Chief Engineer, Mr. Clive Hosten has reiterated that the Company’s infrastructure is able to adequately provide for the electricity needs of the entire nation. He noted that even with the minimal decrease in capacity, reserves are still well above the peak demand.
We again extend our apologies to the general public for the inconvenience, and encourage customers to contact us with any concerns or questions they may have about the incident. Despite the inconvenience, many of our customers took the time to call to express concern for the safety of our staff and to commend the team for the quick restoration of service.
GRENLEC would like to publicly thank our Fire Department for their prompt response to our call. They were on the scene within minutes of our call and had the fire under control in a very short time.
This emergency has left us with a reflection of the positive results that can be achieved through team work. Our team on duty and many other staff members, who turned out to help, allowed us to achieve an effective emergency response and we commend them.
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