The La Brea Industrial Development Company Limited (LABIDCO) has donated a 3kW (kilowatt) solar photovoltaic (PV) system to La Brea resident, Cindy Williams—providing her with a reliable supply of electricity for the first time in 15 years.
Prior to the restrictions brought on by the Public Health Regulations, Williams, a single mother of nine, used her home to operate a registered pre-school for children within her community.
LABIDCO, whose operations is in La Brea, selected Williams for this initiative after confirmation that she was in legal possession of the land she currently occupies.
LABIDCO’s chairman, Conrad Enill, made a courtesy visit to Williams’ home last Sunday to observe the operation of the solar PV system.
During the visit, Enill, who is also chairman of LABIDCO’s parent company, the National Gas Company of T&T (NGC), spoke with Williams and indicated that the companies have re-engineered their CSR initiatives to focus on projects and initiatives that are aligned with the government’s goal of promoting a low carbon economy.
He reaffirmed LABIDCO’s support to the La Brea community and committed that there will be other similar initiatives in the future.
The solar system, which was recently installed by RESSCOTT’s Solar Energy Charitable Foundation, is capable of powering LED lights, washing machine, 32-inch TV, fan, and electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and laptops.
During the installation, La Brea residents who were recently trained in the installation of solar PV systems by LABIDCO’s sister company, National Energy Corporation of T&T (National Energy), were provided the opportunity for hands-on experience in installing the 3kW system on Williams home.
National Energy also donated five laptops to Williams to assist her children with their virtual schooling.