Awards Ceremony Given The News
New developments in renewable energy are taking place at LUCELEC.
General manager Trevor Louisyannounced these new investments while addressing the company’s awards ceremony last Friday.
He said: “On the renewable energy front we’ve been working on developing a Request for Proposals for a three megawatt utility scale solar PV farm. This will be launched in the coming weeks. The plan is to commission the first 1 MW, covering approximately five acres of land, by the end of 2015.
Additionally, LUCELEC and a reputable and experienced wind farm developer based in the USA have signed an agreement to jointly undertake feasibility studies towards the development of a 12 MW wind farm, Louisy said.
The announced capped a night in which the company honoured some of its most outstanding workers. Moses Montoute of its Transmission and Distribution Department was named 2014 LUCELEC “Employee of the Year”.
Montoute, who joined the company in August 2012, is no stranger to the LUCELEC winning circle having been recognized multiple times as an “Employee of the Quarter”.
The LUCELEC Awards Committee broadened the scope of this year’s awards, recognizing a “Technical Supervisor of the Year” in Keithson Charles of the Transmission and Distribution Department as well as “Administrative Supervisor of the Year” VillianDolcy of the Customer Services Department.
Charles is based in Vieux-Fort and has been employed with the company since September 2000. Dolcy has been employed with LUCELEC for 16 years, having joined the company in December 1998.
LUCELEC also recognized two 2014 “Departments of the Year”. The “Small Department of the Year” went to the Corporate Communications Department and the “Large Department of the Year” was awarded to the Finance and Accounts Department.
The major awards were part of the annual LUCELEC Staff Appreciation Ceremony which was held last Friday.
Special Achievement Awards were presented to Cornphia Simon, Alfred Prospere, Barnett George, Dayne Alexander, Ormond Reece and Randolph Daniel for going above and beyond their duties.
Additionally, a new category of awards in recognition of the company’s core values of accountability, excellence, caring and ethics were handed out to 18 employees whose work embodied each or all of these values.
Six retirees who ended their employment with LUCELEC in 2014 – Anthony St Marthe, Gabriel James, Gregory Chandler, Claudius Maynard, Christine Williams and Anthony Etienne – were also presented with a Retirees Award.
The LUCELEC Staff Appreciation Ceremony was held at the Company’s Cul De Sac facility under the theme, “There is Power in Connecting with Each Other.” It is one of the ways that LUCELEC seeks to reward and recognise its employees for excellent work.