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GEA customers to have the chance to sell their own electricity to the network

  • The government introduced a bill last week so that people can feed-in electricity which is produced at home from renewable sources

Customers of the Gibraltar Electricity Authority are to have the opportunity to produce electricity as well as consume it.

The government introduced a bill last week so that people can feed-in electricity which is produced at home from renewable sources, a pioneering measure which would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.

GEA customers who install renewable energy micro-generation equipment into their homes will be able to enter into a feed-in agreement with the company which will mean that all units of electricity fed into the network will be credited to their electricity bills.

This new move will not only produce savings to the consumer but will also reduce Gibraltar's emissions and carbon footprint. A new gas-fired power station is also due to be built next year and other initiatives are planned to change the nature of power generation towards a cleaner, healthier future.