The Grenada Electricity Services (GRENLEC) has announced the appointment of a new General Manager. He is Collin Cover, who takes up the position in August.
Cover has served as General Manager of Dominica Electricity Services (DOMLEC) for the past five years and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Company with over 35 years of experience in the industry.
His appointment comes just weeks after Chairman of the Board, Robert Blanchard, announced that, WRB Enterprises had no further interest in disposing of its shares in GRENLEC but, rather, would embark on an ownership restructuring in conjunction with a new venture it is launching.
Blanchard, in welcoming Cover to GRENLEC, stated: “I enjoyed working with Colin during WRB’s involvement with DOMLEC and we are happy to have him back with the company. His extensive experience will be a major plus for the Company in view of the fact that he has overseen tremendous improvements in service levels and efficiencies at DOMLEC over the past few years and has led that Company into a new regulatory regime.
“We are confident that he will be a great asset to GRENLEC and look forward to having him lead the charge, especially as it relates to our renewable energy projects, in which we are investing heavily and which will benefit the entire country”, he added.
Cover, who also worked for several years in senior positions at the Grand Bahama Power Company, will be responsible for the achievement of the strategic, operational and financial goals and objectives of GRENLEC, among other responsibilities.
Jamaican-born Cover holds a Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering) from the University of the West Indies and is looking forward to his new assignment.
He says: “This undertaking will enable me to apply the skills I have acquired throughout my career and I am excited about the work ahead with the skilled team at GRENLEC. I am especially looking forward to continuing and enhancing the great strides the Company has already made with its renewable energy projects.”
Cover replaces former General Manager, Vernon Lawrence, who retired in 2012.
Since then Chief Engineer, Clive Hosten, has acted as Interim Chief Executive Officer.