From 1989-2001, Mr. McKenzie
served as Assistant General Manager at BEC where his responsibilities included:
- Managing an annual planning budget of $15 to $25 million
per year, including the planning and design of schemes to provide electrical
supplies infrastructure and the development of specifications and order
of electrical plant and equipment.
- Managing Feasibility Study for Family Island Electrification
resulting in electrification of all the major Family Island in the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas at a cost of $46miilion.
- Managing Lease Cost Generation expansion feasibility studies
on the island of New Providence resulting in the installation of 124 megawatts
of electrical generating plant and electrical power transmission at cost
of $235 million.
- Managing and approving the plans, the planning and design
of electrical infrastructure of housing and industrial estates in New Providence
and the Family Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
- Managing Demand Side Management feasiblility study at cost
of $500K, resulting in energy audits and savings calculated at $500K per
annum when fully implemented.
- Managing Marginal Cost Tariff Pricing Feasibility to determine
the correct and fair allotment of tariffs to the customers of the Bahamas
- Managing the planning and design and the order of plant
and equipment for the electrical infrastructure to supply the Sun International
Resort Phases 1and 2, the Crystal Palace and Casino Resort and the Emerald
Bay Resort Complexes.
- Attending and participating in Conferences and Seminars
on Renewable Energy. Advising the appropriate Bahamas Government Agencies
on Renewable and Sustainable Energy policies and benefits of such policies
- Managing the local office of the Caribbean Energy Information
Service, the headquarters of which is in Jamaica.
From 2001-2003, Mr. McKenzie
served in the capacity of Deputy General Manager of the Bahamas Electricity
Corporation and as Acting General Manager when the General Manager was not
is on the Church Board of Directors and enjoys walking, reading, light trucks
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Edward McKenzie has over forty years experience in
the Electrical Power Industry, from trainee to craftsman to engineer to senior
manager and to executive manager and has worked in several capacities with
the Bahamas Electricity Corporation. Having obtained a Higher National Diploma
in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Kingston-Upon-Thames Polytechnic
School in the United Kingdom in 1976, Mr.
McKenzie returned to The Bahamas
to take up the position of Staff Engineer in Protection at the Bahamas Electricity
Corporation (BEC). Two years later, he was appointed Protection Engineer and
thereafter Senior Operations Engineer.
In 1986 Mr. McKenzie
obtained a Certificate in Senior Management from the Henley School of Management,
United Kingdom and took up the position of Chief Distribution Engineer, where
his responsibilities included the management of the operation and maintenance
of the New Providence electrical distribution and supply system and the planning
of developments to ensure the safe, reliable and cost effective supply of
electrical power to the customers of BEC.