Mr. Ebanks said he would take up the role of the new managing director of the regulatory body on 1 May.
He replaces the late Philip Thomas, who passed away in September last year. Louis Boucher is currently the acting managing director of the Electricity Regulatory Authority.
Mr. Ebanks also chairs a new committee, along with government backbencher Cline Glidden, owner of an alternative energy home Jim Knapp and member of the Electricity Regulatory Authority Michael Herland, tasked with preparing for the introduction of a programme to provide solar power to 1,500 homes in Cayman.
The renewable energy programme will cost $15 million, Mr. Bush said, an amount he would seek in the next budget.
Mr. Bush announced Mr. Ebanks’ appointment at a press conference Tuesday at which he also announced that a draft national energy policy had been drawn up.
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