2017 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum

JW Marriott Marquis
  Miami, Florida
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CREF Highlights

500+ delegates from 50+ countries attend CREF 2016!


CREF 2016, the largest annual gathering of the Caribbean energy market, took place at the InterContinental Miami from October 17th-19th.

Over 500 attendees from 50 countries attended this year's event. 20 + Caribbean countries were represented either by their government or by their utility, or in many instances, by both.

From utility scale to distributed generation, storage to smart grids, financing to regulation, energy efficiency to the role of gas as a complement to renewables, CREF is the primary meeting place for regional and international market participants. CREF is where knowledge meets need, projects meet finance, and where the Caribbean meets the global experience of developing renewables and diversifying national energy matrices.

Event Highlights

  • 2016 CREF-Castalia Index Renewable Island Index & Marketplace

    All attendees to CREF have access to the annual CREF-Castalia Renewable Island Index & Marketplace. The Index measures the readiness of each jurisdiction to develop and implement renewable energy projects. The Marketplace is a detailed database of renewable projects – both distributed and utility scale – in various stages of development. This is a unique and highly valuable resource and available only to CREF delegates.

  • CREF-Clean Horizon Caribbean Energy Storage Report

    New Energy Events has partnered with Clean Horizon to bring CREF attendees a major new report on Caribbean energy storage markets. The aim of the study is to identify and quantify the potential for energy storage in the Caribbean islands. Key business cases for energy storage are analyzed, including Guadeloupe, Barbados, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica.

    The report is available at a discounted rate for CREF attendees. You can purchase the report here - http://www.cleanhorizon.com/#reports

  • CREF Networking App Equals More Productivity - and More Meetings ...

    Through the CREF app, event attendees area able to:
    - messaging other CREF participants and making one-on-one meetings
    - viewing the agenda & creating a personalized CREF schedule
    - contacting event sponsors and partners
    - participate in live polls
    - submit questions directly to speakers during sessions
    - provide session feedback

    The CREF app is available for attendees to use for 12 months following the end of the event.




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