2016 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum

The InterContinental Miami
  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.




The InterContinental Miami

100 Chopin Plaza


Market News

  • CDB and IDB strengthen partnership

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen their ongoing partnership in addressing the Caribbean’s development priorities. Through the MOU, signed at the IDB’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. on February 21, 2017, both institutions […]

  • Cuba and South Korea commit to renewable energy

    South Korea will strengthen cooperation in the renewable energy sector with Cuba as part of a knowledge-sharing program for the Caribbean country, the South Korean finance ministry said today. In a South Korea-Cuba forum held in Seoul, the two countries discussed ways to encourage South Korean companies to […]

  • Jamaica to expand energy efficiency program

    An expanded energy efficiency and conservation project aimed at consolidating the implementation of the National Energy Policy 2009-2030 will be launched by Jamaica’s Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology this fiscal year. The project, which will be undertaken in partnership with the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, also aim […]