2016 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum

InterContinental Miami
  Miami, Florida
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CREF Highlights

500 Delegates, 50 Countries … and Counting!


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

CREF 2015 gathered close to 500 delegates from 41 countries. 21 Caribbean countries were represented either by their government or by their utility, or in many instances, by both.

Today, the price of oil is recovering and the future of Petrocaribe is in the balance. Energy security is top of the political agenda region-wide. Meanwhile governments have returned from Paris with national commitments to reduce emissions and with the promise of substantial international funding to support those objectives.

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 2016 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.

Join us at CREF 2016 in Miami for the Caribbean energy event of the year.

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.

  • New! 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 will be given the option to purchase the report during the registration process.

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

    Through the CREF app, event attendees are currently:
    - messaging other CREF participants and making one-on-one meetings
    - viewing the agenda & creating a personalized CREF schedule
    - contacting event sponsors and partners

    The CREF app will also enable all attendees to participate in live polling and to submit questions to session moderators.

    Register for CREF to start networking today!




InterContinental Miami

100 Chopin Plaza


Market News

  • Suriname to invest US$1.287 billion in energy and infrastructure

    While still in recovery from a deep balance of payment crisis in 2015, Suriname will now receive a US$1.8 billion soft loan from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and invest $1.287 billion to finance a series of more than 40 projects in energy and infrastructure. As part […]

  • Winds of change slow to reach Caribbean's renewable energy landscape

    A paper published in the current issue of the journal Energy Policy examines the causes behind the slow pace of renewable energy development in the Caribbean. Harrie Vredenburg and colleagues surveyed 36 political jurisdictions in the Caribbean to assess factors that promote and restrict initiatives for greener energy generation. One […]

  • Caribbean islands receive training on climate-friendly cooling

    Workshops hosted by the CARICOM Secretariat, in collaboration with  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), are making an effort to reduce the amount of energy used in the Caribbean cooling sector. Dual training programs attracted over 50 policymakers and financial and private sector representatives from 15 Caribbean islands for […]