Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum

InterContinental Miami
  Miami, Florida
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CREF Highlights

Utility CEOs Confirm for Blue Ribbon Session at CREF 2016


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

  • Utility CEOs Confirm for Blue Ribbon Session at CREF 2016

    The price of oil may be off historic highs, but the pressure on Caribbean utility leaders remains intense. Juggling resource planning alongside nationally mandated INDCs, and contemplating a transition to gas and renewables, it’s a brave new world for the region’s suppliers of power. Against this backdrop the […]

  • St. Vincent's Geothermal Project in Spotlight at CREF 2016

    There’s a newcomer to the geothermal game in the Caribbean – and they’re making progress. Fast. St. Vincent & Grenadines is aggressively pushing to develop its geothermal resource and, even though few would describe this as a “race”, some have their money on SVG’s project to emerge at […]

  • Pre-CREF Utility Workshop Expanded to Full Day; Preliminary Line-Up Announced

    The annual Utility Workshop, a cornerstone of CREF’s offering to Caribbean utilities, has been expanded for 2016 to a full day. Taking place over the course of October 17th, topics will include the transition to utility 2.0, grid modernization, energy storage, advanced distributed generation strategies to reduce peakload […]




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