Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum


InterContinental Miami
  Miami, Florida
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CREF Highlights

275 Delegates, 35 Countries … and Counting!

Overview

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

  • CREF Networking App Now Live!

    We’re excited to announce that the CREF event app is now live! Once CREF attendees complete registration, the app is free to download and allows for a head-start on CREF networking and one-on-one meetings. The app will allow attendees to:  – Create a person profile and view […]

  • 275 Delegates, 35 Countries ... and Counting!

    Four weeks until the Caribbean energy market gathers in Miami for CREF 2016! As we enter our busiest registration season, over 275 delegates from 35 countries are already confirmed for CREF 2016. Included in that number are senior government officials – including many government ministers – from 20 Caribbean countries and the […]

Speakers

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    Antonio Barbalho

    The World Bank
    Practice Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean, Energy and Extractives Global Practice

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    G. Robert Blanchard

    WRB Enterprises
    Chairman

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    Hon. Darcy Boyce

    Office of the Prime Minister - Barbados
    Minister of State

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    Sylvester Clauzel

    Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science & Technology of St. Lucia
    Permanent Secretary

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    GRENLEC
    General Manager

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    Ellsworth Dacon

    Ministry of National Security, Air & Seaport Development - St. Vincent & the Grenadines
    Director, Energy Unit

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    Hon. Ian Douglas

    Ministry of Trade, Energy and Employment, Government of Dominica
    Minister

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    Wesley R. Edens

    Fortress Investment Group
    Founder and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors

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    Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster

    InterEnergy Holdings
    Chairman and CEO

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    Rep. Chris Lee

    State of Hawaii
    Chairman, House Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection

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    Eddinton Powell

    FortisTCI Limited
    President and CEO

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    Kelly Tomblin

    Jamaica Public Service Co.
    President & CEO

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    Peter Williams

    Emera Caribbean
    Managing Director

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    Tessa Williams-Robertson

    Caribbean Development Bank
    Head, Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Unit

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    Dr. Hon. Andrew Wheatley

    Ministry of Science, Energy & Technology, Government of Jamaica
    Minister of Science

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    Doug Hewson

    Portland Private Equity
    Managing Partner

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    Ian Patches Liburd

    Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Post Urban Development and Transport - St. Kitts
    Minister

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    Julio Rhymer

    Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority
    Executive Director

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    Lynn Tabernacki

    Overseas Private Investment Corporation
    Managing Director; Renewable and Clean Energy Group

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    Tonci Bakovic

    International Finance Corporation
    Chief Energy Specialist

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    Troy Liburd

    Ministry of Communications, Public Works, Public Utilities, Posts, Physical Planning, Natural Resources, and Environment - Nevis
    Minister

Venue

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InterContinental Miami

100 Chopin Plaza
Miami
Florida

Sponsors

Market News

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    Grenada is urging world leaders and the leaders of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to contribute more funds to fill the gap needed to reach the targets of the SDGs. Foreign Affairs Minister Elvin Nimrod explained three structural problems that inhibit climate action for Caribbean and the Pacific, nations that […]

  • China-Cuba look to further renewable energy cooperation

    Assistance from China will be a key factor in the development of renewable energy in Cuba. A recent visit by China’s Premier Li Keqiang comes at a time when Cuba’s other major ally, Venezuela, has had to cut back on assistance due to domestic problems. Thus China is […]

  • Renewable energy project improving lives of Jamaica residents

    A 36 MW wind farm in Potsdam, St. Elizabeth, is helping to diversify the country’s energy matrix and ease dependence on fossil fuels. The Blue Mountain Renewables (BMR) plant is assisting community schools and local farmers who are affected during the construction phase; additionally, the plant is expected to […]