Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum

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  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

  • Trailblazers Havana Energy and Engage Cuba Confirm for CREF

    The organizers of the CREF are pleased to announce the participation of Andrew MacDonald, Director of Havana Energy and CEO of Biopower S.A., Havana Energy’s joint venture with the Government of Cuba. Joining Mr. MacDonald on stage to explore investment opportunities in the Cuban energy sector will be […]

  • Bardot Ocean announces lead sponsorship for CREF 2016

    Bardot Ocean, a subsidiary of French industrial conglomerate, the Bardot Group, has announced that it will lead sponsor CREF 2016. Bardot’s sponsorship reflects their belief that OTEC in general is market-ready and primed for commercialization in the Caribbean. Bardot will be showcasing their proprietary OTEC technology for isolated […]

  • 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 […]




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Market News

  • Dominica is CARICOM forerunner in renewable energy use, latest ECLAC report reveals

    Outcomes from a report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) show Dominica as the CARICOM member that consumes the largest portion of its energy from renewable sources. The 2008 global financial crisis, and its aftershocks, incentivized the Caribbean island to pursue sustainable energy strategies that […]

  • T&T gov gets $300m loan from CAF

      As part of a plan to bolster tax revenue and cushion reductions of subsidies, the Development Bank of Latin America or Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF) will provide a grant of US$300 million to Trinidad and Tobago. Falling energy prices have had a negative impact on the country […]

  • Cuban-Venezuelan oil refinery at Cienfuegos to be partially shut

    Closures at the Cuban-Venezuelan Cienfuegos oil refinery will mean cuts in electricity and fuel for Cuban residents, in the second half of 2016. The 65,000 barrels-per-day refinery will be partially shut for 120 days this year due to maintenance; it is currently running at its minimum […]