2017 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum

JW Marriott Marquis
  Miami, Florida
New Energy News

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CREF Highlights

500+ delegates from 50+ countries attended CREF 2016!


CREF 2017, the largest annual gathering of the Caribbean energy market, will take place at the JW Marriott Marquis, Miami, from October 18th-20th.

The numbers speak for themselves: 500 attendees from 50 countries attended CREF 2016. Over 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 emerging role of natural gas in the Caribbean, 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

  • 2017 CREF-Castalia Index Renewable Island Index & Marketplace

    All CREF 2017 attendees will have full access to the annual CREF-Castalia Renewable Island Index & Marketplace. The Index, prepared annually by Castalia, measures the readiness of each jurisdiction to develop and implement renewable energy projects. The Project Marketplace is a current 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 and Clean Horizon, the leading energy storage consultancy, have announced a strategic partnership to produce the 2nd Caribbean Energy Storage Report which will identify and quantify the potential for storage in the Caribbean. The report will form the basis for an Energy Storage Stakeholder Workshop at CREF 2017. Taking place over the course of half a day the Workshop will gather utilities, governments and storage developers to explore case-studies, unearth opportunities, and analyze trends in technologies and financial models.

  • Welcoming Back Sponsors for CREF 2017!

    New Energy Events is delighted to welcome back to CREF 2017 many of our senior sponsors, most of whom are perennial partners of the conference. Among this number are WRB Energy, BMR Energy, The Government of Canada, the Atlantic Canada Provinces and Eagle LNG. We look forward to working with all our sponsors to showcase brand and expertise into the spotlight at the largest energy event in the region.


We are currently accepting speaker submissions for 2017.



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