Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum

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  Miami, Florida

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Cuban Government Confirmed for CREF 2015


CREF 2015, the largest annual gathering of the Caribbean energy market, will take place from October 19th-21st at the InterContinental Miami.

CREF 2014 was a sell-out event with more than 450 delegates attending from over 40 countries. Governments and utilities from 21 Caribbean countries were represented. The high turnout speaks to CREF's track-record as the leading meeting-place for the regional energy market, and also to the extent of the opportunity to develop renewables across the Caribbean. Where once the focus was on the enabling environment, now attention is sharply focused on commercialization and implementation. If ever there was a time to engage in the Caribbean renewables market, it is now.

Event Highlights

  • Strong Jamaican Presence Confirmed for CREF 2015

    A strong Jamaican presence at CREF 2015 will be led by Minister Phillip Paulwell, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining. Joining Minister Paulwell will be Fitzroy Vidal, Director of Energy for the Government of Jamaica, Kelly Tomblin, CEO of JPSCo, and Earl Barrett, General Manager of Wigton Windfarm. Bruce Levy of BMR and Robert Blenker of WRB, the two other winning bidders on the recent Jamaican RFP for the purchase of renewable energy, are also confirmed for this year's event.

  • The Brattle Group to Lead Island Utility 2.0 Workshop at CREF 2015

    Bruce Tsuchida returns to CREF to lead a highly granular half day session on the implications of high penetrations of renewables for island utilities. The session is a no-cost registration option for all utilities and governments. More information can be found by following the registration link.

  • Energy Storage Front & Center in the Caribbean - and at CREF 2015

    Energy storage is a critical component of grid stability as renewables proliferate region-wide. Reflecting the significance for the Caribbean, CREF organizers are excited to welcome back a strong turnout from the storage industry from S&C and Saft, to AES, Ambri and Ice Energy.




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