The 10th Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum, the largest annual gathering of the Caribbean energy market, will take place at the JW Marriott Marquis, Miami, from November 7-9, 2018.
550 attendees from 50 countries attended CREF 2017. Over 20 Caribbean countries were represented either by their government or by their utility, or in most instances, by both.
10 years since we launched CREF, this is an exciting time to be in the market. The Caribbean is transitioning away from a decade-long discussion around how to enable a sustainable energy matrix, to one focused squarely on how to procure, finance and build world-class clean energy projects in the Caribbean. An array of projects is coming online as we speak and the pipeline is deep.
At the same time, post-Irma and Maria, it is an enormously challenging time. No longer is it enough to be sustainable; Caribbean grids must be resilient.
From utility scale to distributed generation, storage to microgrids, financing to procurement, energy efficiency to LNG, CREF is where the market meets and the discussion evolves.