Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum


InterContinental Miami
  Miami, Florida
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Cuban Government Confirmed for CREF 2015

Overview

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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InterContinental Miami

100 Chopin Plaza
Miami
Florida

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Market News

  • Caribbean Development Bank Approves Loan for Anguilla Solar

    In pursuit of a targeted 30% renewable energy by 2030, the Government of Anguilla borrowed $2.3 million USD to fund the installation of 1 MW of solar. This project will allow the Anguilla Electricity Company Limited (ANGLEC) to monitor the impact of the introduction of intermittent renewables into the energy matrix. The loan was provided […]

  • Jamaican Energy Prices Fall Dramatically

    The price of a kilowatt hour in Jamaica has dropped in the past 12 months from .46 cents/kwh in 2012 to .26 cents/kwh today. According to the Jamaican Ministry of Energy & Mining, this reflects the adoption of substantial renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. Retrofits include “cool roofs”, solar power and improved air condition […]

  • Trinidad and Tobago Pursues $1 Billion Sustainable Energy Fund for Caribbean

    Following up on the January 2015 meeting of Caribbean leaders and US Vice President Joe Biden, Trinidad & Tobago Planning and Sustainable Development Minister, Dr. Bhoe Tewarie, is confident that creating a $1 billion in fund for sustainable energy in the region is possible. This far, possible contributing donors include the IDB, Spain, Canada and […]