Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum

InterContinental Miami
  Miami, Florida
New Energy News

Bermuda gets ready for 6-MW solar tender

CREF Highlights

Tesla Confirms Greg Callman, Global Head of Market Entry, for 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

  • Emera Joins Roster of CREF ’16 Sponsors

    New Energy Events are delighted to welcome Emera Caribbean as a sponsor of CREF 2016. Emera Caribbean is a leading utility player in the region and has a diversified portfolio of assets which includes Barbados Light & Power, Emera Caribbean Renewables, a 52% holding in Dominica’s Domlec, and a […]

  • 20 Caribbean Countries Confirmed for CREF 2016

    As momentum for CREF builds, we are pleased to announce that CREF – at two months out – features confirmed participation from 20 Caribbean countries. The turnout from regional governments and utilities is particularly strong and reflects the emphasis laid at CREF on addressing the critical issues around the commercialization and implementation […]

  • New CEO of VIWAPA, Julio Rhymer, Joins A-List of Utilities at CREF ‘16

    The organizers of CREF are pleased to announce that Julio A. Rhymer, the new CEO & Executive Director of the Water and Power Authority of the US Virgin Islands (VIWAPA) has confirmed his participation in CREF 2016. Mr. Rhymer will join an agenda which already features Kelly Tomblin, CEO of […]




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Market News

  • Bermuda gets ready for 6-MW solar tender

    A new solar power facility will be constructed adjacent to the LF Wade International Airport in Bermuda. The Government of Bermuda has issued an open call to pre-qualify companies seeking to take part in the tender for a two-phase project; the first phase will consist of 6 MW […]

  • Can carbon trading break the Caribbean free of fossil fuels?

    CARICOM nations are under pressure to reduce carbon emissions and stem the import of fossil fuels. Carbon trading would provide the credits for lowering verified sources of emissions, an attractive possibility for Trinidad and Tobago which has a largely unregulated oil market and the second-highest carbon emissions per capita […]

  • Report: Jamaica to put final touches on 33 MW PV project

    An agreement with Eight Rivers Energy Co Ltd (EREC) and the Jamaican government , for a 33.1 MW solar facility in Westmoreland, is almost complete. Both parties will be represented at the 2016 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum. Construction is scheduled to start by 2017 and power supply should commence in […]