All attendees to CREF have access to the annual CREF-Castalia Renewable Island Index & Marketplace. The Index measures the readiness of each jurisdiction to develop and implement renewable energy projects. The Marketplace is a detailed 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 2016, the largest annual gathering of the Caribbean energy market, took place at the InterContinental Miami from October 17th-19th.
Over 500 attendees from 50 countries attended this year's event. 20 + 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.
Dates and location for CREF 2017 will be announced shortly!