Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum

InterContinental Miami
  Miami, Florida

IDB and CDB Sign Sustainable Energy Facility at CREF 2015

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Record Numbers for CREF 2015!


Mark your calendars! CREF 2016, the largest annual gathering of the Caribbean energy market, is returning to Miami and will take place at the InterContinental from October 17th-19th.

Joining us at CREF 2015 for what was a record-breaking event were close to 500 delegates from 41 countries. 21 Caribbean countries were represented at CREF either by their government or by their utility, or in many instances, by both. Building on those foundations, we look forward to working with the market over the course of the year, and at CREF 2016, to channel investment into the creation of a resilient energy matrix for the Caribbean.

Event Highlights

  • Record Numbers for CREF 2015! 490+ Delegates from 40+ Countries Attend CREF in Miami

    Underscoring high interest in the development of renewables in the Caribbean, CREF saw a record turnout this year. Opened by Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and Dr. Warren Smith, President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), CREF 2015 was the biggest to date and […]

  • CREF 2015 – By The Numbers

    CREF 2015 gathered an extraordinary array of market participants. The story, by the numbers, is impressive: 492 registrants from 41 countries, 97 speakers over 28 sessions, 30+ sponsors and exhibitors, and 21 Caribbean jurisdictions represented by their government, their utility or – in many instances – by both […]

  • CREF 2015 – The Cuba Presentation

    We have received numerous requests for the insightful presentation on prospects for renewables development in Cuba delivered at CREF 2015. Delivered with aplomb by David Verbiwski of the Canadian consulate in Havana, the presentation made clear that while there are substantial opportunities in Cuba, the recent thawing of relations with […]




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Market News

  • Nevis to source 100% of energy from geothermal by 2017

    With a population of 12,000, the island of Nevis seeks to achieve 100% renewable energy in the near future. The island currently imports 4.2 million gallons of fuel annually, which is converted into approximately 10 MW of energy. Fuel and conversion costs the island administration about $12 million […]

  • BMR Wind Farm to start production soon

    With nine out of eleven wind turbines installed, BMR Jamaica is nearly ready to start energy production. During the 20-year PPA, the 36.3 MW wind farm will sell electricity to JPS for 12.9 cents per kwh. During the year-long construction of the farm, 737 Jamaicans were […]

  • Geothermal is the key to lower electricity prices in the Caribbean, says CDB

    In a recent interview, Warren Smith, President of the Caribbean Development Bank and CREF Speaker, said that “geothermal is the key to cheaper electricity” in the Caribbean. Caribbean islands have great geothermal potential that could help islands to transition away from dependency on foreign oil and volatile pricing, while developing […]