Central America and Caribbean to invest $3.3b in smart grid infrastructure

Facing high electricity losses from theft and challenges incorporating renewable energy onto the grid, Central America and Caribbean region’s utilities will invest $3.3 billion in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade to address these challenges. With the support of international development agencies, several flagship projects are being developed and indicating a start of a growth […]

Microgrids announced for Aruba and US Virgin Islands

Austin, Texas-based Ideal Power on June 22 announced it is building a 200kW off-grid solar +storage and diesel microgrid system at a commercial facility on the US Virgin Island. Six Ideal Power Stabiliti units will replace on-site diesel-fueled power generation with solar PV and LiB capacity. All three power generation assets will be integrated into […]

Moïse Poised to Modernize Rural Haiti with Clean Energy

Guest Editorial, written by Allison Archambault, President of EarthSpark International The Haitian countryside is beautiful and full of potential. The lack of electricity, however, is debilitating. Haiti’s new President, Jovenel Moïse, has announced that he will prioritize the issue of electricity during his tenure.  Making good on his statements around rural electrification would make Moïse […]

Microgrids in the Caribbean: Nothing micro about the opportunity

Guest Editorial, written by Kaitlyn Bunker, Ph.D., Rocky Mountain Institute – Carbon War Room Energy systems around the world are witnessing a shift towards smaller, more sustainable, and more accessible electricity generation and connection options. Microgrids are at the center of this fundamental change, bringing new and innovative business models to the traditional energy model. […]

St. Vincent microgrid project accepting bids

On Friday, April 21, St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited (VINLEC) and Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room (RMI-CWR) released a Request for Qualifications for interested parties to submit credentials to bid for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract for a solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage Microgrid Project on the Grenadine Island of Mayreau. […]