The Changing Face of Resilience on Island Grids?

From our Editorial Team

As we prepare for CREF 2019, and for the 2nd Island Resiliency Action Challenge, New Energy Events gathered experts to discuss the changing face of resiliency in the Caribbean on July 16, 2019.

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The discussion, which also featured the Hawaiian perspective on resiliency, covered critical issues such as:

  • What has come out of the focus on resiliency post-Irma and Maria? Are grids stronger, are there more distributed assets? What has changed, and where?
  • Are regional priorities shifting i.e. away from an all-out clarion call for technical and operational resiliency, to one more focused on the longer-term economic resiliency of grids and the utilities which manage them?
  • In the new distributed paradigm, do utilities have the customer base to continue to be economically resilient? What is the essence of the challenge, and what are some of the solutions?


— H.G. Chissell, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Energy Group (moderator)
— Gillian Charles-Gollop, Executive Director, Corporate Investment Banking and Advisory, CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank
— Robert R. Mould, Energy Program Manager, Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency, City and County of Honolulu
— Fernando Padilla, Director of the Project Management Office, PREPA
— Murray Skeete, Vice President of Engineering and Regulation, WRB Energy