Session 1: The fundamentals of electric power systems, including governance and institutional considerations for resilience

The Organization of American States and the U.S. Department of Energy, under the auspices of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), are pleased to announce the launch of the Island Energy Transformation Training Series to advance sustainable energy transitions in the Caribbean.

Organized by New Energy Events, the four-part training series for island policymakers, regulators, and senior utility executives is designed to provide critical insight into tools and methodologies developed by U.S. National Laboratories to support energy sector transformation.

The first of four virtual sessions in this series will take place on December 8, 2020, as part of the 2020 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF), and will focus on the fundamentals of electric power systems, including governance and institutional considerations for resilience.

Three additional virtual sessions in the series will feature: (1) approaches to identifying critical infrastructure and operational objectives, (2) requirements of robust procurement processes, and (3) finance elements to enhance the economic viability of projects.

During each session, participants will engage in practical exercises and/or discussions on governance, procurement, and financial considerations necessary to develop successful transformational energy sector strategies to power economic development in the Caribbean.

Speakers

  • Jennifer DeCesaro

    US Department of Energy
    Director of Recovery and Resilience, Office of Electricity

  • Elizabeth Doris

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
    Laboratory Program Manager I - Policy Analysis

  • Juan Cruz Monticelli

    Organization of American States (OAS)
    Chief of Section, Sustainable Energy

Sponsors