Turks and Caicos signs MOU, plans to accelerate clean energy transition

The government of the Turks and Caicos Islands, utility FortisTCI and the non-profit Clinton Foundation inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday to kick off the initiatives in the country’s new energy transition strategy.

The Resilient National Energy Transition Strategy covers the period between 2019 and 2040 and was authored by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing, and Planning, the islands’ monopoly utility FortisTCI, and US non-profit the Rocky Mountain Institute. It was published in 2018, one year after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria wreaked havoc on electricity systems across the Caribbean.

The MoU signatories committed to accelerate the construction and integration of clean energy on the tropical British Overseas Territory. This includes working together to build a regulatory framework; to support a permitting and planning for renewables; to assess land and utility-scale energy resources using GIS tools; to implement renewable energy technical skills analysis; to integrate EVs and promote energy efficiency to islanders.