The Future of Energy Efficiency

Societal pressure and emissions policies are speeding up innovation in the world of energy. At the same time, increasing competition is pushing companies to become more efficient. A range of businesses are now opting to use more sustainable energy sources such as solar and wind. However, to make the most of renewable technology, business will […]

Carbon-capturing Solutions

In the Caribbean, commercial and residential air condition units have become less of a want and more of a need with scorching temperatures becoming the norm. Use of this energy-intensive appliance causes emissions that contribute to higher global temperatures, which means we need to use the AC more, producing a cycle of more emissions and […]

Storage Technology for Clean Energy

The rapid change of the technology we use commercially and personally is dramatically increasing the global demand for electric power. As consumers, we’re gulping power at an alarming rate, from air conditioning systems, household appliances, and all forms of home entertainment devices, to cloud computing, computers, and consumer electronics. Over the past few years, we’re […]

CARILEC ELECTS NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO SERVE FROM 2019 TO 2022

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, June 15th, 2019: The 31st Annual General Meeting of the Caribbean Electric Utilities Services Corporation (CARILEC) convened in Saint Lucia on May 23rd and elected a Board of Directors that brings a mix of new perspectives, experience and institutional memory to the strategic direction mapped out by the Corporation for the period […]

CARILEC TAKES INCREASED LEADERSHIP ROLE IN MANAGING THE CCI WIRE NETWORK

A 3-Year agreement with Clinton Foundation took effect March 19th The Caribbean Electric Utilities Corporation (CARILEC) is now at the forefront of efforts to establish gender balance in energy leadership positions in the Caribbean’s energy sector. The Corporation signed an initial three-year agreement to manage the Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE) Network in the Caribbean […]

Decarbonization, Vehicle Electrification and Energy Access

Three energy trends are shaping today’s rapidly evolving power industry, but it’s impossible to tease apart their impacts. The trends — decarbonization, vehicle electrification, and energy access—intersect and interact while they bring about a dramatic global transformation. THE TREND: De-carbonisation – Dropping Costs and Increasing Penetration of Renewables. In response to climate change, the power […]

Preparing for Hurricane Season.

Extreme weather events such as hurricanes are known to have a significant impact on power supply. Utilities are under pressure to enact an effective disaster recovery strategy, so that once the hurricane has passed, they can quickly work to restore service so that residents can get on with their lives and businesses. There is widespread […]

NEW BUSINESS MODEL INEVITABLE FOR CARIBBEAN UTILITIES

CARILEC 2019 energy conference visions the way forward for sector leadership, climate resilience and economic sustainability Castries, Saint Lucia, May 28th, 2019: Caribbean utility leaders meeting at the 2019 CARILEC CEOs and Leadership Conference in Saint Lucia last week agreed that utility companies need to embrace a new business model built on Digitization, Decarbonization and […]

CARILEC GETS SAVVY ON ADVANCED MICROGRID DESIGN FOR POWERING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, April May 9th, 2019; As Caribbean economies explore pathways towards their Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 11) targets for Sustainable Cities and Communities, electricity providers remain heavily focused on strengthening domestic grid infrastructure, and are exploring opportunities for the deployment of microgrid technologies to meet the energy needs of communities, support a diversified […]

CARIBBEAN ENERGY SECTOR HEAD TO SAINT LUCIA FOR INFLUENTIAL ANNUAL ENERGY CONFERENCE

Keynote from president and CEO of global industry leader Wärtsilä Corporation  Castries, Saint Lucia, May 9th,2019; CARILEC and Saint Lucia Electricity Services (LUCELEC) will jointly host the 2019 CARILEC Chief Executive Officers and Leadership Conference slated for 21st-25th May in Saint Lucia.  This year’s theme “RETHINKING? Disruption. Resilience. Sustainability” will bring into focus policy, operations and practice […]