Private Company Takes Over Puerto Rico Power Utility Service

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A private company on Tuesday took over the transmission and distribution operations of Puerto Rico’s power authority, which has struggled with blackouts and bankruptcy, corruption and mismanagement. The takeover by Luma Energy under a 15-year contract coincided with the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season, with many across Puerto […]

Caribbean Electric Energy Leaders Converge Virtually to Discuss the Use Of Transformational Leadership To Optimise Human Potential

Castries, Saint Lucia, June 11, 2021: The Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation successfully hosted its annual Chief Executive Officers’ (CEOs) and Leadership Conference on May 25th & 26th, 2021.  This year’s conference was held virtually under the theme ‘Transformational Leadership: Optimising the Human Potential’.  Through the years, the CEOs and Leadership Conference has been dubbed […]

CARILEC Makes Donation To the Renal Unit of the Owen King European Union (OKEU) Hospital, Castries – St. Lucia

On April 7th, 2021, a small handing over ceremony comprising of was held at the Renal Unit of the Owen King European Union (OKEU) Hospital in Castries, St. Lucia.  CARILEC, represented by Ms. Karen Piper, Communications and Disaster Management Assistant Manager formally presented a donation of a book storage unit in collaboration with the Lions […]

US $50M Clean Energy Project is in the Cards for Dominica

ABU DHABI, 5th May, 2021 (WAM) — The UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund (UAE-CREF), the largest renewable energy investment of its type in the region, which is fully financed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), has announced the signing of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build a hurricane-resistant clean energy project worth […]

Barbados Government Considering Ocean Energy Technology

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Bardabos government says it is considering having ocean energy technology operational on the island as part of the National Energy Policy target of 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. The Ministry of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship said it has conducted an Ocean Energy Consultancy, from January 2020 to March […]

Electric Vehicles Would Save Jamaica Millions of Dollars – Inter-American Development Bank

“If Jamaica were to electrify 12 to 16% of its private and public fleets, the economy would benefit from approximately 2% of the GDP.”  This recent revelation came from Therese Turner-Jones, the General Manager of the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Country Department Caribbean Group and Jamaica Country Representative.  Ms. Turner-Jones was speaking at the recent […]

Caribbean Utilities Forge a New World of Human Connections by Clicking, Connecting, and Inspiring

‘The New World of Human Connections: Click, Connect and Inspire’ was quite aptly selected as the theme for CARILEC’s 2021 Virtual Human Resource, Corporate Communications and Customer Service (HRCCCS) Conference, held on March 23rd and 24th.  Over a two (2) day period, communicators, human resource officers and customer service personnel from several organisations within the […]

Barbados RF Bank Completes BBD$14m Green Energy Bond

featured photo above: Jillian Nunes, Vice President & Barbados Country Head, RF Bank BARBADOS-BASED RF Merchant Bank & Trust Limited (RF) this week announced that it has completed a fund raise of BBD$14m in Green Energy bonds for Williams Renewable Energy Limited (WREL) — a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams Caribbean Capital (WCCB), an entity […]

CARILEC Successfully Hosts its First Ever Virtual Occupational Health & Safety Seminar

On March 1st and 2nd 2021, CARILEC successfully hosted its first ever Virtual Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Seminar, under the theme ‘Safety Leadership = Safety Culture’.  The seminar commenced with a well-attended joint opening ceremony in partnership with the St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC), which also launched the utility’s celebration of twenty-five (25) […]