The CARICOM Private Sector Organisation and the Caribbean Community Sign MOU

The CARICOM Private Sector Organization (CPSO) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), on Thursday 3 December 2020, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which establishes the legal framework for cooperation and collaboration between the Private Sector and the Community, as mandated by the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community. Mr. Gervase Warner, CPSO Chairman, […]

CDF and CCREEE Jointly Launch Sustainable Energy Support Facilities

CDF and CCREEE Jointly Launch Facilities to Support the Development and Financing of Sustainable Energy Projects The CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) and the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) today strengthened their partnership when the two regional institutions jointly launched two facilities intended to support sustainable energy projects within the Caribbean Community […]

Guidance for Managing Employee Relations During COVID-19

When crisis strikes, such as a pandemic, the most important thing employers can do is to plan for employee and customer safety and operational continuity. The second most important step is to effectively communicate with employees. Managers must take into account the human aspect of our global crisis, including additional ideas and feedback from employees […]

CARICOM Energy Month Launch 2020

Energy Experts Discuss Path to Sustainable, Climate-Resilient Future for the Region Under the theme “A RE-silient Community: Energy at the Centre”, CARICOM Energy Month got underway on 2 November with a virtual regional launch in the form of a panel discussion. The 2020 launch was held by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat’s Energy Unit in collaboration with […]

Managing Cyber Risk in the Electric Power Sector

The power sector is one of the most frequently targeted and first to respond to cyber threats with mandatory controls. But threats continue to evolve, reaching into industrial control systems and supply chains, and requiring even greater efforts to manage risk. THE network of power plants and lines connecting to homes and businesses is widely considered […]

Pandemic Reveals Strategic Crossroads for Power and Utilities Industry

The power and utilities (P&U) industry started the new decade in a strong position, identifying new opportunities for growth while leading the economy-wide clean energy transition. Midway through the year, COVID-19 struck and tested the mettle of a crisis-resilient sector in new ways. Five electric load shifts simultaneously occurred: (1) The load shrunk, with the […]

The Recover Better with Sustainable Energy Guide for Caribbean Countries

SETTING THE SCENE The post-COVID-19 global economic environment will be defined by a prolonged recession, high levels of unemployment and reduced travel and tourism – all as countries worldwide seek to re-ignite their economies. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic recovery, governments will have a unique, once-in-a-generation opportunity to reset their […]

How to Power A Resilient Future Across the Caribbean

Much of the Caribbean region has prepared for the hurricane season which is almost at its end, seeking to minimise the resulting damage and likely power outages. Some countries, such as The Bahamas, are still rebuilding large parts of their energy infrastructure due to prior hurricane damage, while other parts of the Caribbean continue to […]