Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (Friday, October 1, 2021) – FortisTCI announces the first-ever Turks and Caicos Energy Forum, a conference dedicated to addressing the transformation of the energy sector. Highlighting the theme, ‘The Future of Energy’ in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the event will bring together a wide cross-section of local stakeholders, including government, businesses and FortisTCI customers. Turks and Caicos Energy Forum takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, at The Shore Club. This will be a limited in-person event and live-streamed for public viewing.
At the start of the conference, the Deputy Governor Anya Williams will bring opening remarks. FortisTCI President and CEO Ruth Forbes will present an overview of the current and emerging energy landscape. Turks and Caicos Islands Premier Honorable Washington Misick will deliver an address on energy, and President of the Caribbean Development Bank Dr. Gene Leon will bring the keynote presentation on “Advancing Economic Development in the Caribbean: The Role of Sustainable Energy.”
Fortis Inc. President and CEO Dave Hutchens will highlight the Fortis Group’s sustainability plans and its focus on clean energy. LUCELEC Managing Director Trevor Louisy will share his perspective on St. Lucia’s energy transition and regulatory reform experience. Conference participants will also learn about energy transition experiences from Cayman Islands, Barbados and Bermuda during a panel discussion on ‘The Future of Energy: What does it look like and how do we get there?’ The conference will close with an in-depth discussion on the TCI Resilient National Energy Transition Strategy.
Speaking about the upcoming forum, Mrs. Forbes said, “We are excited to bring together our energy stakeholders for this important and timely discussion. Energy is the foundation of a strong and growing economy, and this forum will offer stakeholders the opportunity to take part in forward-thinking and fruitful discussions about the actions required to transform the country’s energy mix, while also balancing industry challenges. We hope this conference inspires a continued collaborative effort toward a more sustainable energy future for the Turks and Caicos Islands.”
The Turks and Caicos Energy Forum is a limited in-person conference focused on the transformation of the energy sector. The event will be held on October 21, 2021, and feature local, regional and international industry experts who will engage in thought provoking conversation about the way forward to a sustainable energy future.
Notes to Editors:
FortisTCI Limited (FTCI) is the public electricity supplier in Turks and Caicos, serving the islands of Providenciales, North Caicos, Middle Caicos, South Caicos, East Caicos, and the adjacent Cays. Turks and Caicos Utility Limited (TCU), purchased by FortisTCI in August 2012, delivers electricity on the Islands of Grand Turk and Salt Cay. Together, the two companies have more than 15,000 customers, an aggregate diesel-fired generating capacity of approximately 90.7 megawatts, and 1.6MW of grid-tied roof-top distributed solar PV. For further information visit www.fortistci.com.
FortisTCI is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry. For further information visit www.fortisinc.com.
Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs