Encouraging Youth in STEM Careers

Despite the best efforts of industry, trade associations, skills councils, trade unions and Governments, the consensus is that more still needs to be done to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in schools within the region. Companies within our industry have an obvious vested interest in fostering these skills as they are the skills […]

Going Mobile

Today’s customers want fast, easy experiences when interacting with a company, both in-person and online. For utilities, that means offering a way for customers to successfully manage their account with as little friction as possible. A well-optimized mobile app helps your customers connect with you and provides a positive customer experience. Beyond having a mobile […]

Business to Employee (B2E) Mobile Solutions

Utility companies should use mobile applications to enhance productivity for workers. Prior to B2E mobile apps, information was often missing, inaccurate or wrongly correlated over the phone, leaving workers frustrated and unable to efficiently complete jobs. By giving field workers mobile apps that specifically address their needs, they can easily access site information and have […]

The Move to Distributed Generation

Shifts, changes and trends in electricity generation have impacted all walks of life and has transformed how we access healthcare, revolutionized the telecom industry and reshaped how we think of transportation.  It’s also transforming the century-old electricity markets and offering customers the power of choice. These trends are driving an increase in the adoption of […]

CARILEC LINEWORKER OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS UPGRADED TO NVQ LEVEL

CARILEC LINEWORKER OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS UPGRADED TO NVQ LEVEL Facilitate the free movement of Caribbean Line workers in the region. Castries, Saint Lucia, October 28th, 2019; The Caribbean Electric Utilities Corporation   (CARILEC) has concluded a milestone initiative to upgrade occupational standards for electric line workers to National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) credential level.  These Standards are […]

CUC deploys team to Bahamas in conjunction with the CARILEC’s Disaster Assistance Programme (CDAP)

Seven local power line technicians and technician helpers have joined teams on the ground in the Bahamas assisting with hurricane relief efforts. The men, all employees of the Caribbean Utilities Company’s Transmission and Distribution Operations department, left for the Abaco Islands on Friday, according to a CUC statement. They will be assisting the Bahamas Power […]

CARILEC MOBILIZES TO HELP REBUILD ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN ABACO

Castries, Saint Lucia, October 10th, 2019:  In the wake of the devastation of the Bahamian island of Abaco by Hurricane Dorian from September 1st to 3rd, the Caribbean Electric Utility Corporation (CARILEC) has been focused on mobilizing and coordinating the response from Caribbean utilities to expedite the restoration of the electrical infrastructure in the shortest […]

Electric Vehicles – A Paradigm Shift in Transportation

The most significant factor affecting commodity markets over the next 10 years will be the electrification of transportation, a slow-motion revolution that will leave few parts of the economy untouched. Although electric vehicles (EVs) are still a small percentage of total vehicle sales, environmental, economic and regulatory factors are combining to accelerate their uptake. A […]