Alternative Utility Business Models

The power and utility sector, which underpins every other industry, has traditionally focused on long-lived assets and gradual policy shifts. As a result, it has adopted changes in a piecemeal, deliberate, and sometimes regulatory-constrained fashion and is not accustomed to an accelerated pace of change. But decarbonisation, decentralisation, and digitisation are creating a new three-dimensional […]

Key Features of Zero-energy Buildings

While the mortgage of a zero-energy home may be higher, the total monthly costs for owning and maintaining that house will be effectively nil in a world of incessantly rising water and energy costs. It is not difficult to achieve a net-zero house, but it does take disciplined decision-making, a systems-based approach, and greater initial […]

Barriers to Widespread EV Adoption

The demand for fuel-efficient and clean vehicles continues to gain momentum globally.  With the many benefits of electric vehicles (EVs), including zero emissions and reduction in air pollution, why then aren’t EVs more prevalent on our roadways? We explore some reasons why the numbers of EVs on the road is only creeping up slowly. Variety […]

Leading the Future

An essential characteristic of leadership is having the vision and courage to look toward the future and set a course of action toward success tomorrow. We all know that new technologies, shifts in public policy, and evolving customer expectations are driving electric utilities to embrace a different way of doing business. The long-term success of […]

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 […]