CARILEC ELECTS NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO SERVE FROM 2019 TO 2022

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, June 15th, 2019: The 31st Annual General Meeting of the Caribbean Electric Utilities Services Corporation (CARILEC) convened in Saint Lucia on May 23rd and elected a Board of Directors that brings a mix of new perspectives, experience and institutional memory to the strategic direction mapped out by the Corporation for the period […]

CARILEC TAKES INCREASED LEADERSHIP ROLE IN MANAGING THE CCI WIRE NETWORK

A 3-Year agreement with Clinton Foundation took effect March 19th The Caribbean Electric Utilities Corporation (CARILEC) is now at the forefront of efforts to establish gender balance in energy leadership positions in the Caribbean’s energy sector. The Corporation signed an initial three-year agreement to manage the Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE) Network in the Caribbean […]

GPL secures funds to end blackouts

CHIEF Executive Officer of the Guyana Power and Light Inc.(GPL), Albert Gordon, has shared that the company has secured some funds necessary to upgrade the power distribution network, in an attempt to end ‘blackouts’ in Guyana. Gordon was at the time responding to a question posed by local activist, Nicole Cole, on the frequency of […]

JPS Preparing For Shift In Customers’ Behavior Set To Install EV Charging Stations At Strategic Locations Across The Island.

The Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) is pointing to one trend that is expected to impact Jamaica in the near future, that of the advancement in electric vehicles (EVs), President & CEO of the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) Emanuel DaRosa, said that the company is preparing for a shift in customers’ behavior […]

CARILEC Occupational Health & Safety Seminar a Success

CARILEC 2019 Occupational Health and Safety Seminar was held in Saint.Lucia June 22-23, 2019, under the  theme ” Planning for Safety Excellence 30 Years and Beyond”.  This year , the OSH seminar and CEOs conference was an integrated programme where some topics, including the theme was discussed by the CEOs for both audiences. Mr. Thornley Myers […]

Decarbonization, Vehicle Electrification and Energy Access

Three energy trends are shaping today’s rapidly evolving power industry, but it’s impossible to tease apart their impacts. The trends — decarbonization, vehicle electrification, and energy access—intersect and interact while they bring about a dramatic global transformation. THE TREND: De-carbonisation – Dropping Costs and Increasing Penetration of Renewables. In response to climate change, the power […]

Preparing for Hurricane Season.

Extreme weather events such as hurricanes are known to have a significant impact on power supply. Utilities are under pressure to enact an effective disaster recovery strategy, so that once the hurricane has passed, they can quickly work to restore service so that residents can get on with their lives and businesses. There is widespread […]

NEW BUSINESS MODEL INEVITABLE FOR CARIBBEAN UTILITIES

CARILEC 2019 energy conference visions the way forward for sector leadership, climate resilience and economic sustainability Castries, Saint Lucia, May 28th, 2019: Caribbean utility leaders meeting at the 2019 CARILEC CEOs and Leadership Conference in Saint Lucia last week agreed that utility companies need to embrace a new business model built on Digitization, Decarbonization and […]

CARILEC GETS SAVVY ON ADVANCED MICROGRID DESIGN FOR POWERING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, April May 9th, 2019; As Caribbean economies explore pathways towards their Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 11) targets for Sustainable Cities and Communities, electricity providers remain heavily focused on strengthening domestic grid infrastructure, and are exploring opportunities for the deployment of microgrid technologies to meet the energy needs of communities, support a diversified […]

CARIBBEAN ENERGY SECTOR HEAD TO SAINT LUCIA FOR INFLUENTIAL ANNUAL ENERGY CONFERENCE

Keynote from president and CEO of global industry leader Wärtsilä Corporation  Castries, Saint Lucia, May 9th,2019; CARILEC and Saint Lucia Electricity Services (LUCELEC) will jointly host the 2019 CARILEC Chief Executive Officers and Leadership Conference slated for 21st-25th May in Saint Lucia.  This year’s theme “RETHINKING? Disruption. Resilience. Sustainability” will bring into focus policy, operations and practice […]