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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Governor Appoints 40-year Jamaican electricity expert to Conduct inquiry into FortisTCI Rate increase application

Providenciales, May 11, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – His Excellency, the Governor Dr. John Freeman by virtue of the powers conferred by section 39 of the Electricity Ordinance has appointed independent regulatory expert Mr. J Paul Morgan P.E., CEng. to conduct an inquiry into the reasonableness of the FortisTCI and TCU Ltd. Rate Variation Application.  […]

FortisTCI Achieves ISO 14001 & 45001 Certifications

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (Wednesday, May 8, 2019) – Effective April 29, FortisTCI is ISO 14001:2015 and 45001:2018 certified. The accreditations confirm that the company’s Occupational Health and Safety, and Environmental Management Systems are aligned to international best practice throughout all its operations within the Turks and Caicos Islands. The company is one of […]