Residents of St Johns Road, Spanish Town, Without Electricity After Illegal Connections Destroy Another Transformer

October 2, 2021 Residents of St Johns Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine, have been left without electricity after illegal connections destroyed another transformer serving the community. The transformer was destroyed when it became overloaded by illegitimate users connecting lines to the JPS electrical infrastructure. This transformer was only recently installed, on September 19, 2021. […]

LUCELEC FUNDS OVER $75K EXTENSION TO ST JUDE HOSPITAL OXYGEN GENERATING PLANT

Castries, September 29, 2021 – St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) has donated nearly $76,000 to the St Jude Hospital in support of the hospital’s efforts to power its Oxygen Generating Plant. LUCELEC is covering the cost of the electricity infrastructure to extend the power supply to the plant. The St Jude Hospital currently receives […]

The right to know

Building back better with access to information The International Day for Universal Access to Information 2021 highlights the importance of expanding access to information laws, and their implementation worldwide to build back strong institutions for sustainable development and to uphold the vision of information as a public good, as well as to strengthen international cooperation […]

World Energy Storage Day: ‘This decade is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fight climate change’

September 22, 2021 With the catastrophic impacts of climate change seen around the world, there is little time left to act but energy storage has a huge opportunity to be part of the solution, the audience at World Energy Storage Day online conference heard today. Dr Rahul Walawalkar, the founder and executive director of the […]

Regional Electricity Sector Leaders to Advocate for a Stronger, Greener, and Smarter Energy Future

Castries, Saint Lucia, September 21, 2021: The penultimate conference in CARILEC’s roster of 2021 events will merge regional and global industry leaders representing policy, regulation, academic research, renewable technologies and utility operations around one (virtual) table, to examine various topics under the theme: “Remodelling the Future: Stronger. Greener. Smarter.” The regional electric energy Association has […]

Geothermal Has Huge Potential as Future Energy Source

Monday, 13 September 2021 Clean, renewable geothermal power—the heat beneath our feet—has huge potential as a clean energy source, even possibly becoming as important as fossil fuels are today, but not without new technologies to make the resource economically viable and available to all. Key to that challenge: the oil and gas industry itself, which […]

International Day of Democracy 15 September

Strengthening democratic resilience in the face of future crises The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis has resulted in major social, political and legal challenges globally. As states around the world adopt emergency measures to address the crisis, it is critical that they continue to uphold the rule of law, protect and respect international standards and basic principles […]