MEDIA RELEASE: Representatives from 500+ islands gather for the 2020 Virtual Island Summit

  This year the Virtual Island Summit expects the participation of 10,000 island stakeholders from across the world with topics discussed including post-pandemic economic recovery, tourism, energy, climate change, education, democracy, transport, sustainability and much more – all in relation to the island context. Registration is available for free: www.virtualislandsummit.com The Virtual Island Summit aims to be an inclusive event using […]

WAPA Board Gives Go Ahead for Expansion of East End Electrical Substation

The second phase of restoration and expansion of WAPA’s East End Electrical Substation received the green light Monday as the governing board authorized the execution of a contract with Haugland Virgin Islands to furnish and install new switchgear and associated equipment. When completed, the substation will function at full capacity providing more stable and reliable […]

NEVLEC Turns 20

On Tuesday September 1, 2020 NEVLEC achieves a major milestone in NEVLEC’s development – NEVLEC turns 20. September 1 2000, is when NEVLEC was formed from being the Electricity Department of the NIA. We have grown and matured over the years, but as with everything else we know there is still a lot of room […]

Preparing Utilities for the 2020 Storm Season Amidst COVID-19

The warehouse and stores at utilities are at the center of all materials and inventory-related activities, especially during the storm season, when the focus is “keeping the lights on.” All utilities plan for this eventuality and are operationally geared to focus their efforts on keeping the line crews and repairs personnel supplied with construction and […]

What Determines a Utility’s Ability to Adapt to Disruption?

What determines how well a Utility adapts to the introduction of disruptive technology? And does the introduction of that technology always confer a competitive advantage on the utility? Zainal Arifin, the VP of technological development and standardisation at PLN in Indonesia asked the exact same question and came back with some interesting results. In a […]

Data-Driven Energy Management Systems Prove Key to Greater Efficiency

A white paper released by ABB has revealed that smart energy management systems can help facility managers reduce energy consumption by up to 45%. In the paper, The new era of energy management, ABB explains the multiple benefits of utilizing smart energy management systems that leverage new digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and […]

What does COVID-19 mean for Caribbean Energy?

AN INTERVIEW WITH JED BAILEY, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF ENERGY NARRATIVE Nate Graham (Program Associate, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries): For more than six months, Covid-19 and the measures implemented to slow its spread have had a devastating effect on the global economy, with activity ceasing almost entirely in some sectors. The virtual disappearance of […]

2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Recap and Future Storm Projections

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season has been described as extremely active with at least five (5) major hurricanes.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University (CSU) have both indicated that there are two main reasons for this prognosis: It is predicted that during the late […]