KINGSTOWN A photovoltaic system will be added to the generation mix in Union Island in keeping with a mandate by St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited ( VINLEC) to increase the penetration of renewable energy in the production of electricity. Union Island is an island in the Grenadines that forms part of the 32 islands and […]

OfReg releases an additional 1 MW and new rates for the Consumer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) Programme

OfReg releases an additional 1 MW and new rates for the Consumer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) Programme The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (“OfReg”) has released the final 1 megawatt (“MW”) of capacity allocated to Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd. (“CUC”) for the Consumer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) programme. The extension of the programme will continue to […]

CARILEC Unveils NEW Strategic Plan for 30th Anniversary

The Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) is reflecting on 30 years of service to the Caribbean Region. As part of its 30th anniversary celebrations, the association of electric energy service providers have also taken the opportunity to announce its new strategic plan to the public for the period of 2018 – 2022. We have […]

CARILEC Announces New Strategic Direction

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, January 25th, 2019 – In 2019, under the leadership of Executive Director Dr. Cletus Bertin, The Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) will be unveiling a suite of activities that align with its current five-year plan Strategic Plan. These activities include commemorating its thirtieth year anniversary; a grand ceremony will be held […]

AMI Frequently Asked Questions from ANGLEC 

What is AMI? Advanced Metering Infrastructure (or AMI) is at the heart of Smart Grid technology and allows utilities to communicate with customers’ meters to perform tasks such as taking readings, monitoring power quality and facilitating disconnections and reconnections. What is a Smart Grid? A Smart Grid is an electricity network (or “grid”) that uses […]

CARILEC Focuses on Linesman Training, Prepares to Stage Annual Linesman Symposium and Rodeo

Photo Caption: Members of the LUCELEC team (L-R), ISPC Trainer and CARILEC Training Manager, Ms. Laurena Primus (Extreme Right) The Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) continues to work with utilities to support them in capacity building and training for linesmen in the region. In November CARILEC supported The Grenada Electricity Services Ltd. (GRENLEC) in […]


The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s energy infrastructure – 99 percent hydropower — is in desperate need of refurbishment and the 260 MW Nseke hydropower plant is no different. Located on the Lualaba river in the extreme south of the country, Nseke was originally commissioned by GE in 1956 but has been operating at a […]

Lithium-ion batteries ‘will be cheapest way to store power by 2050’

Lithium-ion batteries will be the cheapest way to store power by 2050. That’s the verdict from researchers at Imperial College London, who say the technology suits most storage applications, such as making sure energy grids do not suffer large fluctuations and allowing consumers to manage their bills. These features are important as the world increasingly relies […]