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Caribbean Ripe for DER and Microgrid Development but Needs Financial Boost

The Caribbean is ripe for microgrid development because of the challenges of hurricanes and COVID-19, but financial constraints are getting in the way. The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is proposing some solutions.   By Filip Fuxa/Shutterstock.com This year’s hurricane season is expected to be worse than usual, while the islans are still coming...

Barbados’ Evolution in a Post COVID-19 Environment

Simultaneously growing crops under PV Arrays while producing electricity from the panels   The COVID-19 pandemic has been an inordinately large economic shock that is ravaging economies large and small. What was initially a health issue has evolved into a major economic challenge. This situation, however, underscores the need for larger buffers...

Roadblock to Investment in Renewable Energ

  The “biggest roadblock” to the investment in renewable energy projects in the Caribbean are the investor regulations that are in place, Martin Vogt, managing director of German investment and asset management company MPC Capital has said.   Vogt made the statement as part of a presentation in the Energy Chamber’s virtual conference...

Energy Chamber head: Renewable Energy Crucial to T&T’s Energy Future

  The future of the gas industry relies on improving the country’s overall energy efficiency.   So said Eugene Tiah, Chairman of the Energy Chamber of Trinidad & Tobago, as he delivered remarks at the opening of the Energy Efficiency and Renewables Conference, hosted by the Chamber on Wednesday.   The conference, now in its...

PM: Renewables Can Spur Diversification

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley   The Prime Minister  announced two projects between government and local energy companies that will provide the country with clean energy at a cost on par with current electricity output.   In a feature address at the Energy Chamber’s Energy Efficiency and Renewables Conference held virtually on Wednesday, Dr...