SRC/CEIS Hosted a Training Transfer Workshop of Energy Information in Dominica

Teachers at the afternoon session at the Trafalgar Power Station in Dominica

Teachers at the afternoon session at the Trafalgar Power Station in Dominica

A Workshop titled “Training Transfer of Energy Information to Teachers of Energy in CXC/CAPE Examinations and Teacher Training Colleges” was held in Dominica on 23rd June, 2009 at the Public Services Training Centre in Roseau.


The Workshop was conducted by the Caribbean Energy Information System (CEIS) in association with the Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy and Ports, the Ministry of Education, Human Resources Development, Youth Affairs and Sports, Marinor Solar Limited and sponsored by the Dominica Electricity Services Limited (DOMLEC) in Dominica.


The morning session of the workshop featured a look at the global, regional and local perspectives as they relate to energy as well as technical presentations on energy efficiency and energy conservation, alternative sources of energy and environmental issues linked to energy. Guidelines on how information on the topic can be gathered for use in the classroom were also covered.


Michael Fadelle, Coordinator, Renewable Energy Programme, Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy and Ports made a comprehensive presentation on the energy development programme in Dominica.


Bradley Guye, Environmental Officer, in the Environmental Coordinating Unit presented on Energy & The Environment.


The representative of DOMLEC also gave an informative Introduction to Energy.


Lastly, Marinor Solar’s Director Michael Astaphan discuss the renewable energy options available including solar energy and hydropower.



The afternoon session of the workshop also included a field trip for teachers to see DOMLEC’s hydropower station at Trafalgar. There teachers got to see first hand how hydropower is supplying the grid.


Science and Geography teachers from Public as well as Private Schools in Dominica involved with CSEC/CAPE as well as teachers from the Dominica State College were in attendance.


The objective of the Workshop was to seek to transfer energy information to these teachers on current worldwide and regional energy developments as well as technology. In turn, it is expected that this information will be passed on to the students they teach. Various aspects of energy are included in the CSEC/CAPE syllabuses.


Similar workshops were conducted in Grenada, Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago and St. Kitts & Nevis.
The Caribbean Energy Information System (CEIS) is headquartered in Kingston Jamaica at the Scientific Research Council (SRC). Its membership comprises eighteen (18) Caribbean countries of which Dominica is one. Its role is to facilitate the exchange of energy information among Caribbean countries.


CEIS also manages the Caribbean Information Platform on Renewable Energy (CIPORE) –

CIPORE is the information and communication Platform for the exchange of renewable energy information for the Caribbean- it is an output from the Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme (CREDP).