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CIPORE Press Release #1: Kick-Off Meeting


PRESS RELEASE # 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CEIS’ “Kick-Off” Meeting to Launch Caribbean Information Platform on Renewable Energy in 2009

Kingston, Jamaica – September 26, 2008
The Scientific Research Council (SRC), funded with $6.4 million JMD ($89,000 USD) by CARICOM, is to launch a new information platform on renewable energy for the Caribbean.


This online portal will provide information including databases and web links from 14 Caribbean countries: The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad.


The Caribbean Energy Information System (CEIS) which is headquartered at the Scientific Research Council won the consultancy in 2008. The project is scheduled to be completed by April 2009.


The signing of the agreement was held at SRC headquarters on Hope Road, St. Andrew on Friday, September 26th, 2008.


The online platform will seek to link renewable energy information from organizations such as Ministries of Energy and universities; offer detailed information on case studies of RE projects; include a virtual demonstration centre; video and teleconferencing features. All with the aim of allowing for the exchange of renewable energy information in a timely, efficient and financially equitable manner.



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