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Carlos Felipe Jaramillo | A Green Recovery of The Region Is Possible and Necessary

      Carlos Felipe Jaramill     The climate crisis in our region is not going away. Climate, like the COVID-19 crisis, takes the greatest toll on the most vulnerable...


Gb Power Cost ‘Third Lowest’ In Region Says Top Executive

Dave McGregor, president and CEO of GBPC.   Top executive said the cost of electricity in Grand Bahama is the third-lowest in the Caribbean region but agrees...


New Dominican govt to scrap investment in power plants in favour of private sector

              Washington Capital Solar Park PV farm in Dominican Republic   The new government of the Dominican Republic will not invest in the construction of power plants, but...


Dominica Forced to Revisit Designs and Financial Plans for Planned Geothermal Project

Dominica geothermal project site, Caribbean (source: Nixon George, Quick Link Productions via Dominica GDC)   With bids for the construction of a geothermal power plant significantly higher...


Dominican Rep Companies Double Down on Renewables

  Dominican Republic power producers EGE Haina and Emerald Solar Energy have secured provisional concessions for solar projects which would add a combined 86MW.   The national energy commission (CNE) granted EGE,...


AES expanding Dominican Republic Renewables Footprint

Plans by US energy group AES to tap the clean energy potential of the Dominican Republic are gaining momentum with the development of a new solar project.   The...


Dominican TSO Iintroduces Wind and Solar Forecast System

Image by: Blue Elephant Energy AG (www.blueelephantenergy.com)   February 7 (Renewables Now) – The transmission system operator (TSO) of the Dominican Republic, OC-SENI, on Thursday officially inaugurated the...


The Dominican Republic Has a Huge New Solar Park

  The Dominican Republic has officially debuted a major new solar energy park in the country.    The new Solar Canoa park, set in Canoa in the western...


Caribbean Business And Finance Report

The 600kW Solar PV Battery Hybrid Power Plant on Union Island in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.     News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 117, 2020:...


Latin America and the Caribbean Announce Ambitious New Renewables Target

  Latin America and the Caribbean holds tremendous renewable energy promise. IRENA’s recent ‘Future of Solar Photovoltaic’ report highlighted that the region’s solar energy capacity alone...


Renewable Enegy Statistics Workshop Brings Curtain Down on Caricom Energy Month

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) — The final activity to mark CARICOM Energy Month will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Caribbean Renewable Energy Statistics...


AES Dominicana Donates First Smart Solar Sunflower in DR

  The AES Dominicana Foundation donated to the Juan Bosch City Renewable Energy Theme Park, the first smart sunflower in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean...


Dominica Geothermal Project Successfully Reopens Production Well for Necessary Tests

  Dominica geothermal project site, Caribbean (source: Nixon George, Quick Link Productions via Dominica GDC)   In preparation for necessary tests, Dominica Geothermal Development Company – developer of...


Dominican Republic brings Online 34-MW Matafongo Wind Farm

Matafongo wind farm. Image by Presidencia de la Republica Dominicana (www.presidencia.gob.do)   September 13 (Renewables Now) – The 34-MW Matafongo onshore wind farm in the Dominican Republic...


Dominica and Clinton Foundation Spearhead Energy Improvement in Caribbean

The Sustainable and Resilient Energy Plan (S-REP) of Dominica is a detailed proposal addressing energy consumption and production. Developed by the Clinton Foundation and partners,...


Wind Energy Project Management in the Dominican Republic

SÓLIDA Energías Renovables is awarded a new Project Management contract and construction supervision of a wind farm in the Dominican Republic.   The Spanish engineering company will...


Dominica Targeting to Reduce Annual Cost for Diesel by 94% with Geothermal Energy

       Dominica (source: wha.unesco.org),  Morne Trois Pitons National Park   In a release shared this week, the Clinton Foundation reports on the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI)...


Caribbean Development Bank wins top industry award for driving Geothermal Energy Development

  ‘Best Financing Programme’ — Joseph Williams (left), Caribbean Development Bank’s acting head for Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency, collected the award on behalf of the Caribbean Development...


Two Solar PV Projects in Dominican Republic Make Headway

  The planning approval of a 100MW solar PV installation and a 200MW solar PV project were announced in the Dominican Republic this week.   The 100MW solar...


MPC Capital Expands its Caribbean Renewables Platform into Barbados

Martin Vogt, Managing Director at MPC Renewable Energies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MPC Capital.   MPC Capital today announced the further expansion of its development and investment...


Blue Elephant Energy Takes Control of 116-MW Carribean Solar Project

Blue Elephant Energy AG (www.blueelephantenergy.com) May 10 (Renewables Now) – German renewables developer Blue Elephant Energy AG (BEE) has acquired a majority stake in the 116-MW...


Turning the Caribbean Green One Property At a Time

PHOTO: Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda rendering (Photo courtesy Club Med) Over the past year, some of the travel industry’s biggest names have made...


Paradise Park Solar Farm To Be Ready This Summer

David Delaire, managing director of MPC Renewable Energies (second left) and representatives of DBJ on a site visit at the Paradise Park Solar Park...


Q&A: Inventor from a Small Fishing Village in Saint Lucia Provides Hope for Water Woes

Karlis Noel has invented the Eastern Caribbean’s first solar-powered, mobile desalination plant. Castries , Mar 11 2019 (IPS) – Karlis Noel spends his days...


First Caribbean Students Graduate from IAEA School of Radiation Emergency Management

Students use a hand-held radiation survey instrument during the ‘Disaster City’ scenario to detect the levels of ionizing radiation in the area. (Photo: Texas...


Press Release

Energy Situation in Dominica January 09, 2019 Dominica receives EC$6.2M Grant for further Geothermal Development from Caribbean Investment Facility Dominica has secured a grant of EC$6.2 million (2 million Euros) from...


Dominica to Begin Construction of Geothermal Plant in 2019

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — The Dominica Government says it intends to start construction of a geothermal energy power plant by the third quarter of 2019. Energy...


MPC Caribbean seeks to Raise US$50 Million in Jamaica, Trinidad

MPC Caribbean Clean Energy invests in renewable projects across the Caribbean. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Limited, which invests in renewable projects across the Caribbean...


CDB to Fund Energy Project in Dominica

(CMC) – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says it is assisting Dominica undertake a project to conduct energy audits on 15 public buildings and facilities.   The CDB...


$34.5mn Confirmed in Grants under UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund

  Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, has confirmed that the UAE is proceeding with grants totalling US$34.5 million (AED126.7...


F&S Solar Commissions Caribbean’s Largest PV Plant

With a capacity of 58 MW, the Caribbean’s largest PV plant has been commissioned in the Dominican Republic. The site was developed, planned and built...


PAHO Provides An Energy Benchmarking Tool to Public Healthcare Facilities

PAHO Provides An Energy Benchmarking Tool to Public Healthcare Facilities

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Ministry of Health will soon reap tangible saving from energy consumption techniques at its health facilities via an Energy Benchmarking...


PAHO provides an Energy Benchmarking Tool to public healthcare facilities

PAHO provides an Energy Benchmarking Tool to public healthcare facilities

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Ministry of Health will soon reap tangible saving from energy consumption techniques at its health facilities via an Energy Benchmarking...


T&T Company Charges Ahead With Renewable Solutions

With utility rates set to increase in Trinidad and Tobago, one company is providing a viable option for homeowners through the use of renewable energy.   Local company Davis...


DomRep Solar, Wind Opportunities Take Shape

DomRep Solar, Wind Opportunities Take Shape

  Two renewable energy project developers in the Dominican Republic advanced financing plans this week, securing debt for solar and wind-powered projects on the Caribbean island.   Taiwanese...


Think the Gulf's Only Energy Export is Oil? Think Again

Think the Gulf’s Only Energy Export is Oil? Think Again

When Majid Al-Suwaidi landed in Aruba in 2016, the United Arab Emirates consulate general to New York may have seemed as unlikely a guest as...


Energy Stakeholders to Begin Drafting TAPSEC Operational Plan 🗓

Date:   April 24-26, 2018  Venue:  Dominican Republic   Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Work on drafting an operational plan for the Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean...


Geothermal Developers on Nevis Pleased With Local Workers’ Performances

Geothermal developers in Nevis say they are seeking to expand the local workforce in Phase II of the Geothermal Development Project when work commences at...


Can The Caribbean Really Begin To Lead The World On Climate Resiliency?

Can The Caribbean Really Begin To Lead The World On Climate Resiliency?

Can the Caribbean begin to lead the world after Hurricanes Irma and Maria?   Former US President Bill Clinton thinks it can happen on climate resiliency. His...


Macron Pledges 700 Million Euros For New Solar Projects

      French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech during a meeting with the French community resident in India at the French embassy in...





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