Strategic partnership to deliver energy efficiency in the Caribbean


Haz Samuel,
Kingstown, St Vincent & the Grenadines and Washington, DC, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — July 29, 2011 – Energy efficiency and renewable energy company SmartPower Ventures and the Caribbean-based Welectricity Inc have entered into a strategic partnership to promote household energy efficiency across the Caribbean.

The partnership combines the marketing of SmartPower and SmartPower Ventures with Welectricity’s social web platform for consumer energy efficiency, with the aim to foster a new approach to residential energy efficiency across the region that will focus on motivating consumers to be more energy efficient.

“The savings potential from energy efficiency across the Caribbean is enormous,” stated Brian F. Keane, president of SmartPower Ventures. “Behavioral modification alone can help an individual save a lot of energy in their homes and those actions and savings will give them the incentive to find more and more ways to save.”

“The vast majority of Caribbean countries depend on imported fossil fuels to power their economies, and households account for a large proportion of electricity end use,” added Herbert A
(Haz) Samuel, founder of Welectricity.  “Our low carbon, behavior-based approach to reducing consumption is particularly suited to the regional situation and in fact Caribbean consumers are already using Welectricity to deliver significant savings on their electricity bills. This partnership facilitates a much larger impact.”
The partners will seek to engage with Caribbean governments that have made the commitment to promote and deliver energy efficiency to households.

SmartPower is a non-profit marketing firm dedicated to promoting clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Welectricity is a free social web application that allows users to track, compare and reduce their electricity consumption. Both companies have won multiple awards for their activities.