Caribbean

Geothermal – huge promise in Latin America and Caribbean

Latin America’s geothermal potential remains mostly untapped and with few exceptions progress has been sluggish, reports the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Novel natural disaster recovery insurance for Caribbean utilities

A parametric insurance product for recovery from natural disasters such as hurricanes has been developed for Caribbean utilities.

Ocean energy research moves closer in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has the ambition to become a leader in ocean energy with the PROTech project, for which RFPs are being sought.

Partnership to develop renewable energies in Latin America and Caribbean

Non-profit Greenmap and the Latin American Energy Organisation OLADE are partnering to support LAC governments to develop renewable energy programmes.

WAPA undergrounds electricity supply equipment in St Croix

Electricity supply equipment is being undergrounded in US Virgin Islands to improve the resiliency of the system to hurricanes and other events.
energy data

Energy data observatory launched for Latin America and Caribbean

An Energy Hub is launched as one of three observatories to increase the availability of data for infrastructure planning in the LAC region.
Jamaica Public Service

Jamaica’s smart meters validated

Jamaica Public Service Company’s smart meters have been cleared after customer complaints of excessive consumption and high bills.
Latin America Wind

Mexico, Central America and Caribbean hit record wind capacity

Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean saw a record 1,830 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity installed across the region in 2019 – a 126% year-on-year increase in additions, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie.
Caribbean Renewables

Investment group plans $90 million boost for Caribbean renewables

Investment company MPC Capital announced a “Commitment to Action” to expedite the deployment of renewable energy in the Caribbean by making it easier for US impact investors to access the Caribbean market.
Barbuda

UAE, partners to build a resilient green power system for Barbuda

The UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund, UAE-CREF, has announced a partnership to restore power to Barbuda following the near-total destruction of the island after Hurricane Irma struck in September 2017.

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