Snapshot of energy storage in Latin America and the Caribbean

Energy storage will play key a role in the energy transformation. The extent of the growth of battery storage will depend on both the extent of the decrease in battery storage costs and the development of regulatory regimes that reward the services that storage is capable of providing.

Blockchain-managed renewable energy partnership in Jamaica

ImpactPPA announces today their newest renewable energy power generation project for one of Jamaica’s largest law firms, Myers, Fletcher & Gordon. The project will be managed on ImpactPPA’s blockchain financing platform, bringing together an innovative form of energy generation and energy financing.

Jamaica’s renewable hybrid microgrid is a lesson for the world

ABB will deliver a microgrid with integrated wind and solar resources, adding to more than 40 other similar projects the company has worked on worldwide already. ABB said it will be a “24.5MW microgrid facility and energy storage system”. It will run on the company’s ABB Ability platform, which it delivers across a range of industries to digitally connect, control and monitor systems and individual components.

Ground broken for largest solar plant in the Caribbean

While Jamaica continues to lead the rest of the world in energy diversification, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley says that his Government does not intend to become complacent but will intensify its efforts to reduce the…

CREF Project Award Winners

The Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF), the largest annual gathering of the Caribbean renewable energy market, today announced seven projects as recipients of its first annual CREF Project Awards. The awards represent a wide spectrum of size and technologies and are given…

What It Will Take to Rebuild the Caribbean With Clean Energy

The devastating impacts of Hurricane Irma and Maria on energy systems in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the Caribbean highlight an energy security problem that has been lurking for decades. Massive damage to centralized grids will mean that many of…

Caribbean Nations Turn to Renewable Energy

The Caribbean faces several challenges to its energy sector, which harm the region’s people and potential for economic growth. The Caribbean power generation sector receives 87 percent of its energy production from imported fossil fuels, despite the availability of solar,…

Funds secured for new Jamaica’s new LED streetlight system

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved funding of US$25 million to replace existing streetlights in Jamaica with high efficiency light-emitting diode (LED) lamps. The funds are being provided to the Jamaica Public Service Company…

Jamaica’s biofuels project reaches vehicular trials

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has announced that the biodiesel research being conducted by the energy company in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, Bodles Agricultural Research Station and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) is now…

Jamaica Gets First Grant Under US Clean Energy Finance Facility

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the first grant through the Clean Energy Finance Facility for the Caribbean and Central America (CEFF-CCA), to help develop a 37 megawatt solar farm in Westmoreland. CEFF-CCA will provide support…