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Join us in Miami from October 6th-8th for CREF 2014 and the largest and longest established Caribbean renewables event in the hemisphere.

If CREF is the hub for the Caribbean energy markets, so Miami is the nexus for the region as a whole. We are excited to be bringing CREF to a city which will maximize our ability to connect Caribbean energy stakeholders to international capital and technology.

500 delegates from 40 countries, including officials from 18 Caribbean jurisdictions, signed up for CREF 2013 in Aruba for what was our biggest event to date.

As prospects for utility scale and distributed generation continue to emerge region-wide, join governments, utilities, multilaterals, developers and financiers at CREF 2014 for two days of intense networking, transacting, discussion and debate.


07.10.14 | UK Government to Participate in CREF 2014; Focus on Offshore Renewables & the Scottish Experience
Reflecting its long standing objective to improve access to greener and more affordable sources of energy in the Caribbean, the UK Government has announced a partnership with the organizers of CREF 2014 to share the UK experience and showcase British expertise. Participation will comprise both a presence on the agenda where the UK will co-host a session on off-shore renewables, and a strong presence in the exhibit hall highlighting UK commercial expertise in the renewables arena.  Additionally, the UK will partner with CREF to share the Scottish Island’s experience of growing a local renewable energy supply chain and the techniques developed for integrating multiple sources of energy on a constrained island grid as part of the Sustainable Island Initiative.

07.01.14 | Government of Barbados Confirm Country Roadshow; Minister of State, Hon. Darcy Boyce, to Present
Barbados, long touted as one of the most progressive markets in the region, has passed new legislation to facilitate the licensing of independent power producers to sell electricity to the grid and is in the process of finalizing a draft National Energy Policy which will support the diversification of the energy matrix. The organizers of CREF are delighted to announce that Minister Darcy Boyce of Barbados will present a Barbados Roadshow at CREF 2014 and will explore how the new policy environment translates into future opportunities for renewable development.

06.20.14 | Emera Caribbean Announces Sponsorship of CREF 2014
Emera Caribbean, one of the region's most prominent utility companies, has announced that it will sponsor CREF 2014. Emera is the majority owner of Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) and of Light & Power Holdings (LPH). LPH is the parent company of Barbados Light & Power (BLPC) in Barbados, majority shareholder in Dominica Electricity Services (DOMLEC), and an investor in St. Lucia Electricity Services Ltd. (LUCELEC) in St. Lucia. Emera Caribbean's sponsorship of CREF 2014 reflects its commitment to delivering reliable, cost-efficient, energy to its customers across the region.

06.02.14 | USVI Confirms Country Roadshow at CREF 2014; VIWAPA & VI Energy Office to Host
The organizers of CREF are pleased to announce that the USVI will host a Country Roadshow at CREF 2014. Led by Karl Knight, Director of the U.S. Virgin Islands Energy Office, and by Hugo Hodge, Executive Director of VIWAPA, the Roadshow will explore a market that is in transition. "Project Gamechanger" will see the USVI convert from fuel oil to propane later this year. Meanwhile, recent legislation introduced a feed-in tariff for the purchase of up to 15MW of distributed generation. The Roadshow will explore challenges to the energy transition and investigate emerging opportunities for investment in utility scale and distributed projects.

06.01.14 | Mayor of Miami Confirmed to Open CREF 2014
The office of Tomás Regalado, Mayor of the City of Miami, has confirmed that he will open the 2014 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF 2014). The opening ceremony will take place on October 7th, following a day of private government meetings and a workshop for utility CEOs on the economics of energy storage.

04.08.14 | WRB Energy Announces Senior Sponsorship of CREF 2014
WRB Energy, a subsidiary of WRB Enterprises and developer of renewable projects in Latin America & the Caribbean, recently announced senior sponsorship of CREF 2014. WRB Energy, founded in 2013, was one of the winning bidders on Jamaica’s recent RFP for 115MW of renewable energy. WRB will supply 20MW of energy to the grid from a solar PV installation.

04.03.14 | National Energy Commission (CNE) of the Dominican Republic to Sponsor CREF 2014
The National Energy Commission of the Dominican Republic has announced that it will support and sponsor the 2014 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF). CNE’s participation in CREF will focus on providing delegates with a clear sense of opportunities for investment and development in what is one of the region’s largest markets.

CREF 2014 Agenda

Bringing senior regional stakeholders together with world-class providers of technology and financing in a fully interactive, challenging environment, there is no other event like CREF.

Download the most recent CREF 2014 agenda here.

Confirmed speakers for 2014 include:

Senator The Hon. Darcy Boyce, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Government of Barbados
Hon. Rene Jean-Jumeau, Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister in Charge of Energy Security
Dr. Warren Smith, President, The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
Tomás Pedro Regalado, Mayor, City of Miami
Franklin A. Hoevertsz, Managing Director, Utilities Aruba
Hugo Hodge, Executive Director & CEO, VIWAPA
Karl Knight, Director, Virgin Islands Energy Office
Michael Bax, Director, InterEnergy – USA/Dominican Republic
Buck Martinez, Senior Director, Florida Power & Light – USA
Robert Blenker, CEO, WRB Energy – USA
Stefan Dijkers, CFO, ContourGlobal – France
Jeane Nikolai, Director of Energy, Government of Bermuda
Honourable ‘Akau’ola, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Tonga
Richard Cabello, Manager, Latin America & the Caribbean, IFC Advisory Services in Public Private Partnerships
Adam Warren, Group Manager, Project Development & Finance, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Bruce Levy, CEO & President, BMR Energy - USA
Bruce Tsuchida, Principal, The Brattle Group
Paul Hibbard, Vice President, Analysis Group


This is how you can get involved now:

Attend. Register to Attend. A 20% discount is in place until July 1st.

Speak. A handful of speaker opportunities are still available. Complete the Speaker Submission form today.

Sponsor/Exhibit. Download the sponsorship and exhibitor brochure here






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