CARILEC is pleased to announce the hosting of the CAREC Conference and Exhibition 2023 in Miami from September 24th to 28th! This year’s CAREC conference and exhibition will be held under the theme, “Transcending Barriers – Boosting the Region’s Development through Reliable, Affordable and Clean Electricity Supply & Resilient Power Grids.”
CARILEC has chosen this theme as it resonates with regional efforts for energy transition, decarbonization and energy security. Renewable energy expansion strategies, decentralized RE generation and grid flexibility have been undertaken towards the goals of security of supply, decarbonization and energy affordability. More complex and consistent technologies such as geothermal energy can potentially supply year-round baseload demands for several Caribbean countries along with utility-scale solar PV, wind and hydropower technologies and its direct-use can significantly advance small-scale developments in relation to the agricultural and tourism industries.
Battery energy storage systems (BESS) and critical grid infrastructure are being implemented across the region as more utility-scale RE projects come onstream. Having cost-efficient storage systems and appropriate smart grid technologies will promote grid reliability and the ability to withstand the effects of intermittent RE and extreme weather events. Moreover, energy services models such as the Integrated-Utility-Services (IUS) model can significantly support energy transition efforts and upscaling e-mobility within the Caribbean.
This theme explores innovative technologies, planning tools and processes, policies and regulation, financial planning and business models as well as regional and international best-practices that will contribute to reliable, affordable, and resilient electricity supply based on indigenous RE resources for the Caribbean power sector.
For further information on this conference contact our Events, Marketing and Member Services Department at [email protected]. This conference is targeted towards regional leaders and development partners, utility members, engineers, regulators, government officials, and technical managers of energy and electricity affiliated organizations.