Island Energy Snapshots – the Caribbean

The Islands of the Caribbean are known to have some of the highest electricity rates in the world, with the exception of only a few. This is primarily because more than 95 percent of their energy consumption is derived from imported petroleum products. The U.S. Department of Energy and its partners, through the Energy Transition…

What’s price got to do with it?

A lot, apparently. This is especially true when it comes to how efficiently we use electricity in Trinidad and Tobago, and by extension, our natural resources, since virtually all the electricity we use is generated from

REdiscover: Isla Turiguano Wind Park (Cuba)

The RE discover series continues….! In this article we venture to Cuba to rediscover the Isla Turiguano Wind Park. And for those of you who are geography enthusiast, the Isla Turiguano Wind Park is located on

REdiscover: SCASPA Solar Farm (St. Kitts)

The St Christopher Air, Sea and Ports Authority (SCASPA) solar farm is a 1.0 megawatt (MW) farm on the beautiful Island of St.Kitts. This farm, which is located just north of the runway at the

The Economics of Wind Power in Jamaica

In late 2013, the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) named three preferred bidders for the supply of up to 115 MW (megawatts) of electricity generation capacity from renewable energy. The three preferred bids amounted to a total 78 MW of energy only renewable energy capacity, including two projects offering energy from wind amounting to 58 MW,…

Cuba gone with the Winds

Cuba, the largest of the beautiful islands of the Caribbean – often referred to as the “Pearl of the Antilles”, recently unveiled plans to embark on a massive wind power development project. The project will see the integration

Geothermal Potential in the Caribbean:

As explained in the post tittle “introduction to geothermal energy“, geothermal energy is heat energy originating from beneath the Earth’s crust. This heat is continually produced by the natural decay of