Is There a Future for Offshore Wind in the Caribbean?

Start: Monday, September 13, 2021 at 11:00

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Monday, September 13, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ADT

Offshore Wind energy is in an exploratory stage in the English-speaking Caribbean, with various island nations expressing interest but in the early stages of assessing viability. Barbados, for example, is examining the potential for bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind. As part of its national goal to generate power from renewable sources, Jamaica now hopes to build offshore wind farms. Looking south to Guyana, Hope Energy Development recently submitted an EIA for the construction and operation of the first large-scale wind farm in the country along the East coast of the Demerara. In Trinidad and Tobago, a wind resource assessment is presently underway involving a University of the West Indies and private sector partnership.

Co-hosted by the UK Government, join us for a webinar as we explore the potential for offshore wind energy to play a meaningful role in the energy transition across the Caribbean.

Drawing on Caribbean and UK experience, our panelists will explore:
• Offshore energy and its implications for Caribbean grids
• Regulatory considerations for offshore wind
• Strategies to increase investment in offshore wind

We'll hear from:
• YuenFan Chueng, Head of Offshore Wind, the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
• Michael Kendall, Business Development Manager, Teeside Valley Combined Authority
• Reena Panchorie, Country Director, UK Department for International Trade
• Keisha Reid, Programme Manager, Ministry of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Government of Barbados
• Joseph Williams, Coordinator, Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency, Caribbean Development Bank (moderator)