Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum featuring Big Geothermal Debate, Miami 7-9 Nov. 2018
The 10th Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) will be taking place in Miami/ Florida November 7-9, 2018. As part of a wide program, it will feature a specific geothermal debate with panelists from development banks, an energy company and supplier and government representative.
At the upcoming Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum, 7-9 November 2018 – a specific session on geothermal energy will be part of an interesting agenda on the Caribbean grid aspired to be resilient, clean, independent and modern. Across 25 panels, workshops and stakeholder meetings, over 100 regional and industry leaders will debate and discuss a roadmap to get there.
The specific session “The Big Geothermal Debate” will discuss the potential role of geothermal energy in the regional energy matrix.
How resilient is geothermal vs. other forms of generation? Is geothermal a competitor or complement to solar and storage? How does pricing compare? Will strong multilateral support ultimately lead to a robust geothermal sector? To include an update on progress towards projects in Dominica, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, SVG, and Dominica.
Panelists of the session are:
- Christiaan Gischler, INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK, Lead Energy Specialist
- Hon. Ian “Patches” Liburd, MINISTER OF INFRASTRUCTURE, URBAN DEVELOPMENT & TRANSPORT, St. Kitts
- Rahm Orenstein, ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES, INC., VP, Business Development – Americas
- Elvira Morella, THE WORLD BANK, Senior Energy Specialist
- Joseph Williams, CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (CDB), Head (ag.), Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Unit
The full agenda for the event can be found here.