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Geothermal panel at the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum, Oct. 19-21, 2015

InterContinental, Miami, Florida (source: flickr/ getmahesh, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 23 Sep 2015

A Geothermal Panel at the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum taking place October 19-21, 2015 in Miami Florida, will be looking at what could help make geothermal development kick off and what is currently hindering development in the Caribbean.

The Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum to take place, October 19-21, 2015 in Miami, Florida will feature a geothermal panel.

In the panel “Geothermal: Life After Guadeloupe – Dominica, Nevis & St. Lucia”, a diverse group will look at geothermal in the Caribbean. The panel will be chaired by Christiaan Gischler, Senior Energy Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank.

“30 years after Guadeloupe opened the Bouillante plant, the Caribbean is still waiting for the next wave of geothermal generation. Nevis, Dominica, Montserrat & St. Lucia have traveled different roads but are close, we are told, to breakthrough. Do we have workable solutions to upfront risk mitigation and long-term financing? How are the donors & multilaterals shaping (or hindering) the process? Are Caribbean projects lacking in scale and too small to attract the right developers?

Participants in the panel will be:

  • Sylvester-Clauzel, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, St. Lucia.
  • Ellsworth Dacon, Director Energy Unit of the Ministry of National Security, Air and Seaport Development, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Zhihong Zhang, Clean Technology Fund (CTF) Senior Program Coordinator, The World Bank
  • Hon Ian “Patches” Liburd, Minister, Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Post, Urban Development and Transport, St. Kitts and Nevis

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