Advancing geothermal energy in the Eastern Caribbean, Roundtable, St. Lucia – 5 Dec. 2018

Advancing geothermal energy in the Eastern Caribbean, Roundtable, St. Lucia – 5 Dec. 2018 Soufriere, St. Lucia, Caribbean (source: flickr/ Roger W, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 3 Dec 2018

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is holding a Regional Geothermal Roundtable Dialogue in conjunction with a UNFC Geothermal Resource Classification Training, Decemberr 5-7, 2018.

A major gathering of regional and global geothermal experts will be convened in Saint Lucia, Caribbean to chart the way forward to transform the energy landscape of the OECS to deliver lower energy prices, reduce the costly dependence on imported fossil fuels and enhance the region’s efforts at climate change mitigation.

Organized under the title “Advancing Geothermal Energy In The OECS For Economic Development And Resilience”. OECS stands for he Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, an inter-governmental organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance between countries and dependencies in the Lesser Antilles in the Eastern Caribbean


A forum convening key experts and decision-makers in geothermal energy to help advance geothermal development in the region for the ultimate benefit of every citizen across the OECS.

Title: Regional Geothermal Roundtable Dialogue (on the 5th Dec) and the UNFC Geothermal Resource Classification Training (on the 6th & 7th Dec)

Agenda of the events (pdf)


Participants will include:

  • OECS Commission
  • International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
  • International Geothermal Association (IGA)
  • Key Policy Makers in the Geothermal Development Sector
  • Universities
  • Electric Utilities and Regulatory Commissions
  • Private Companies and other Organisations/Partners involved in the Geothermal Development Sector

Who should attend

The media is invited to attend. Access will be granted to leading geothermal experts and decision makers for interview and photo opportunities.


Wednesday 5 December 2018 – from 9:00am – Regional Geothermal Roundtable Dialogue

Thursday 6 December – Friday 7 December from 9:00am – UNFC Geothermal Resource Classification Training


Harbour Club, Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia


Mr. Martin Rufenach
Programme Specialist
Environmental Sustainable Cluster (ESC)
OECS Commission

P: (758) 485 6408

Source: OECS