Martinique hosts Carib Energy Conference

Martinique was able to highlight some of its accomplishments in the field of renewable energy by hosting the first Caribbean conference on energy transition (CTEC 2013).

Boasting the French island’s advances in providing positive energy housing, photovoltaic power plants, a waste incineration power producer, biomass-energy and geothermal energy projects, the conference proved a success for the region.

The two-day conference focused on establishing regional collaboration through the exchange of experience, policies for the development of renewable energies, the use of public financing and governance tools.

The high profile event brought together heads of state, ambassadors, experts and delegates from 15 jurisdictions in the Caribbean. Their participation in workshops and plenary sessions was aimed at developing a future regional strategy for energy transition in the greater Caribbean, including its regulation and financing.

This first session of the regional conference, organized by the Regional Council of Martinique, provided its President Serge Letchimy with the opportunity to confirm the French Overseas Department’s commitment to regional integration.

“The conference has brought positive results for a historical event in Martinique. We are proud to be leading the way in Caribbean energy transition through innovative, new technologies that will be showcased during the next regional conference that will be hosted by Martinique again in 2015,” he said.

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