CCETS 2015 – March 24-27, 2015
Marriott Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort, St. Thomas, USVI
The inaugural Caribbean Clean Energy Technology Symposium (CCETS), jointly hosted by Caribbean Central American Action, the United States Department of Energy, the Government of the United States Virgin Islands, and the Inter-American Development Bank, was a successful gathering of key stakeholders from the public and private sectors in the U.S. and Caribbean for three days of interactive dialogue and networking events.
CCETS 2015 gathered over 240 participants, including several regional ministers, U.S. government officials, financing institutions, development agencies, investors, educators, and suppliers among others. For a detailed agenda with speakers, topics covered, partners and sponsors as well as the final participant list, please click on the links below:
The goal of the Caribbean Clean Energy Technology Symposium (CCETS) is to bring together countries and sector experts to share best practices and to work together to identify common goals and create action plans with deliverables that will lead to increasing access to energy efficiency and clean and renewable energy technology in Caribbean nations.
This is driven by in-depth, practical discussion and planning via working groups focused on energy education, economic development, building efficiency, electric utilities, base load electricity diversification, and climate change and resilience.
CCETS provides not only an opportunity to have an exchange of ideas on some of the predominant technology and emerging strategic thinking on regional energy solutions, it also provides a roadmap for stakeholders to partner, through working groups and strategic alliances, to build regional capacity and advance the implementation process.
- To review the energy situation in the Caribbean today; examine what has worked, what has not, and identify opportunities going forward.
- To collaborate with Caribbean governments and institutions to support their targets and goals for energy efficiency and clean and renewable energy development.
- To develop concrete activities that Caribbean nations can pursue to green their economy, promote economic development, create jobs.
- To increase the focus on renewable energy education at all levels, including K-12, career and technical training, university level, and training for policy makers and their staff.
- To provide regional, U.S., and international expertise and practical case study examples to contribute to decision making and the creation of action plans and peer networks.
To request more information on CCETS, please contact CCAA by calling (202) 464-2031.