ENABLING POWER SECTOR RESILIENCE IN THE CARIBBEAN
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is implementing the “Climate Resilient and Sustainable Energy Supply” (Cli-RES) project in close collaboration with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. Cli-RES’s regional interventions focus on strengthening the resilience of the region’s power sector and are guided by the CARICOM Energy Policy (CEP), the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS), and other national policies and strategies on sustainable energy across CARICOM member states and the Dominican Republic.
By 2021, Cli-RES interventions will restructure the current energy systems to significantly improve energy security in selected Caribbean countries; build and maintain a robust electricity system that can withstand, respond and adapt to external shocks; improve system reliability and diversify their resource mix; and promote clean economic growth and lessening dependence on costly, imported petroleum fuels.
Cli-RES IN ACTION
Cli-RES is supporting the region’s transition towards climate resilience by enabling selected member states with the capacity and infrastructure to effectively implement measures for sustainable and climate-dependent energy supplies.
Key Cli-RES Impact
Energy utilities and energy ministries, by 2021, will have new vulnerability analysis with recommendations for resilient planning and design of the national energy system.
Energy utilities and energy ministries, by 2021, will have Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning (IRRP) for the energy sector, including plans for measures and investments.
With Cli-RES’s support, 6 energy utilities that are members of the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) by 2021, would have accessed CARILEC’s advice and services to plan and implement measures to increase the resilience of their energy systems.
Key Cli-RES Partnerships
To achieve its mission, Cli-RES works in close cooperation with these key regional institutions: