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

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Caribbean Regulators

Energy utilities and energy ministries, by 2021, will have new vulnerability analysis with recommendations for resilient planning and design of the national energy system.

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Caribbean Regulators

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.

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Energy Utilities

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.

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Energy Utilities

by 2021, would have each developed a new good practice approach to climate-resilient planning and operation of their energy systems with potential for replication in the region.

Key Cli-RES Partnerships

To achieve its mission, Cli-RES works in close cooperation with these key regional institutions:

CARICOM Secretariat
CARICOM Secretariat
Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE)
Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE)
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
CARICOM Development Fund (CDF)
CARICOM Development Fund (CDF)
Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC)
Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC)
Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH)
Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH)
Caribbean Regional Organization for Standards and Quality Centre (CROSQ)
Caribbean Regional Organization for Standards and Quality Centre (CROSQ)
University of the West Indies (UWI)
University of the West Indies (UWI)

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