Much like the age-old adage that “knowledge is power,” TAPSEC will team up with local and regional education organisations to restructure the current information pathways available to students, professionals, and all relevant Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) practitioners. This component, specifically, strengthens the individual, collective, and institutional capacity of key stakeholders to deliver technical solutions in the renewable energy and energy efficiency environment. These interventions will significantly expand the capacity of these key persons to deliver the solutions necessary to create meaningful change for present and future generations.

The Information and Capacity Development interventions will result in the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) becoming the catalyst for energy information and the leading sustainable energy capacity development organisation in the region by 2021.  Within the scope of a Financing Agreement, TAPSEC is supporting CCREEE to achieve several institutional and regional capacity and information related interventions towards transformation into a robust regional, energy knowledge management hub. At the heart of CCREEE’s undertakings is the establishment of the CARICOM Energy Knowledge Hub (CEKH): an online platform to collectivise energy information and the management of knowledge products across the Caribbean.

These early interventions achieved under the TAPSEC are meant to springboard a regional approach to energy-related capacity development which will be led and sustained by the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the region’s transition to a sustainable energy future.  More succinctly, CCREEE will become the answer to the who, what, when, where and how for all things Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) in the Caribbean.

Information and Capacity Development Interventions

Key Information and Capacity Development Impact

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Data Repository

By 2021, a data repository on RE/EE data and information, including model feasibility assessments, will be established and made accessible to the public

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RE/EE Technologies

By 2021, following the identification and strengthening of regional centres of excellence, 4 RE/EE technologies will be well-equipped to provide services throughout the region.

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Practitioners

By 2021, 30 practitioners, of which 33% will be female, will be trained and supported to advance their professional careers in the RE/EE spheres

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CARIFORUM countries

By 2021, 5 CARIFORUM countries will be supported to execute electricity grid modelling exercises

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University Students

By 2021, 16 university students from across the region– of which 33% will be female– will benefit from internships within the region’s leading energy and climate resilience-related organisations

Key Information and Capacity Development Partnerships

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)
Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC)
Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC)
Caribbean Regional Organization for Standards and Quality Centre (CROSQ)
Caribbean Regional Organization for Standards and Quality Centre (CROSQ)
University of the West Indies
University of the West Indies
Caribbean Examination Council
Caribbean Examination Council
Organization of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR)
Organization of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR)
Regional Universities Network
Regional Universities Network
Ministry of Energy and Mining Dominican Republic (MEM)
Ministry of Energy and Mining Dominican Republic (MEM)

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