Energy supply is inextricably linked to a country’s economic development, resilience, growth, and unlocking opportunities for increased social development and prosperity for citizens.

The Caribbean’s power sector is vulnerable and faces a myriad of threats which compromises the safety, reliability, and affordability of power delivery. These threats are either natural (hurricane, floods, earthquakes), technological (equipment and infrastructural failure, unpredictable loads), or human-caused (accidents, malicious events) and can affect power generation, transmission, distribution.

A sustainable energy supply, requires that energy systems and infrastructure are designed to withstand the projected impact of these threats and most importantly, climate change.

Unfortunately, many Caribbean nations are yet to consider and integrate climate and climate‑related disaster risks, as well as relevant protection measures, into energy sector planning.

In an effort to strengthen the resilience of the Caribbean’s Power Sector, Cli-RES is supporting the implementation of an Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning (IRRP) project.

The IRRP project provides technical assistance and capacity-building to power sector agencies in four (4) Caribbean countries.

Through the Cli-RES supported IRRP project, energy actors (policymakers, planners, and system operators) will be equipped with the capacity and resources to safeguard current power distribution systems and plan for and invest in the improved resilience of the power sector in their countries. Through resilience planning interventions, actors can anticipate, prepare for, and adapt to the threats and potential faults on the power distribution system and devise strategies to mitigate them.

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IRRP Publications

IRRP Factsheet Guyana Technical Audience

IRRP Factsheet Guyana Non-Technical Audience

IRRP Factsheet Belize Technical Audience

IRRP Factsheet Belize Non-Technical Audience

IRRP Factsheet Trinidad and Tobago Technical Audience

IRRP Factsheet Trinidad and Tobago Non-Technical Audience

IRRP Articles

CCREEE Workshop Series Focuses on Demand Projection and Demand Side Management

13 April 2021

The Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) has been hosting a series of virtual capacity building sessions to help prepare regional energy actors for the future of the electricity sector.
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Building on Solid Foundations: The Key to a Successful IRRP

29 March 2021

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Introduction to Grid Modelling

23 March 2021

Grid modelling and grid impact studies have become increasingly important for effective energy system planning as it provides policymakers and other energy actors with key information that produces good estimates for future energy systems.

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CCREEE IRRP Workshop Series: Data Collection and Climate Vulnerability Modelling

4-9 March 2021

The Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) is mandated to help several CARICOM member States develop and implement their respective integrated resource and resilience plans (IRRPs).
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CCREEE Develops Capacity of Hydropower Project Developers

26 February 2021

At the 82nd Special Meeting of the Council of Trade and Economic Development (COTED), CARICOM endorsed the methodology, principles, and practices of Integrated Resource and Resilience Plans (IRRPs) as the preferred method for renewable energy (RE) development for CARICOM Member States, each of which will have produced a national IRRP by 2023.

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IRRPs Advance in 3 Countries, New Beneficiaries Added

22 January 2021

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Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning to Strengthen Caribbean Energy Sector and Boost Climate Resilience

Oct 30 2020

In the past decade, Caribbean countries have endured increasingly abnormal hydro-meteorological phenomena which have decimated communities and local industries, collapsed energy infrastructure, ravaged regional budgets and laid bare the low resilience of Caribbean energy systems to climate change.

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CCREEE Works Toward a Resilient Caribbean through Integrated Resource and Resilience Plans

May 13, 2020

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Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning to Strengthen Caribbean Energy Sector and Boost Climate Resilience

13 April 2020

Caribbean countries have endured increasingly abnormal hydro-meteorological phenomenons which have decimated communities and industries, collapsed energy infrastructure, ravaged regional budgets and exposed the low resilience of Caribbean energy systems to climate change.

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