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.