The Government of Guyana Participates in EU – Caribbean Energy Conference in Barbados
Ministry of Natural Resources, Guyana, Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The Guyana Government was represented at the historic EU-CARIBBEAN Sustainable Energy Conference that was held at Barbados’ Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre – October 10 – 11, 2016, by a team comprising Hon. David Patterson and Raphael Trotman, Ministers of Public Infrastructure and Natural Resources respectively, and Justice (ret’d) Prem Persaud, Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission, Mr. Horace Williams of the Hinterland Electrification Programme and Mr. Dolwin Khan of the Guyana Energy Agency.
This conference, the first of its kind, brought together Ministers of Caribbean governments, CARICOM’s Secretary General and team, energy experts, financiers and private sector representatives, to discuss how the Caribbean can achieve its energy transformation goals with European Union support.
The keynote address was delivered by Prime Minister of Barbados, the Right Honourable Freundel Stuart, and topics covered included:
- Goals for renewable energy and energy efficiency
- Opportunities for investment;
- EU funding instruments;
- Regulatory frameworks;
- Technology, innovation and cooperation; and
- Regional interconnection
Minister Trotman participated in a Ministerial Panel on Sustainable Energy Policies and bilateral discussions were held with various Ministers and representatives of the European Investment Bank (EIB), among others.