Government Stakeholder meeting and Multi-Sector stakeholder Consultation in Dominica

Roseau, Dominica

March 23 and March 25, 2009

On March 23rd, 2009, high-level authorities of the Government of Dominica will meet with representatives from the OAS and other international organizations at the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau, Dominica, to discuss opportunities and proposed implementation actions to advance the development of a National Energy Policy (NEP) and a Sustainable Energy Plan (SEP). This first government stakeholder meeting of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) is being organized by the programís implementing agency in partnership with the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), the CARICOM Secretariat, the Caribbean Energy Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC), and the Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Program.  Financial support for the program is provided by the European Commission.

The Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy and Ports and the OAS have been working together to advance the preparation of a comprehensive energy policy and implementation plan that will lay out a pathway for the transition of the energy sector toward a more sustainable future.  The approach is expected to target energy efficiency improvements, the incorporation of renewable energy alternatives, institutional strengthening, and other measures that will help reduce energy costs while enhancing the reliability of the system.  

On March 25th, 2009, the CSEP Project partners will continue these discussions, bringing in other key energy sector stakeholders outside of the government together with the relevant ministries.  Among those participating will be the commercial sector, non-profit organizations, civil society, international financial and technical agencies and the scientific and academic communities.  A key objective for this session will be the development of a collaborative relationship with the electric utility DOMLEC, and with other potential energy generators, including those currently pursuing geothermal power.  Long-term sustainability in the energy sector will require considerable collaboration and participation among all of the key actors in this arena.

Agenda Mar 23 l Agenda Mar 25 l Press Release





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