sustained population growth, and the consequent need to augment economic activities whereenergy is indispensable, and 2) the ever increasing challenge of energy security affected by thevolatile international crude oil market, which leads to expensive petroleum derived fuels such as jet fuel, diesel, fuel oil, or gasoline, combined with increased competition to access basic energyresources for power generation and transport fuels. Table 1 below lists key demographic andenergy sector characteristics for the Caribbean OAS Member States.
Table 1. Overview of the Energy Statistics of Caribbean Basin OAS Member States
56CountryApprox.PopulationGDP(US$-nominal)per cap.UtilityGen.Capacity(MW)Primary Energy consumption forelectricity production (TJ)PetroleumHydroTotalAverageElec. Rate(US$/kWh)
Antigua &Barbuda69,10813,092APUA^61.4100.100*0.35Bahamas303,77019,781GBP†140100.1,810*0.22Barbados280,94613,605The Barbados Light&Power Company Limited 240 20,046 . . 0.3 Belize 300,000 4,098 Belize electricity Limited, CFEand BECOL 52 516395 0.22Dominica78,0004,333DOMLEC244291355640.45DominicanRepublic9,904,0004,147Haina (private)Itabo (private)Hydroelectricity (public)Independent Power Producers(IPPs) (private)Unión Fenosa (private)CEPP (private)Transcontinental Capital Corp.(private)Monte Rio (private)AES (private)Metaldom (private)Laesa (private)3,394.1011,5176,768.0.172Grenada89, 7035,571GRENLEC38.8100.160*0.3Guyana751,0001,365Guyana Power and Light, Inc.(GPL), Linden Power CompanyInc. (LPC) among others.Less than100. 36. 0.27 Haiti8,500,000630Electricité d’Haïti (EDH)2702,785936 . 0.26Jamaica2,780,1324,172Jamaica Public Service CompanyLimited (JPS)InstalledCap. 621.7158,000540. 0.25St. Kitts & Nevis45,00010,143St. Kitts Electr. Dept./ NEVLEC34.51082- (0)-10820.28St. Lucia155,0005,689LUCELEC56.82612.26120.28St. Vincent& theGrenadines117,8485,229VINLEC33.1782295*0.3Suriname470,7844,577The Electric Utility Company of Suriname (EBS)3895040.0.040 (0.30in remoteareas)Trinidad &Tobago1,056,60815,905Trinidad and Tobago ElectricityCommission1416.7400,900..0.14
See Annex A for a complete overview of the sources for this table.
*Measured in Millions of kWh †Grand Bahama Island only ^Antigua Island only
Include a general statement about the sources for statistics, such as (local Utility/electricity Companies) also