Caribbean Sustainable Energy Program Project Review Workshop

Bridgetown, Barbados

October 12, 2011

Objectives of the Presentation
Overview of CSEP accomplishments Phase I: Policy Framework Development National Energy Policies and Sustainable Energy Plans Phase II: Implementation of the Policy Framework Adoption of Policy and Regulatory Reforms Awareness and Information Strengthening Local Institutions Project Development National and Regional Priorities in CSEP Fourth / Final Year

CSEP 101
“Building Partnerships for Economic Growth and Energy Security”

• Countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts &
Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent & Grenadines

• Overall objective: Address market conditions for the development and use of
renewable energy and energy efficiency systems by mitigating the barriers to their implementation and use

• Project Partners: OAS, CARICOM Secretariat, CARILEC, Renewable Energy and
Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)

• Project Duration: 48 months (October 2008 – October 2012) • Project Funding: €1.4MM (EU) plus €0.570MM (partners in-kind)

Overview of CSEP accomplishments

Phase I: Policy Framework Formulation Antigua and Barbuda
– First draft National Energy Policy submitted on October 2010 – In March 2011, Final NEP was presented in a National Consultation – Final NEP pending approval by Cabinet.
By 2030 Antigua & Barbuda will meet the needs of the present generation while safeguarding the environment and enabling future generations to meet their own energy needs.

Phase I: Policy Framework Formulation The Bahamas
– In October 2010 was held a stakeholder workshop to present potential RE/EE options and the regulatory changes as part of the NEP. (lead by Inter-American Development Bank) – A National Consultation to get feedback is planned for November 2011 – Pending approval by Cabinet.

The ultimate goal is to protect gross domestic product, foreign exchange and reserves while simultaneously minimizing energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency and security.

Phase I: Policy Framework Formulation Commonwealth of Dominica
– First draft National Energy Policy presented on July 2009 – Final draft NEP presented to Cabinet on June 2010. The Cabinet suggested a NEP revision and update the SEP. – In October 2011, CSEP is hiring a consultant to make the revision of the Final NEP and update/Final SEP. The philosophy which underpins the National Energy Policy is the exploitation of renewable energy resources and conservation

Phase I: Policy Framework Formulation Grenada
– First draft National Energy Policy presented in July 2010 – Final draft NEP was presented to Cabinet in August 2010. – The Cabinet approved the Final NEP in early 2011. Ensure access to affordable, equitable, and reliable energy sources and services to drive and secure national development, and to improve the quality of life for all of its citizens.

Phase I: Policy Framework Formulation Saint Kitts and Nevis

– First draft National Energy Policy presented in April 2010. – Multi-sector meetings were held in Nevis and St. Kitts (1) the Final NEP (2) Energy Sector Digest, and (3) the Energy Action Plan. Become a twin-island nation with a sustainable energy sector where reliable, renewable, clean and affordable energy services are provided to all its citizens

Phase I: Policy Framework Formulation Saint Lucia
– National Energy Policy was submitted to the Government in January 2010 (six years of work supported by CREDP-GIZ and final stages by
CSEP/OAS)

– Ministerial Cabinet approved the NEP in June 2010.
The Government will ensure the development, and/or exploitation, of new and RE resources as an important measure in its efforts to establish Saint Lucia as a “Sustainable Energy Demonstration Country.

Phase I: Policy Framework Formulation
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

– National Energy Policy was approved by Cabinet in February 2009 (Lead by CREDP-GIZ) – Energy Action Plan was approved by Cabinet in April 2010 (Lead
by CREDP-GIZ and final stages by CSEP/OAS) Energy plays a major role in the diversification efforts of the country’s economy and in the pursuit of poverty reduction.

Phase II: Policy Framework Implementation Policy and Regulatory Reforms

Saint Kitts and Nevis: Draft Power Purchase Agreement
for the development of wind energy in Nevis (2010).

Dominica: Geothermal Resource bill and environmental
and planning regulations for RE electricity generation (2010-2011) (sponsor by World Bank).

Phase II: Policy Framework Implementation Policy and Regulatory Reforms
Saint Lucia: Draft Final Geothermal Resource
Development Bill. National Consultation planned Oct 25 ’11

Grenada: Draft Geothermal Resource bill (2011)
(co-sponsor by ECPA Caribbean).

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Draft Geothermal
Resource bill (2011)

Phase II: Policy Framework Implementation Awareness and Information

Several trainings directed for energy sector stakeholders: • • • • • 1st Eastern Caribbean Geothermal Conference (2009) Regional Energy Auditing Workshop (2010) Sustainable Energy Study Tour (2010) RE/EE Workshop and a tour to NREL facilities (2011) Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (2009/2010/2011)

Phase II: Policy Framework Implementation Awareness and Information

Two trainings directed for other key stakeholders: • Dialogue for officials at Bureau of Standards -> Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Schemes (2011). • Workshop for Caribbean Educators -> awareness and education and revision of educational materials (2011).

Phase II: Policy Framework Implementation Awareness and Information

First CARICOM Energy Week -> November 6 – 12, 2011 CSEP will sponsor some of the activities proposed by each of its seven participating countries

Phase II: Policy Framework Implementation Strengthening Local Institutions
Support Energy Desks for the promotion, selection, and management of SE programs/projects including:
• Establishment of the National Energy Task Force in Antigua and Barbuda • Strengthening Energy Desk Offices in Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines • Establishment of the Regional Coordinating Unit in Saint Lucia

Phase II: Policy Framework Implementation Project Development

CSEP and ECPA Caribbean Initiative joined efforts (2011):

• Antigua and Barbuda: Eco-friendly Power Generation
in the National Parks (PV Output: 5.16 kWp) • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Photovoltaic Project for the Administrative Building (size: 9.9 kW)

National and Regional Priorities in CSEP Fourth / Final Year

1.

Launch a Regional Program for Awareness and Education in the Schools

2.
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Improve financing of RE/EE projects in the Caribbean
Assessment of barriers and challenges for financing SE Projects Regional Sustainable Energy Financing Consultation Sustainable Energy Finance Guide Regional Sustainable Energy Financing Workshop

(Coordination with CREDP/GIZ)

3. 4.

Improve Energy Statistics and Energy Information System
(Coordination with OLADE, CARICOM Secretariat)

Performed national energy audits at least in 1-5 buildings
(Coordination with the US/LCCC Program)

5.

Execute renewable resource assessments and prefeasibility studies
(In coordination with CREDP/GIZ)

6.
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Project preparation, development and energy efficiency project financing
Draft Design Guideline for energy efficient building design in tropical climates

(Coordination with CREDP/GIZ and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Courts)

Sustainable Energy – No longer the impossible Dream !

PV Systems at St Mary’s College in St. Lucia

Wind turbines at Maddens estate in Nevis

Winner Girl on a Energy Conservation Contest in Antigua

OAS Energy Team
Mark Lambrides - Chief mlambrides@oas.org Francisco Burgos fburgos@oas.org CSEP Regional Coordinating Unit Ruben Contreras rcontreras@oas.org Kevin de Cuba kdecuba@oas.org Adriana Jauregui ajauregui@oas.org Juan Cruz Monticelli jmonticelli@oas.org Carolina Peña cpena@oas.org Charlene Solozano csolozano@oas.org

Thank you!
Energy and Climate Change Mitigation Department of Sustainable Development - DSD Organization of American States Castries, St. Lucia T. 1-758-452-4330 F. 1-758-452-4792 C. 1-758-719-5450 www.oas.org/dsd www.sepa-americas.net

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