Photo: Yhomo Hutchinson
This past February 26th & 27th in Jamaica, the IV edition of the Energy & Climate Partnership of the Americas took place with the participation of regional policy-makers, the Inter-American Development Bank, and private sector. Solartia assisted to the ministerial meetings as part of the private sector delegation and experienced first hand how the Caribbean's energy industry is rallying together towards improving energy efficiency and accesibility.
New challenges lie ahead for all stakeholders: policy-making, financial frameworks, fiscal impact, grid integration, energy security and accesibility, innovation, energy storage, and e-mobility, among others, but the stage of the Energy & Climate Partnership of the Americas allows for the industry to re-group and adjust to the ever-changing energy maze, keeping a continous improvement approach.
History will provide a scathing rebuke of this generation of leaders if we fail to move from words to action. Time is against us. We can deliver on our commitments to our people if we focus on our strengths and not our differences.
Hon. Fayval Williams, MP; Jamaica
Hybrid micro-grids, like the one developed by Solartia on a Caribbean island, are quickly becoming the new standard, as adding energy storage systems allows for "squeezing" as much green electricity as possible from clean energy projects.
The importance of energy storage and developing hybrid micro-grids was clear among all stakeholders. These are central components to kickstart e-mobility and improve sustainability in the region: micro-grids and energy storage not only can improve people's way of life through energy security and universal access, but they can also increase a region's resiliency to natural disaster. Energy storage and micro-grids help countries achieve their sustainability goals, improve livelihood, and increase resiliency to climate change.
Together we can modernize the electricity systems of our countries to ensure a brighter future for our people and planet.
Alexander E. Larios
Chief Commercial Officer