Join us for the panel discussion at the Virtual Island Summit to find out how to support economic growth and sustainability in island states through clean energy development and integrated resource planning.
What is the Virtual Island Summit?
Organised by Island Innovation, The Virtual Island Summit is a free and entirely online event on 7-13 September, designed to connect global islands to share their common experiences. Speakers and attendees represent island communities from around the globe, including the Arctic, Caribbean, Europe, Indian Ocean, Pacific Islands, and South America. The event emphasises the need for input and partnerships from across the private, public, academic and NGO sectors to develop resilient, sustainable and prosperous islands.
Energy dependence - a common issue among islands
Many island states have historically been dependent on imported fossil fuels for power generation, however reliance on these imports can lead to high macroeconomic vulnerability from volatile fuel prices and high costs of electricity for island consumers.
A growing number of island states are preparing for fundamental changes to their energy mix through the development of Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) and new power generation plans. Transitioning to clean power generation can provide island states with improved energy security and independence, support local economic development, and combat climate change and other negative local environmental impacts.
Join the session: "Clean Energy Development And Integrated Resource Planning In Island States"
We have supported various states in clean energy development plans. This session will focus on supporting economic growth and sustainability in island states through clean energy development and the importance of integrated resource planning in this process. Through case studies, we will showcase best practices and lessons learned for clean energy planning and discuss the future of integrated resource planning in island states. There will be opportunities to interact through polls and pose your questions to the panel during this interactive session.
Speakers will include:
- Jessica Leigh, Principal Consultant, Ricardo
- Thomas Amram, Principal Consultant, Ricardo
- Gary C. Jackson, Executive Director of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE)
- Dr. Curtis Boodoo, Consulting Engineer at UNDP / Chairman – Electric Vehicles Work Group, CARICOM Energy Programme
- Nigel Burgess, Senior Manager Electricity Analysis and Planning, Regulatory Authority of Bermuda.
If you work with island states and communities don't miss this free online event.
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