Turks and Caicos launches Clinton Foundation-backed energy strategy

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Email
Turks and Caicos. Source: Flickr, Rian Castillo

The government of the Turks and Caicos Islands, utility FortisTCI and the non-profit Clinton Foundation inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday to kick off the initiatives in the country’s new energy transition strategy.

The Resilient National Energy Transition Strategy covers the period between 2019 and 2040 and was authored by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing, and Planning, the islands' monopoly utility FortisTCI, and US non-profit the Rocky Mountain Institute. It was published in 2018, one year after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria wreaked havoc on electricity systems across the Caribbean.

The MoU signatories committed to accelerate the construction and integration of clean energy on the tropical British Overseas Territory. This includes working together to build a regulatory framework; to support a permitting and planning for renewables; to assess land and utility-scale energy resources using GIS tools; to implement renewable energy technical skills analysis; to integrate EVs and promote energy efficiency to islanders.

A draft version of the Resilient National Energy Transition Strategy published by the Rocky Mountain Institute in March 2019 outlines aims to pilot energy storage projects and install up to 7MW total of distributed PV across the TCI’s three main electricity systems in the next four years.

Clinton Climate Initiative senior project manager Alexis Tubb said in a release that “the global community is looking to the greater Caribbean region to be first responders and champions for the fight against climate change. Replicable, scalable projects have the potential to show the world that renewable energy is affordable, economically sound, and environmentally sustainable. To make those projects possible, everyone needs to come to the table – the public, private, and non-profit sector.”

“This MOU symbolizes that in Turks and Caicos all parties have come to that proverbial table and shown their commitment to accelerate clean energy.”

Both The Clinton Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Institute work with governments and utilities to help foster the development and integration of renewable energy by securing financing opportunities and providing project support. Their work in Turks and Caicos made possible by funding from Nationale Postcode Loterij in the Netherlands and the People’s Postcode Lottery in the United Kingdom

Read Next

August 15, 2022
US solar developer Korsail Energy has secured a development capital commitment from renewables investment fund SolRiver Capital.
August 12, 2022
Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker has signed on Thursday a climate bill that will bolster the growth of renewables project.
August 11, 2022
EDF Renewable Energy has reached full power operation of its 457MW ‘Palen Solar Project’ located on public lands in the south of California.
August 8, 2022
Despite an initial selection of 15 bidders, Chile’s latest power auction awarded only two companies contracts, with 777GWh of solar PV co-located with energy storage and wind secured.
August 2, 2022
US developer, owner and asset manager Longroad Energy has secured a US$500 million equity investment to support its business model shift from a “develop to sale” strategy to the ownership of renewable projects in the US.
PV Tech Premium
July 29, 2022
Sun Cable, the developer of an installation that bids to transmit renewable electricity from Australia to Singapore, will use proven technologies that have been deployed at projects around the world.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinars
September 7, 2022
15:30 AEST (UTC +10)
Solar Media Events
September 14, 2022
London
Solar Media Events
October 4, 2022
New York, USA
Solar Media Events
October 11, 2022
Virtual event