CARILEC’S OVERALL MEMBERSHIP HAS CONTINUED TO GROW AND NEW MEMBERS CONTINUE TO BRING NEW GOALS AND FRESH CHALLENGES.
Sustainable Business Magazine talks to Allison Jean, Executive Director of CARILEC, about building a more sustainable Caribbean energy industry. Written by Michael Anjos.
CARILEC HEADQUARTERS BUILDING IN SAINT LUCIA.
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In 2014, the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) celebrated its 25th anniversary. An association of electric utilities, suppliers, manufacturers, and other stakeholders operating in the Caribbean energy industry, CARILEC has come a long way since being established in 1989. Having originally boasted 9 members, CARILEC now has 35 Utility Members and over 70 Associate and Affiliate Members operating throughout the Caribbean.
While CARILEC’s 35 core utility members rarely change, associate and affiliate members come and go regularly. Despite this, CARILEC’s overall membership has continued to grow and new members continue to bring new goals and fresh challenges. “These associate and affiliate members are service providers or suppliers in the energy sector,” explains Executive Director Allison Jean. “With the emergence of renewable energy in recent times we are seeing a