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THE POWER OF CONNECTING Sustainable Business Magazine speaks to Peter Williams, Senior Vice President at Emera Caribbean about ambitious renewables projects, electric vehicles, and a culture of adaptability.

Emera Caribbean is an energy services company based in Barbados, with holdings in Dominica, the Bahamas, and St Lucia. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Canadian energy and services company Emera Inc. In 2010, Emera Inc. partially acquired Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd.,


the main electrical distributor in Barbados, and over the following years bought 100% of the shares and incorporated the company under the Emera Caribbean name. Today, Emera Caribbean also has an 82.3% share in Grand Bahama Power Company, a 52% share in Dominica Electricity Services Limited, and a minority 19.1% interest in St Lucia Electricity Services Limited. Emera Caribbean also wholly-owns Emera Caribbean Renewables Ltd., a renewables design, installation, and management company. Across the whole Emera group,

from the Halifax, Nova Scotia-based Emera Inc. to sister companies Tampa Electric, based in Florida, and Emera Maine, all Emera companies are committed to bringing clean, sustainable energy to the market. 100% SUSTAINABLE Each of Emera Caribbean’s utilities is run as a separate entity, but under a single umbrella which includes shared services. “The common strategy for us is to gain benefits by having this common umbrella ownership of resources, materials, knowledge,

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