Knowledge Management and Awareness

The non-availability of reliable and updated energy information creates a major constraint for investors and project developers in the sustainable energy sector in the CARICOM region. Key energy country data on existing policies, laws, stakeholders, prices, generation costs, resources, investments and potential project sites is, in many cases, not available or not up to date.  The lack of quality information is perceived as a major investment risk by investors and project developers. Information on good practices or successful (or unsuccessful) projects is not readily available. Moreover, the awareness of key market enablers and the general public on the opportunities offered by RE&EE technologies and services is low.  The Centre aims at strengthening the awareness and knowledge base of local key institutions and stakeholder groups on RE&EE.

Particularly, the centre implements the following knowledge management and awareness raising activities:

  • An effective online RE&EE information management system addressing the needs of investors, private sector and industry
  • Maintain an effective interactive website including extensive document sharing facility
  • Compile an inventory of relevant experiences/projects and papers/study reports/research reports and documents on best practices, skills, know-how, knowledge, technology suppliers in the Caribbean (disseminated through the information system)
  • Create a database of RE&EE stakeholders, including governments, training institutes, industry and NGO’s (to be disseminated through the information system)
  • Develop guidelines on energy data verification, quality and harmonisation in cooperation with the NFIs
  • Create a database of RE&EE standard investment opportunities for the region to facilitate matching available funds to real projects
  • Produce and publish RE&EE resource atlas and facilitate resource mapping in the Caribbean (data to be disseminated through the information system)
  • Map existing sustainable energy projects including their key information (manufacturer, installer, status of operation, generated energy, etc.) and disseminate information through the information system
  • Organize at least one major annual conference on different RE&EE aspects
  • Produce an RE&EE Industry report and regularly update it in cooperation with private sector groups
  • Design and implement at least one regional RE&EE awareness campaign targeting the residential, commercial or industrial sectors