At the start of the conference, the Deputy Governor Anya Williams will bring opening remarks. FortisTCI President and CEO Ruth Forbes will present an overview of the current and emerging energy landscape. Turks and Caicos Islands Premier Honorable Washington Misick will deliver an address on energy, and President of the Caribbean Development Bank Dr. Gene Leon will bring the keynote presentation on “Advancing Economic Development in the Caribbean: The Role of Sustainable Energy.”
Fortis Inc. President and CEO Dave Hutchens will highlight the Fortis Group’s sustainability plans and its focus on clean energy. LUCELEC Managing Director Trevor Louisy will share his perspective on St. Lucia’s energy transition and regulatory reform experience. Conference participants will also learn about energy transition experiences from Cayman Islands, Barbados and Bermuda during a panel discussion on ‘The Future of Energy: What does it look like and how do we get there?’ The conference will close with an in-depth discussion on the TCI Resilient National Energy Transition Strategy.
Speaking about the upcoming forum, Mrs. Forbes said, “We are excited to bring together our energy stakeholders for this important and timely discussion. Energy is the foundation of a strong and growing economy, and this forum will offer stakeholders the opportunity to take part in forward-thinking and fruitful discussions about the actions required to transform the country’s energy mix, while also balancing industry challenges. We hope this conference inspires a continued collaborative effort toward a more sustainable energy future for the Turks and Caicos Islands.”