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March 4, 2019
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What Will It Take to Develop More Renewable Energy in the Caribbean?

With the abundance of clean energy resources in the Caribbean—sun, wind, water, and geothermal—it’s a natural environment for more renewable energy generation.  So why isn’t there more renewable energy produced in the Caribbean energy sector, and why aren’t there more renewable energy projects in the pipeline? 
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February 27, 2019
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Caribbean Clean Energy: Which Markets to Watch in 2019?

Robert Blenker, President and CEO of WRB Energy leads New Energy Events’ webinar panel discussion, Caribbean Clean Energy: Which Markets to Watch in 2019? Participants: Robert Blenker, President and CEO of WRB Energy Bruce Levy, President and CEO of BMR Energy, Ltd. Suzanne Shaw, Managing …

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February 27, 2019
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Grenlec 2018 Year in Review

For over two decades, Grenlec has advanced renewable energy in Grenada. Grenlec’s Customer Renewable Energy Interconnection Programme and multi-site projects represent an innovative approach to increasing solar energy generation while overcoming the challenge of securing suitable, readily available land. Together, Grenlec and our customers operate …

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November 26, 2018
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Grenlec: Restoring Power Safely after a Storm

To ensure reliable service, Grenlec continuously makes system improvements to help restore power quickly and safely after a storm. 1. CRITICAL FACILITIES Grenlec prioritises restoration of power to critical facilities, such as hospitals, police and fire departments, water supply pumps, and other emergency facilities. 2. …

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November 26, 2018
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Powering Renewable Energy Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

With decades of proven experience, WRB Energy develops renewable energy projects to help stabilize electricity prices and reduce dependence on imported fuel to drive economic growth and sustainability. We design and construct projects best suited to the region. We execute on all stages of development—from …

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October 5, 2018
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WRB Energy Sponsors 10th Annual Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum, November 7-9, 2018, Miami, FL

WRB Energy CEO & President Robert Blenker will be part of a panel discussion providing a regional Project Marketplace Update. Murray Skeete, WRB Energy Vice President of Engineering & Regulation and Director of Grenlec, will participate in the panel discussion:  The Resilient Caribbean Grid:  What …

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October 4, 2018
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One year on: Is the Caribbean energy sector more resilient?

Murray Skeete, WRB Energy Vice President of Engineering & Regulation and Director of Grenlec, addresses the challenge of improving resiliency while balancing costs and affordability in the Caribbean during New Energy Event’s recent Webinar panel discussion.  Listen to the webinar at http://newenergyevents.com/webinar-one-year-on-is-the-caribbean-energy-more-resilient/

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October 1, 2018
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Content Solar Ltd. Celebrates Two Years of Commercial Operations

Kingston, Jamaica—October 1, 2018–Jamaica’s first utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant, Content Solar Ltd., celebrates its two-year anniversary of commercial operation in Content Village, Clarendon, Jamaica. The 28.5-megawatt peak (MWp) Content Solar plant, developed by WRB Energy and owned by WRB Serra, is one of …

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September 17, 2018
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Grenlec: Increasing Resiliency and Reliability

With the very real threat of natural disasters, preparing for unexpected events is an ongoing process at Grenlec. This requires us to continually improve the strength of our electricity system, recover rapidly from destructive weather occurrences and provide reliable, high-quality service… Read More

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September 7, 2018
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Resiliency & Redundancy in the Electricity Sector
– At What Cost?

Given the devastating and costly impacts of severe weather events and recovery from last year’s hurricanes Irma and Maria still ongoing, there’s been significant discussion about the best path forward for Caribbean electric utilizes to achiever greater resiliency and redundancy in the electricity sector…

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