All roads lead to the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, where the Jamaica Alternative Energy Expo is taking place today (Friday, June 16) and tomorrow (Saturday 17th). Why don’t you go along and get up to date on the latest developments? The technology is evolving all the time.
Here’s a press release from the Canadian High Commission. As always, the Canadian Government is very supportive of the renewable energy sector in Jamaica. And despite anything that the man in the United States says, it is the way of the future.
Date: June 15, 2017
For release: Immediately
Canada Partners With Jamaica Alternative Energy Expo
The High Commission of Canada in Jamaica is partnering with the Jamaica Alternative Energy Expo (JAEE) to host the 2017 staging of JAEE 2017. This year’s Expo will be held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel from June 16 to 17.
Four Canadian companies, namely, CanPower Renewables Company, Enshift Power Inc., Novagen Renewables Limited, and Ossberger/Clean Alternative Energy Limited will exhibit in the Canadian Pavilion. The companies will also make presentations during the Expo, respond to general enquires from the public, and will be available for networking opportunities with other exhibitors and local businesses.
Canada’s High Commissioner to Jamaica, His Excellency Sylvain Fabi, is endorsing the partnership and said, “this initiative is in keeping with Canada’s pledge of $2.65 billion over five (5) years to help developing countries transition to low-carbon, sustainable and resilient economies.” The High Commissioner added that, “Canada’s support will be consistent with the implementation of the Paris Agreement and will target sectors such as clean technology, renewable energy, climate-smart agriculture and forest management, and risk insurance and capacity building. It is only fitting therefore, that we should partner with the local industry to attain the goals and targets outlined in Jamaica’s energy policy.”
In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, visitors to the Canadian Pavilion will be able to participate in the many facets of Canada via a virtual reality experience.
The initiative is part of Global Affairs Canada’s Caribbean international trade strategy, designed to provide first-hand knowledge and market intelligence on the current status of the local energy market to Canadian business. It will also help to prepare the Canadian renewable energy sector to participate in the Government of Jamaica’s (GOJ) 2017-2018 procurement programme for additional renewable energy generation and to take advantage of other opportunities available in the Jamaican renewable energy marketplace.
Canada has the third largest renewable energy capacity in the world with 17% of its energy supply and over 60% of total electricity generated by renewable sources. Over 71,000 persons are employed in Canada’s renewable energy sector.
Contact: Public Affairs Section
Canadian High Commission
3 West Kings House Road
Kingston 10, Jamaica