Barbados Wins Two CREF Industry Awards

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    Barbados has copped two awards at the recently held Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum’s (CREF) Industry Awards.

    The awards are for Best Energy Efficiency Project for theEnergy Efficient Retrofit of Public Streetlights, and Best E-Mobility Project for the Introduction of Electric Mobility into Public Transportation, at the Transport Board.

    New Energy Events, hosts of CREF, the largest annual gathering of the regional energy market, announced the 12 winners of its fourth annual CREF Industry Awards during the meeting, which was held from April 26 to 28, in Miami. The awards recognise excellence in the people, projects and programmes driving the clean energy transition in the Caribbean.

    Programme Manager at the Ministry of Energy and Business Development’s Project Execution Unit, Keisha Reid, and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Claire Best, accepted the awards on behalf of the Government.

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    Ms. Reid told the Barbados Government Information Service that she was pleased the country’s clean energy efforts were being recognised and rewarded.

    “This award acknowledges the hard work of the stakeholders in the energy sector, and impels them to continue working to ensure Government’s initiatives are implemented, as they are timely and will benefit citizens and the country.

    “The Best Energy Efficiency Project is the second award the Project Execution Unit has received, and it really is a fine example of the beneficial results that obtain when there is collaboration with the public and private sectors,” she stated.

    Ms. Reid thanked the Barbados Light and Power Company and the Ministry of Transport and Works for their work on the project, saying it was a “critical partnership”.


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