Dominica and Clinton Foundation spearhead energy improvement in Caribbean

The Sustainable and Resilient Energy Plan (S-REP) of Dominica is a detailed proposal addressing energy consumption and production. Developed by the Clinton Foundation and partners, it is a replicable and scalable model for other island states in the greater Caribbean.  

The Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) and the Commonwealth of Dominica are working together to strengthen energy infrastructure in Dominica, while increasing capacity to respond to natural disasters and helping to safeguard communities in the face of increased threats from climate change and extreme weather events.

As part of Dominica’s goal to become the first climate-resilient nation in the world, CCI and the Government of Dominica, Dominica Electricity Services Ltd., Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica (CREAD), and other technical partners began work in April 2018 to develop a Sustainable and Resilient Energy Plan (S-REP) which outlines how to generate the country’s future electricity through secure, affordable, and resilient renewable sources.

Recently, the Cabinet of Dominica officially endorsed the S-REP which sets forth the best way to achieve four energy priorities for the island: 1) determine the most cost-efficient way to generate electricity, 2) increase the amount of electricity produced by renewable energy, 3) improve and maintain the reliability of the electrical grid, and 4) improve the resilience of communities who lose electricity during natural disasters.

The S-REP is comprehensive, ambitious, and optimistic, indicating that Dominica can achieve:

  • approximately 90% of electricity generated by renewable energy sources by 2029.
  • a reduction in the annual cost of diesel fuel by 94% by taking advantage of geothermal resources and projects.
  • a reduction in the total cost to generate electricity between 2020 – 2038 by approximately 44%

“With the endorsement of the Sustainable and Resilient Energy Plan, Dominica is making strides on its commitment to become the first climate resilient country,” explained Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica. “Our island was ravaged by storms in 2015 and 2017, and we simply cannot continue business as usual. Not only is our goal one that will benefit the people of Dominica, but it can also be an example for the greater Caribbean and the world.”

The Government of Dominica and CREAD are working toward achieving several of the impressive milestones suggested by the S-REP. Their first step will be the development of a National Energy Policy.

“Achieving these milestones points toward progress on a much broader scale – energy independence. As a Small Island Developing State (SIDS), Dominica faces unique challenges such as a high dependence on imported fossil fuels that contribute to climate change. The S-REP was developed by a coalition of experts with knowledge of and passion for improving the future of Dominica’s energy sector,” explained Alexis Tubb, senior project manager for CCI.  “This model is a reminder of President Clinton’s longstanding commitment to the environment, and the S-REP can serve as a framework not only to Dominica but for other island states that face similar climate and energy obstacles.”

As climate change threatens our planet causing more severe weather events and rising oceans, island nations will be the first to be impacted by the devastating effects. Given the energy sector’s susceptibility to weather and the high cost of importing the fossil fuel currently used to produce most of the electricity in Dominica, investing in renewable energy resources such as geothermal and solar photovoltaics is key to have more affordable and reliable electricity and will also help Dominica to attract new investments while supporting other strategic objectives of CREAD.

The Clinton Foundation, the Government of Dominica, and Dominica Electricity Services Ltd. have jointly committed to realizing this goal and leading the region in resilient, renewable energy development – paving the road to a cleaner, more sustainable future for the Caribbean.

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9 Comments

  1. September 13, 2019

    A step in the right direction. One thing I would suggest tho. Underground cables is a perfect way to start.

  2. OpenMind
    September 12, 2019

    Is there no news that Dominicans are not upset about? Doubt? Skeptical? Political?
    Anything?

    Do you know how depressingly sad you must be to see negativity in everything? That is eating you alive.

    • Priest
      September 14, 2019

      Don’t worry, a bunch of fakes and diasporan
      do-gooders tucked away from Dca commenting to the best of their abilities. Sad, to think that’s the best they’ve got, isn’t it?

  3. Megan Ferdinand
    September 12, 2019

    Do the Clintons have Dominican Passports too????
    what are they looking for in Dominica.
    These people are after their own interests.
    Open your eyes

    • Man bites dogs
      September 12, 2019

      @Megan, We have our eyes open the danger is not with Mr Clinton, But with Mr coconut Linton black outside white inside and a bloody disgraceful renegade and viper also collaborator trying to destroy his own country for the white man money traitor judas and lots more Linton nature will surely deal you a bad card…I don’t espect DNO to post my comments i will wait and see!!

  4. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    September 12, 2019

    Produce a singed agreement between Bill or Hilary Clinton, or any official, or anyone else representing The Clinton Foundation let’s see.

    Unless we can see that agreement, we must consider that another bit of political propaganda, another lie!

    • Man bites dogs
      September 12, 2019

      Francisco, when I saw the headlines Clinton Foundation and only one comment so far thirst person came to mind was Francisco, and there you were Linton /Francisco are you sure isn’t the same person? 🤔 😡

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        September 12, 2019

        Mr. Man bite dogs; if is one thing this Wesley kid learn to do a very long time ago, is read, ponder on what I read and analyze what I read.
        For instance:
        “As part of Dominica’s goal to become the first climate-resilient nation in the world, CCI and the Government of Dominica, Dominica Electricity Services Ltd”

        As far as I remember; after the hurricane, Roosevelt declared “we are invincible.”

        After he read where Charles, the out of England you all call prince said Dominicans are a resilient people, that Mount Chicken Crapo Mentality began talking nonsense how Dominica is going to be the first resilient country in the world; and started talking fart about building resilient houses roads, and even his grave!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahah.

        A resilient grave for means his wicked ugly sprite cannot break out of it. So, now we see we are not going to become  nation to build all resilient building in the world; nevertheless we will become first climate resilient nation on earth…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        September 12, 2019

        Man dogs; please informed Dr. Punjab/Dusquesne that each time he tells a lie his throne in hell gets lager; that means more fire will be needed to keep him hot.You will be one of his servers like a roman catholic acolyte  running up and down caring water to cool him down; trouble is in hell there is no water, no river exist, only not burning molten magma oui!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahah!

        Rastaman say fire go burn dem eh!

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