Welcome to the CARICOM Energy Knowledge Hub (CEKH), an information and knowledge management framework developed to ensure that appropriate, reliable and high-quality information is available and accessible within the region.
The CEKH is addressing the data and information gaps currently existing within the CARICOM region and enhances the efforts of regional decision makers.
The Hub gives access to energy statistics and information required for energy planning, decision‑support and awareness building.
The CEKH consists of a community of practice of sustainable energy practitioners (governments, utilities, regulators, private sector clean energy developers, universities, international development partners, civil society), a data repository to ensure they have access to the best available information and knowledge to inform their decisions, a learning management system to enhance the capacity of practitioners within the energy space and a GIS Map Viewer to provide visual representation of regional energy data.
For guidance on registration, logging in and navigating the CEKH, please view the CEKH How-to Video.
The CEKH has been developed for a variety of beneficiaries: government ministries, regulatory authorities, utilities, private sector clean energy developers, universities, and research institutions, international development partners and, civil society.
Data and information for academia with non-energy related expertise, students and a general audience
Data and information for project developers, renewable energy associations etc.
Renewable energy and energy efficiency linked indicators, dynamic energy flows, energy balances and other information needed on a day-to-day basis by officials in energy ministries, regulators and utilities
Faculty and Students conducting studies and research in renewable energy and energy efficiency; academia with energy-related expertise
The CEKH partners with information providers to improve access to information. This includes the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) regarding the provision of appropriate data management methodologies, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) regarding the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Activity Database (R3EAD) and the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) for new databases related to energy standards and equipment testing.
The Caribbean region is endowed with a wide variety of renewable resources from where clean energy can be harnessed but are currently underexploited. Although investment in sustainable energy infrastructure and technologies is growing in the region, the stunted growth will not ensure that the regional and national targets and goals are achieved.
An IRRP is a plan for how a country can supply its need for electricity for the foreseeable future. IRRPs are integrated because they consider many different resources to satisfy the need for electric power. These resources include power plants (diesel engines, gas turbines and hydro power plants etc.) and renewable energy sources, like solar farms, wind farms and geothermal power plants.