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Utility conference promises regional boost

The Caribbean Electric Utility Service Corporation (CARILEC) promises future energy improvements in Cayman at a Regional conference held at the Marriott Resort.

Key speakers at the conference says the Caribbean will embrace renewable energy moving forward and step away from the burning of fuels which could help territories to save money.  CUC CEO Richard Hew said Cayman as well as the rest of the region will explore a future of using up natural resources for energy provision.

“We’ll take on as much solar as we can take on the system to not only to be environmentally friendly but to give us an alternative to diesel prices which you know fluctuate with the world market,” said Mr. Hew.

Ideas were shared by over one-hundred and twenty CEOs in attendance on improving customer services and generating more affordable energy sources. Keynote speaker, Elizabeth Thompson said utility companies should aim at using smart technologies which collaborates with property owners which may improve the regions level of service.

“Suppose they were to get together with the owners of buildings and land to develop smart properties a property that could allow you to stay at the super-market and check what is in your fridge or your cupboard,” Ms. Tompson said as she shared international expertise as the former assistant Secretary General for the United Nations.

The conference was hosted by CUC and this is the third time the conference was held in Cayman.

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Mario Grey

Mario Grey

Mario Grey's passion for journalism has been long intertwined with his love of people and culture from his days as a youth growing up in the Cayman Islands. He captained his debate team whilst at John Gray High School and graduated as Head Prefect. He also worked at KVHU FM in Searcy, Arkansas, United States and worked and interned for Radio Cayman News before graduating from the University Of Arkansas at Little Rock in May 2015.

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