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Regional Cost-Reduction Strategy for Sea Water Air Conditioning

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A presentation delivered by Dr. Devon Gardner on March 6, 2017 at the Sea Water Air Conditioning in the Caribbean Workshop at the Caribbean Development Bank.

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Regional Cost-Reduction Strategy for Sea Water Air Conditioning

  1. 1. REGIONAL COST-REDUCTION STRATEGY FOR SWAC DEVON O.NIEL GARDNER Caribbean SWAC Workshop 6 March 2017 St. Michaels, Barbados
  2. 2. The Sixtieth Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development on Energy, held in Georgetown, Guyana on 11-13 January 2016, inter alia: Endorsed a proposal for prioritization and active pursuit of a Cost Reduction Strategy for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) and Seawater Air-Conditioning (SWAC) THE BASIS FOR THE STRATEGY
  3. 3. CARICOM BUILDING ENERGY-USE
  4. 4. Goal 1: CARICOM citizens are well aware of the importance of energy conservation, use energy wisely and continuously pursue opportunities for improving their use of energy, with key economic sectors embracing eco-efficiency Goal 2: Member States have modern energy infrastructure with clean and secure generation capacity, ensuring that energy supplies are reliably and affordably transported to homes, communities and the productive sectors on a sustainable basis Goal 3: The Region is a global example for renewable energy use, providing secure intra-regional energy supplies at internationally competitive prices and a small carbon footprint, capable of supporting medium- and long- term economic growth, social development and environmental sustainability Goal 4: Countries have a well-defined and established governance, institutional, legal and regulatory framework to support the future developments in the energy sector, underpinned by high levels of consultation and citizen participation in this sector "Reliable, affordable, sustainable provision of energy services matched to the societal and development needs of the Caribbean Community over time, and based on robust, diverse energy sources and distribution systems that utilizes appropriate generation technologies, and equitably provided to all sectors of the society“ The Vision of CARICOM Energy CARICOM ENERGY: THE VISION & GOALS
  5. 5. THE C-SERMS PATHWAY
  6. 6. APPROPRIATE RE OPTIONS, CARICOM
  7. 7. VISIBLE & REPLICABLE REGION-APPROPRIATE PROJECTS NATIONAL STRATEGY & ACTIONS REGIONAL STRATEGY generate concrete experiences updates gives orientation drives THE APPROACH TO THE C-SERMS
  8. 8. Documented Renewable Resource Potential Across All Member States Projected Regional Energy Needs to 2030 Regional Targets for Renewable Energy • Short-term • Mid-term • Long-term Targets for Member States Viable Options for SWAC Nat’l Demand Potential Natl’ Resource Assessments Existing National Energy Strategies NATIONALIZING THE REGIONAL SWAC STRATEGY
  9. 9. THE PROJECT COST MODEL
  10. 10. “Learning by waiting” v. “Learning by doing”
  11. 11. • Bathymetric Surveys • Sonar • LIDAR • Sub-surface Investigations • Geological • Geothermical • Geophysical • Siting Investigations • Demand-centres • Infrastructure • Land-use THE EXPECTED ACTIONS • SWAC • OTEC • Interconnection
  12. 12. National Actors Regional Actors Global Actors HOW TO SUPPORT?
  13. 13. THE FRAMEWORK CARICOM Energy Unit C-SERMS Platform CCREEE
  14. 14. The Future We Want
  15. 15. “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” -Aristotle DR. DEVON GARDNER Programme Manager (Energy) Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Turkeyen, Georgetown GUYANA Phone: +592-222-0001 ext. 3521 Direct: +592-222-0139 Email: devon.gardner@caricom.org Skype: devon.gardner

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