CAREEP Project Outputs

The project started in Jan 2022, was launched on February 10th 2022, and has a duration of 30 months.

CAREEP targets six Overseas Country Territories (OCTs), namely, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Sint Maarten and Turks and Caicos Islands.

Implementation of a regional public education and awareness-raising programme (PEAP) for energy conservation measures in households. The PEAP will inform and motivate the public to adopt energy-saving behaviours and practices, such as switching off appliances when not in use, using energy-efficient appliances and lighting, and adjusting thermostats and air conditioners.

Implementation (Piloting) of guided energy self-audits in households including the exchange of lightbulbs with LEDs, the dissemination of electric monitoring devices and respective guiding materials. The self-audits will enable households to measure and monitor their energy consumption and identify potential areas for improvement. The exchange of lightbulbs with LEDs will reduce the electricity demand and costs for lighting, while the electric monitoring devices will provide real-time feedback and tips on how much and where energy can be saved.

Implementation of online trainings related to the provision of new sustainable energy services. The trainings will target local professionals, entrepreneurs, and technicians who are interested in developing or expanding their skills and knowledge on new and emerging energy services, such as solar photovoltaic (PV), battery energy storage, energy audits in homes and e-mobility. The trainings will cover topics such as design, techno-financial evaluation and legal aspects of these services, as well as best practices and case studies from the region and beyond.

Establishment of a regional working group related to the assessment of feasible options for new energy services incl. the development and presentation of policy recommendations for new sustainable energy services. The working group will consist of representatives from the project countries, regional organizations, and relevant stakeholders, who will collaborate and exchange experiences and lessons learned on new energy services. The working group will also develop and present policy recommendations to support the adoption and implementation of these services in the project countries and the wider Caribbean region.