Nova Scotian companies have centuries of experience working with organizations in the Caribbean, with deep-rooted mutually beneficial trade and cultural ties. It is this history between our two locations that positions EfficiencyOne Services so well to work with the many island countries located in the region.
Beyond a historical connection is the more pressing reality of shared energy challenges. That’s where EfficiencyOne Services comes in. EfficiencyOne Services understands the Caribbean’s high energy costs and commitment to greenhouse gas reductions, and has been working with Caribbean governments to help countries like Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and Saint Lucia meet their clean energy targets, as defined by their COP21 commitments. As a leader in the design and delivery of energy efficiency services, our track record proves these challenges can be tackled, successfully, and in less time than you’d think.
EfficiencyOne Services’ Caribbean Work
- Participated in an energy efficiency legislation stakeholder consultation in Saint Lucia in February 2016, and developed recommendations on potential revisions to the draft legislation.
- Supported the Government of Barbados in drafting the National Energy Policy.
- Advised the Barbados Minister of Energy on capacity building, job creation, and GHG emissions reductions through energy efficiency.
- Advised Trinidad and Tobago’s Environmental Management Authority on national energy efficiency strategy development and capacity building.
- Delivered a presentation to the Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados in February 2016 to discuss the role energy efficiency plays as an economic driver and in enabling greater adoption of renewable energy technologies.
- Partnering with the Barbados Renewable Energy Association (BREA) to jointly promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in Barbados.
- Listed on the Caribbean Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Expert Roster.
- 2014 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) - Panel expert on energy efficiency as a path to energy security.
- Caribbean-Central American Action’s 38th Annual Meeting - Panel expert on economic impact of energy efficiency.
- Canada-Caribbean Renewable Energy Investment Workshop - Panel expert on financing energy efficiency.
- CREF 2016 - Panel expert on financing energy efficiency.
- Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group’s Canadian Outreach Event - Panel expert on Infrastructure and Financial Markets.
- Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago’s 2017 Sustainable Energy Conference - Panel expert on the Nova Scotian energy efficiency model.
- Formalized partnerships with several energy service providers, product suppliers, and consultants throughout the Caribbean basin.
- Conducted energy audits of the CGI Tower in Warrens, Barbados, and two of the Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority’s (DASPA) facilities in Roseau, Dominica to identify energy savings opportunities and engage the organizations in broader energy efficiency efforts.
- Participated in trade missions and meetings with Caribbean organizations and industry associations, including the Barbados Manufacturers’ Association, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, and the Trinidad Energy Chamber.
Our Common Goals and Challenges
- Nova Scotia, with its peninsular connection to the rest of North America, is similar in size and other characteristics to many Caribbean countries.
- EfficiencyOne Services has extensive experience working in a similar market to that of many Caribbean countries.
- We can help small island countries reduce their reliance on imported fossil fuels and mitigate the effects of high, volatile energy costs.
- We can help governments achieve their greenhouse gas reduction targets.
- We seek local partners whose skills and knowledge complement ours, to provide services tailored to the specific requirements of our clients.
- We help strengthen local economies and build capacity through training, job creation, creating new business opportunities, and stimulating demand for new technologies.
- We can help cut costs for ratepayers and, as a result, put more money back into the local economy. In Nova Scotia, conservation and smart energy solutions – in place since 2008 – means ratepayers are now saving more than USD $98 million each year. We can help you do the same in your jurisdiction.