St. Vincent & the Grenadines Energy Unit headed by Ellsworth Dacon hosted one-day seminar

 The Government of St. Vincent & the Grenadines has a vision for a green economy which includes:



  • Encouraging best practices

  • Encouraging industry and business to optimize the relationship between demand and supply

  • Taking into account the needs and constraints of specific groups

  • Boosting of the educational system in the field of green technologies

  • Reducing dependency on high carbon sources of energy  

  • Optimal deployment of natural, human and physical resources

 National Energy Policy for St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)


 The Energy Unit, Prime Minister's Office hosted a one-day seminar: Energy Efficiency Optimization and Alternative Energy Utilization on Tuesday 15th November, 2011 at the National Insurance Services (NIS) Conference Room, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.


 


The Opening/Welcoming Remarks were delivered by Mr Ellsworth Dacon – Director Energy Unit and followed by Prayer by Ms Julie Rogers, a Clerk also in the Energy Unit. A Key Note Address was delivered by Dr Jerrol Thompson, Director of Special Projects within the Prime Minister’s Office.


The session was facilitated by Mr Eaton H. Haughton, P. E. is the Managing Director of Econergy Engineering Services Ltd of Jamaica covering:



  • Energy Efficiency: An Easy Way to Save Energy Best Practice for Electricity utilization etc.

  • Energy Efficiency in the Government and Private Sectors: How to save energy with attractive pay backs periods.

  • Energy Efficiency in the Government and private Sectors: How to save energy with attractive pay back periods

  • General Results from the Energy Audits in Government and Private Facilities in SVG

  • Introduction to Alternative and Renewable Energy for the Government, Home, and Business Establishments (Solar, Biogas, and Wind); Applications

  • The session concluded with a Panel Discussion drawing conclusions and charting a way forward.

Members of the SVG Hotel & Tourism Association who attended this session are:


Kim Halbich – Paradise Beach Hotel, Tristan Hornsey – Beachcombers Hotel, Sean Reynolds – Buccament Bay Resort, Fitzroy Glasgow – Mariners Hotel, Francelia marksman – SVG Hotel & Tourism Association, Ruth Knights - New Montrose Hotel, Michael Connell - Spring House, Sugar Apple Inn & Sea Shells Holiday Apartments,  Janis James – Haddon Hotel, Laela Myers – Grenadine House


Energy Unit:


Prime Minister's Office


c/o Pets & Son's Building


Bay Street, Kingstown


St. Vincent and the Grenadines


Tel:  (784) 450 0369


Fax: (784) 457 2152


E-mail:    energyunit@vincysurf.com