Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States


The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States is an inter-governmental organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance between countries and territories in the Eastern Caribbean. It also performs the role of spreading responsibility and liability in the event of natural disaster.OECS currently has eleven members which together form a continuous archipelago across the Leeward Islands and Windward Islands. The membership of OECS is comprised of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Monserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe and Martinique are also associate members of OECS.

European Marine Energy Centre

Established in 2003, The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd is the first and only centre of its kind in the world to provide developers of both wave and tidal energy converters – technologies that generate electricity by harnessing the power of waves and tidal streams – with purpose-built, accredited open-sea testing facilities.

Orkney is an ideal base for us with its excellent oceanic wave regime, strong tidal currents, grid connection, sheltered harbour facilities and the renewable, maritime and environmental expertise that exists within the local community.

With 13 grid-connected test berths, there have been more marine energy converters deployed at EMEC than at any other single site in the world, with developers attracted from around the globe to prove what is achievable in some of the harshest marine environments.


Building on 100 years in the development, production and application of batteries Leclanché is a leading provider of turnkey battery energy storage solutions (BESS) based in Switzerland and operating internationally.

Leclanché is currently developing the largest solar generation plus energy storage project ever to be built in the Caribbean, a 35.6 MW solar energy plant and 44.2 MWh battery storage facility that will be built on government provided land in the Basseterre Valley, adjacent to the City of Basseterre and the current SKELEC PowerStation on the island of St. Kitts.


Operating globally from a hub in Orkney, off the north coast of Scotland, Aquatera provides environmental expertise and operational support for offshore, coastal and land-based activities. Our clients range from multinational corporations and national governments to individuals and community groups and we operate in more than 30 countries.

We take a multi-disciplinary approach to projects, supporting clients from planning right through to delivery and decommissioning. Our flexible business model, which draws on a wide network of associates and delivery partners, enables us to respond to clients’ needs whoever and wherever they are.

Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada’s natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada’s natural resources products.

Global Green Growth Institute

Based in Seoul, GGGI is an intergovernmental organization that supports developing country governments transition to a model of economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. GGGI delivers programs in 33 partner countries with technical support, capacity building, policy planning & implementation, and by helping to build a pipeline of bankable green investment projects. More on GGGI’s events, projects and publications can be found in our website.

Nathan Associates

Nathan Associates delivers creative, viable, and defensible analytic and economic solutions for government and commercial clients around the world. Our multidisciplinary, high-performing teams use a proactive, structured approach to navigate complexity, mitigate risk, and optimize success on every engagement. For more than 70 years, clients have relied on Nathan to handle complex, high‐stakes assignments, and provide exceptional value.

Blue Planet Energy

Blue Planet Energy's mission is to eliminate the use of carbon-based fuels and power the world with clean, reliable, affordable energy. The company is changing the way we power the world through super-high performance energy storage systems that make energy awareness delightful. Through years of research and testing at our advanced energy research lab on the Big Island of Hawaii, Blue Planet Energy created the safest, most powerful energy storage product that also provides the lowest lifetime cost of ownership. The company manufactures the Blue Ion battery systems - designed to be the fastest, most efficient installation - and makes them available through our certified dealer network.

Enexor BioEnergy

Enexor has developed a bioenergy system that will help solve the world’s organic and plastic waste problem. The small-scale modular distributed energy technology converts a wide range of organic waste, including unrecycleable plastic and sargassum, into clean energy. Uniquely, Enexor’s bioenergy technology can also withstand hurricane force winds. By simultaneously providing immediate energy and waste disposal cost savings, coupled with significant reductions in harmful greenhouse gas (“GHG”) production – Enexor's patented system is incomparable to any other system in the world. Enexor BioEnergy is currently demonstrating how how sargassum can be used to create power.

NB Communication

NB is proud of its Shetland roots, and has been serving clients successfully in the islands for over a decade and a half. The core team of skilled and highly experienced digital marketing experts is based in Lerwick, but also have an office in Edinburgh and collaborates with a worldwide network of specialist experts to deliver the best possible results for every client.

NB’s full team offers a formidable range of digital marketing skills, from strategy, planning and project management through to user interface design, HTML/CSS coding, content management system configuration, bespoke programming and integration, testing, and much more besides. This model allows NB to achieve a level of quality and sophistication normally only provided from city-based agencies many times our size.

Ministry of Economic Development Curaçao

The Ministry of Economic Development of Curacao gives direction to sustainable economic development in order to realize a higher level of prosperity for the society of Curaçao and stimulates a strong competitive position and high quality production. This is achieved by providing optimal service, strengthening the economic structure and effectively responding to social and international developments.
The Ministry is responsible for policy, implementation and control on the following areas:
• Business, consisting of (micro) SME policy, economic development, capital market, competition policy, infrastructure, knowledge, economic and Agricultural fisheries production and business establishment policy.
• Economic Development and Innovation, consisting of market forces, innovation, energy, industry development, employment and macro-economic stability.
• Foreign Economic Cooperation, consisting of trade policy, international business and foreign investment.

Smart Nation Curaçao

The Smart Nation movement is increasingly becoming an integral part of our nation’s strategy to achieve sustainable development across fundamental areas and opportunities to improve overall efficiency and quality of life.

Through the integration of ICT solutions across fundamental sectors a balanced socio-economic development is pursued, while ensuring that the needs of present and future generations are still met regarding economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects aiming for economic prosperity, social inclusion and environmental protection, which constitute the foundation for sustainable development.

Island Institute

The Island Institute works alongside Maine's island and coastal leaders to catalyze community sustainability in the state's 120 island and coastal communities and share what works among these diverse communities and beyond.

Solo Energy

At Solo we believe the age of fossil fuels is dead, and we want to start making the transition to 100% renewables happen as quickly as possible, like now.

Solo are building the power plant of the future – the Virtual Power Plant. The building blocks of a Virtual Power Plant are batteries. Unlike a conventional power plant, our Virtual Power Plant is not a large industrial plant in one single location, but a connected system of distributed batteries and Electric Vehicles in homes and businesses across the grid. We digitally link these assets to act as an intelligent system of flexible demand and supply which help balance the intermittency of renewable generation.

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