RE-energising the Caribbean

Towards a Low-Carbon, Sustainable, Climate-Resilience Caribbean

Our Mission: A Low-Carbon, Sustainable, Climate-Resilient Caribbean.

The Caribbean region stands at a crossroads, faced with several critical challenges associated with the generation, distribution, and use of energy. Despite the availability of tremendous domestic renewable energy resources, the region remains disproportionately dependent on imported fossil fuels, which exposes it to volatile oil prices, limits economic development, and degrades local natural resources.

The Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (TAPSEC) supported the region’s transition to a low-carbon, sustainable and climate-compatible development pathway by increasing and improving access to modern, affordable and sustainable energy services, to the benefit of all Caribbean citizens, especially those who are most disproportionately affected by a lack of access to energy.

To achieve this mission, through multi-stakeholder partnerships, the TAPSEC team led the implementation of Policy, Information and Capacity Development, and Finance interventions towards the implementation of the CARICOM Energy Policy (CEP), the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS), and the various national energy policies and strategies of Caribbean states. On September 30th, the TAPSEC comes to a close. Implemented from 2017 to 2022 by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat and the Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Dominican Republic, TAPSEC was made possible through the financial support of the European Union and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development.

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Throughout its five-year duration, the scale of TAPSEC’s tireless efforts to advance the regional transition to a low-carbon, sustainable and climate-compatible development pathway has been quite impressive. Thanks to these efforts, critical groundwork has been laid that will enable Caribbean institutions, leaders, and professionals to make great strides toward the sustainable energy goals that will create a future in which every single citizen can claim access to modern, clean and reliable energy.

At the end of the programme’s run, as we look back on the work that has been done and the achievements accomplished, we would like to share our wholehearted appreciation with all of our partners and stakeholders with whom we have collaborated over the past five years.

View our reflections here:

Impact Documentaries

Partner Testimonials

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Featured Project: Microgrid Training Centre at the UWI Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory (DBML)

Thank You

On behalf of Simon Zellner and the TAPSEC team, we wish to express our sincere thanks to our partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries; it was our pleasure to serve the people, governments and institutions of CARICOM.