CIEMADeS 4th International Conference: Electrical Interconnection of the Caribbean (CIEMADeS 2011)

Venue: Universidad del Turabo

Location: Gurabo, PUERTO RICO, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 14, 2011 End Date/Time: Apr 16, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 03, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Feb 04, 2011
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The West Indies Archipelago in the Caribbean Sea supplies its electrical needs mainly from fossil fuels. Oil, coal and natural gas have shown sharp fluctuations in availability, market value and environmental impact. Every island has a different offer-demand electrical profile, and very unique resources for the development of eco-efficient renewable energy technologies. These island countries form a geographic arc adjacent to South America and Mexico at both extremes. Consequently, interconnection via submarine cables is of primary economic interest, since electric energy produced by conventional local power stations can be reduced or entirely eliminated. Favorable wind, solar, geothermal, oceanic and biomass resources offer the opportunities for partnerships to assess the potential to establish a network of diversified energy sources for a sustainable development of the Archipelago.