Sint Maarten venue for CARILEC 2010 Engineering Conference & Supply Chain Seminar

The Caribbean Electric Utility Service Corporation (CARILEC), an association of electric utilities, suppliers, manufacturers and other stakeholders operating in the electricity industry in the Caribbean, will be having their 2010 Engineering Conference & Supply Chain Seminar at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort from July 25 to 28. 

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The theme of the conference is "Sharing Knowledge and Experience for Practical, Proven Solutions."

"I am very pleased that our island will be hosting the CARILEC 2010 Engineering Conference & Supply Chain Seminar, bringing together more than 300 persons to discuss opportunities as we approach a new era of electricity with renewable energy, regulatory reform, and new technologies.

"Without a doubt we will all be enlightened over the next four days from the speeches and deliberations that will be taking place. In addition to presentations, the conference has a significant exhibition component where over 60 vendors to utilities will feature their latest technologies. It is indeed a privilege to welcome the chief executive officers, engineers and delegates to our beautiful island and may our deliberations lead to fruitful results," GEBE Managing Director William Brooks said on Thursday as preparations continue for the conference that kicks off on Sunday.

Nigel Hosein the Executive Director of CARILEC who arrives ahead of Sunday start of the conference expressed his thanks to GEBE for agreeing to assist with the on island coordination of this regional conference.

GEBE Managing Director William Brooks, a member of the board of directors of CARILEC was very instrumental in having the conference take place on the island especially during the month of July which is considered part of the traditional low season. There will be a number of economic benefits for the local economy, Brooks pointed out.

The conference concludes with a visit and tour on Wednesday afternoon of the newly commissioned GEBE Cay Bay Power Plant Expansion.

The main sponsors of the conference are ABB, Wartsila, Siemens, SOL, Aggreko, OSI, and Morgan Schaffer.

CARILEC was established in 1989. Membership currently stands at 91 which include 34 full members that are electric utilities and 57 associate members that are companies involved in some aspect of servicing the electric utility business and three affiliate members.

CARILEC and its members serve to facilitate the development of world class electric energy services for all peoples of the Caribbean.