Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Program (CREDP-GIZ)

Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Program (CREDP-GIZ), 15 Caricom Member States and Dominican Republic

German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)  2003 - 2014

The Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme (CREDP) program supports the 15 CARICOM countries and the Dominican Republic to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels by increasing the share of renewable energy (RE) technologies in the energy mix and increase energy efficiency (EE). The program is geared to removing the non-technical barriers, which prevent the development of a competitive market for RE and EE technologies. Main barriers are unfavorable policy and regulatory frameworks, financing bottlenecks, lack of adequate human capacity and lack of awareness. Legal reform processes are supported to liberalize the energy sector and create a more competitive electricity sector.
CREDP concentrates on four fields of action:

1. strengthening regional energy sector institutions;
2. advising governments to shape policies to promote RE and EE development;
3. identifying and preparing RE and EE pilot- and demonstration projects; and
implementing capacity building measures and public awareness campaigns.