Caines elected to Caribbean energy group board
Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited president Wayne Caines has been elected to the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation board of directors.
Carilec is an association of electric energy solutions providers and other stakeholders operating in the electricity industry in the Caribbean region, Central and South Americas and globally.
The Carilec secretariat endeavours to improve communication among its members, providing technical information, training, capacity building, conference and other services.
It plays a leading role in electric utility advocacy, growth and sustainability in the region.
The new board was elected during Carilec’s virtually held 33rd AGM.
The board consists of newly elected, re-elected and continuing members, representing various electric utilities and energy-affiliated organisations throughout the Caribbean and beyond.
Newly elected directors for the period 2021 to 2024 include Mr Caines as well as president and CEO of FortisTCI Ltd Ruth Forbes and general manager of Dominica Electricity Services Limited Solange Bertilia McKenzie.
The Carilec secretariat said it was confident that through its experienced, knowledgeable and results-driven directors, Carilec will continue to provide exceptional service to its members as the region's premiere energy solutions provider.
Mr Caines said: “It is an honour and privilege to have been elected to the Carilec board to represent Belco and Bermuda.
“Belco has been a member of Carilec for over 15 years and I look forward to continuing and building on this relationship as we, and many other utilities in the Caribbean region, push forward with the transition to renewable energy sources.”
In announcing the new board, the Carilec secretariat said: “Each of these newly elected directors will contribute tremendously towards the effective leadership of the Caribbean’s Association of Electric Energy Solution Providers, as they possess a wealth of experience and expertise in their respective core disciplines, including law, finance and human resource management.”