The International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) held a Steering Committee meeting in Lima, Peru on October 21, 2019. The Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR) is a member of ICER and its Chairman, Mr. Clayton Blackman, Commissioner of the Regulated Industries Commission (RIC), Trinidad and Tobago attended the meeting. The main objectives of the meeting were
1. Commence planning for the World Forum on Energy Regulation (WFER) VIII scheduled to be held in March 2021 in Lima, Peru
2. To approve and sign the amended ICER Statutes. Mr. Blackman signed on OOCUR’s behalf. OOCUR was one of the several Regional Regulatory Associations (RRAs) and ICER members in attendance at the meeting in Lima.
OOCUR and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) co-sponsored a workshop on “Grant Funding Proposal Writing and Development” held at the Hilton Barbados Resort from October 28 – November 1, 2019. OOCUR member, the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) Barbados was the on the ground coordinator for the workshop. The Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) facilitated the week-long workshop.
Utility Regulators from Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turks & Caicos Islands attended the workshop. The workshop was interactive and engaging with many practical exercises. OOCUR continues to provide training and development opportunities for Caribbean utility regulators.