As part of its activities for Energy Month, the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources will host an Energy Expo, this Saturday, November 24 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Energy Expo will be the second public education and awareness campaign being executed under the Disaster Risk and Energy Access Management (DREAM) Project. The DREAM project is grant funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with project support through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
According to DREAM’s Project Coordinator, Destine Gay, the Expo aims to “create the links and synergies required to promote the widespread adoption of renewable energy in Barbados”, as the country seeks to achieve 100 per cent carbon neutrality by 2030.
“It will also provide a forum for the public to learn about renewable energy and the energy efficient products offered in Barbados, as well as the financing and insurance options available to them,” she added.
Persons interested in seeking training for employment in the energy sector will also have the opportunity to meet representatives of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, the Barbados Community College and Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology, who will be present to answer questions and provide information on the courses that they offer.
The Expo, which is free to the public, will have over 20 energy stakeholders display booths, free activities for children, over 20 door prizes to be won as well as the grand prize of an ‘Energy Cheque’, redeemable at any of the participating companies.
Winners from the Schools’ Colouring and Essay Competitions will also be announced at the event.