Vergnet Shares Ex­per­tise at CARILEC Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cers and Fi­nance Con­fer­ence

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Vergnet, a lead­ing re­new­able en­ergy com­pany spe­cial­is­ing in wind, so­lar and hy­brid en­ergy so­lu­tions, this week pre­sented at the 2017 CARILEC Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cers and Fi­nance Con­fer­ence. The event took place from 16th to 19th May in Saint Lu­cia.

As part of the event Vergnet joined other lead­ing sec­tor ex­perts to dis­cuss key is­sues and in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions to meet the en­ergy and en­vi­ron­ment chal­lenges fac­ing Caribbean and Latin Amer­i­can coun­tries.

The com­pany’s thoughtlead­er­ship and ad­vo­cacy for bet­ter adapted and be­spoke en­ergy so­lu­tions has been con­sis­tent over the years in the Caribbean re­gion as well as within other re­gions across the world.

The con­fer­ence is one of the lead­ing an­nual net­work­ing and in­for­ma­tion-shar­ing events of the year for util­ity CEOs and CFOs in the Caribbean and Latin Amer­ica, as sec­tor lead­ers gather to share ad­vance­ments in the in­dus­try and state-of-theart so­lu­tions for the fu­ture.

Many of Vergnet’s projects around the world ben­e­fit from a com­bi­na­tion of dif­fer­ent en­ergy tech­nolo­gies. The com­pany has ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in work­ing with cus­tomers in the Caribbean and Latin Amer­ica to de­fine the spe­cific needs of the project and the best in­te­grated so­lu­tions avail­able to de­liver se­cure, re­li­able en­ergy and cut en­ergy costs.

Vergnet’s es­tab­lished track-record and ex­pe­ri­ence in pro­vid­ing re­new­able en­ergy so­lu­tions in the Caribbean in­cludes Pe­tite Place wind farm in Guade­loupe. The wind farm was in­au­gu­rated last year and con­sists of nine Vergnet GEV MP wind tur­bines. The 2,475 MW of en­ergy gen­er­ated meets the elec­tric­ity needs of more than 3,300 in­hab­i­tants.

The Pe­tite Place wind farm was also the first wind farm in France and its over­seas ter­ri­to­ries to be equipped with stor­age.

Vergnet has worked in the Guade­loupe area since 1993 with the re­gion’s lo­cal elec­tri­cal au­thor­i­ties.

Hav­ing in­stalled over 260 tur­bines in the Caribbean, Vergnet’s com­mit­ment and ex­per­tise in the re­gion is re­flected in the com­pany’s per­ma­nent sub­sidiary based in Guade­loupe. Vergnet Caraibes opened in 2004 and pro­vides on­go­ing sup­port and as­sis­tance to en­sure the wind farms in­stalled by Vergnet and its part­ners in the Caribbean area are fully avail­able. They in­clude the Pe­tite Place wind farm along with other wind farms in Guade­loupe, Mar­tinique, Cuba, Ne­vis, Ba­hamas and Puerto Rico.

Jérôme Douat, CEO of Vergnet, com­mented: “Our growth in the Caribbean is a re­sult of strong, es­tab­lished re­la­tion­ships with the Caribbean au­thor­i­ties and our in­di­vid­ual cus­tomers in this area. Our projects and our part­ner­ships de­liver es­sen­tial en­ergy needs across the re­gion. From Ne­vis and St. Kitts to Mar­tinique, we are de­lighted that we have had the op­por­tu­nity to en­hance and ce­ment our rep­u­ta­tion in de­liv­er­ing cus­tomised re­new­able en­ergy so­lu­tions and cost sav­ings in the fast de­vel­op­ing re­gion.

“As with many is­land re­gions, the use of fos­sil fu­els as an en­ergy source can have a sig­nif­i­cant fi­nan­cial im­pact in terms of pur­chase and safe stor­age, but our so­lu­tions and de­signs have al­lowed the re­gion to ben­e­fit from re­new­able, clean en­ergy all year round and en­sured a high re­turn on in­vest­ment for our part­ners.”

Vergnet’s GEV MP wind tur­bines have been specif­i­cally de­signed to suit cy­clonic ar­eas such as the Caribbean to en­able smooth trans­porta­tion, in­stal­la­tion and main­te­nance.

Vergnet’s tur­bines are also eas­ily in­te­grated with Vergnet’s patented real-time hy­brid con­troller - Hy­brid WizardTM - to en­sure a con­sis­tent elec­tric­ity sup­ply and max­imise cost sav­ings. Any com­bi­na­tion of wind, pho­to­voltaic so­lar and bat­tery stor­age, for new and ex­ist­ing diesel sys­tems, is pos­si­ble with the soft­ware. It achieves lower fuel con­sump­tion, lower cost per kWh and short pay­back time for Vergnet cus­tomers while also en­sur­ing con­sis­tent grid sta­bil­ity and power qual­ity.

With a strong R & D team ded­i­cated to de­sign, man­u­fac­tur­ing and en­gi­neer­ing in­no­va­tion, Vergnet’s award-win­ning re­new­able en­ergy tech­nol­ogy has be­come an in­dus­try bench­mark.

Vergnet wind tur­bines in the Ba­hamas. The com­pany dis­cussed in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions to meet the en­ergy and en­vi­ron­ment chal­lenges fac­ing Caribbean and Latin Amer­i­can coun­tries at a CARILEC con­fer­ence in Saint Lu­cia this week.

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