• 19 FEB 2024

Prime Minister Rowley Attends 2024 Guyana’s Energy Conference and Supply Chain Expo

Prime Minister Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley attended Guyana’s Energy Conference and Supply Chain Expo held today (Monday 19th February, 2024).

Following the theme “Fueling Transformation and Modernisation”, Prime Minister Rowley, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, His Excellency, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Hon. Philip Davis and President of the Republic of the Dominican Republic, His Excellency Luis Rodolfo Abinader Corona delivered speeches highlighting the progression of the region’s energy sector.

In delivering his address, Dr Rowley said to ensure energy security for the region and combat the negative impacts of climate change, it is imperative that countries effectively utilize their resources, whether they be hydrocarbon or renewable, through collaborative efforts.

He said, “As a country with more than a hundred years in the oil and gas business we are open to collaborating with our regional neighbours in the development of the region’s hydrocarbon resources, through the sharing of our knowledge, expertise, and infrastructure in commercial activity. Linking the energy and industrial transformations enabled by the energy transitions to a broader economic co-operation would help to ensure that the region makes the most out of its hydrocarbon resources.”

Highlighting the significant role the region continues to play in the hydrocarbon industry, Dr Rowley said “By ensuring our region fully capitalizes on its resources, including human and mechanical, we can guarantee the alignment of energy and industrial transformations with a collaborative economic strategy. He said, “we in the deep southern Caribbean are currently actively engaged in spawning a cargo ferry service which we are confident can grow into a major catalyst for welcomed regional collaboration, development and diversification.”

Prime Minister Rowley announced that the Government of Trinidad and Tobago is taking concrete steps to diversify the country’s energy mix. He said, “In conjunction with a Consortium of BP and Shell we are constructing a Solar Utility Project which has the potential to provide up to eight percent of the country’s power requirements. The completion and commissioning of this Project is scheduled for the final quarter calendar 2024.”

Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Hon. Stuart Young was also in attendance at the conference.