Collin Cover – CTEC2018

Collin Cover

Collin Cover

Collin Cover

General Manager, Grenada Electricity Services Limited

Collin Cover is a Jamaican native who has worked in the electricity utility industry for 38 years.

He holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of the West Indies.

He worked 30 years (1978 – 2008) with Grand Bahama Power Company and in 2009 was appointed the General Manager of the Dominica Electricity Services Limited and served in that post until July 2015.  Since August 2014 he has been employed with the Grenada Electricity Services Limited as its General Manager.  He is also a past chairman of the Board of Directors of CARILEC (Caribbean Electric Utility Services Association).

Over the past seven years he has become involved with renewables ranging from hydro plants to photovoltaic arrays and to a lesser extent wind turbines and geothermal energy. He presently is leading his company’s efforts to get more renewables installed in Grenada.

He believes that the utility business model of the past is outdated and that utilities must change their business models to survive in the years ahead.

While working to make electricity affordable, available and reliable in the Caribbean he simultaneously wants to see energy production moving away from carbon-based fuels as he wants to leave behind a planet that his grandchildren can enjoy.

Speakers

Hon. Joseph Hew

Honorable Minister, Cayman Islands Government

Karel Tujeehut

Manager Corporate Strategy & Business Development at Aqualectra Netherlands

Chad Laurent

Principal at Cadmus

Rudolf A. Garmes

Power Supply Chain Manager, Program Manager at Aqualectra (utility company of Curaçao)

Louis Boucher

Deputy Executive Director - Energy & Utilities Utility Regulation and Competition Office, Cayman Islands

H.E Dr Walton A Webson

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations

Gillian Charles-Gollop

Executive Director, Corporate Finance and Advisory at CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank

Angelos Bacopoulos

President, Bacopo Environmental Solutions, Inc.

Noel Zamot

Revitalization Coordinator, Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico

Maurice Henderson

NASA Exhibits and Education Outreach Coordinator

Leroy A.E. Abraham

General Manager/CEO of the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC)

Collin Cover

General Manager, Grenada Electricity Services Limited

Devon O. Niel Gardner, Ph.D.

Programme Manager for Energy and Head of the Energy Unit, Caribbean Community Secretariat

James Whittaker

Founder and President of the Cayman Renewable Energy Association (CREA) and Founder of Greentech Group

Sacha Tibbetts

Vice President Customer Service and Technology

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