Malike Cummings – CTEC2017

Malike Cummings

Malike Cummings

Malike Cummings

Energy and Utilities Commissioner, Turks and Caicos Islands Government

Malike Cummings worked as an Engineer in the Guyana bauxite industry until 1999 before becoming involved in academia, teaching electrical engineering technology at the TCICC. As Electricity Commissioner of the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2009, his remit encompassed the regulation of the electricity sector and the management of the Electrical Inspectorate. In 2012, the regulation of the petroleum sector and responsibilities for the water and sewerage sectors were added to his remit.

In the role of Energy and Utilities Commissioner Malike began a systematic approach to modernize the archaic legislative and regulatory frameworks of the energy sector of the Turks and Caicos Islands, beginning with the drafting of an energy policy in 2014 to ensure the Turks and Caicos Islands embrace a sustainable energy agenda. He is currently leading efforts in the modernization of the regulatory framework of the energy sector to ensure a robust and predictable regulatory regime that balances the interest of consumers and investors alike. He is also leading efforts to modernize the oversight capabilities and regulation of the water and sewerage sectors as well as the petroleum sector of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Malike holds a Master of Engineering Degree (Engineering Management) from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Electrical) from the University of Guyana, and Graduate level Certificates in Project Management and Finance from the University of Wisconsin and Cornell University, respectively.

Speakers

James Whittaker

Founder, GreenTech Group; Founder and President, Cayman Islands Renewable Energy Association (CREA); Founder, Project Green School

Sacha Tibbetts

Vice President, Customer Service and Technology, Caribbean Utilities Company, Cayman Islands

Hon. D. Kurt Tibbetts, OBE, JP, MLA

Minister of Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure, Cayman Islands

Steven Schiffbauer

Sustainability Coordinator, NCB Group

Tessa Williams Robertson

Head, Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Unit, Office of Vice-President (Operations), Caribbean Development Bank

Dr the Honourable Kedrick Pickering

Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources & Labour, British Virgin Islands

Bjørnulf Østvik

Chairman and CEO of VikingPeak Energy

Eileen O’Rourke

President, OTEC International LLC, and CFO, The Abell Foundation, Inc.

Jeane Nikolai

Director of Energy, Government of Bermuda

J-Paul Morgan

CEO of the Utility Regulation and Competition Office of the Cayman Islands (OfReg)

Dr Peter Lilienthal

CEO of HOMER Energy

Hugo Hodge

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Caribbean Basin, for Tantalus Systems

Dr Devon Gardner

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

Dr James Fletcher

Former Minister for Sustainable Development, Saint Lucia

Chris Duggan

Vice President and Head of Community Development, Dart Enterprises

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