- Vergnet Caribbean Business Development Manager, Chris Gavin, was interviewed by St Lucia Star while attending CARILEC’s CEO & Finance Conference.
- He discussed the CARILEC CEO & Finance event, Vergnet’s services and hot trends to look for in renewable energy.
- Vergnet’s patented hybrid solution, Hybrid Wizard™, was the first to maximise renewable energy penetration with real time grid power quality feedback
Vergnet Caribbean Business Development Manager, Chris Gavin, was interviewed by St Lucia Star on Caribbean renewables while attending CARILEC’s CEO & Finance Conference between the 16th and 19th May in St. Lucia.
Chris described how Vergnet’s first project in the Caribbean was a wind farm in Guadeloupe back in 1993. Since then the company has installed around 262 wind turbine throughout the Caribbean over the past 24 years.
Now Vergnet has a subsidiary in Guadeloupe which makes sure that the turbines, no matter where they are in the Caribbean, operate efficiently, and to the best of their ability.
Discussion then moved to hot topics in the energy sector and how storage of energy is key in the Caribbean due to a number of reasons inclduing grid instability.
Chris then gave an insight into Vergnet’s Hybrid Wizard™ and how it allows everything to seamlessly fit in to optimise the amount of renewable energy that is used on the grid and reducing the amount of fossil fuel used.
Vergnet’s patented hybrid solution, Hybrid Wizard™, was the first to maximise renewable energy penetration with real time grid power quality feedback. Any combination of wind, photovoltaic solar and battery storage, for new and existing diesel systems is possible.
The hybrid energy software achieves lower fuel consumption, lower cost per kWh and short payback time while also ensuring consistent grid stability and power quality. Hybrid Wizard™ delivers impressive electricity and cost savings – typically ranging from 25%-30% (without storage) to more than 70% in very remote locations with high diesel prices.