To a large extent the objectives for this first conference were met. The room was filled with businessmen, representatives of organizations and business students, who were very curious on the subject of renewables in Cuba. We had the opportunity to present a first class panel, both on the side of the Cubans who visited us, as the American experts who spoke and gave their perspective. There were important American compnaies like General Electric, Greenskies Renewable Energy, Alternate Energy Technologies, AWStruepower, Statewide Electrical Contractors, financiers, bankers, contractors and consultants.
The Energizing Cuba conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of high-ranking experts, decision makers and opinion leaders from Cuba and the U.S. with practical legal, business and renewable energy expertise. The conference will highlight:
Speakers will provide an inside view on how to successfully manage the legal, socio-political and economic complexities inherent in Cuba-U.S. relations, the Cuban legal system and the Cuban renewable energy sector.
The Cuban energy sector represents an immediate opportunity for foreign investment. Cuba is prepared to underwrite through power purchase agreements $4.2 billion in foreign investments to energize the country via wind, solar and bio-electric projects; to meet its stated objective of supplying 24% of the country's energy demand by 2030 with renewable energy. This objective is based on feasibility studies on the reliability, safety and operability of the grid to assimilate renewable energy. Renewable energy projects are being structured to attract foreign investment and can be wholly owned by foreign investors.
For further details or questions please call Guennady Rodriguez: +1 (786) 406 6166
Legal Implications of Doing Business in Cuba: Panel discussion on how to protect/maximize investments, obtaining OFAC Licenses and managing relationships with key Cuban institutions and stakeholders.
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