The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is hosting the Energy Technologies for Caribbean and Central American Water Utilities Reverse Trade Mission June 6 – June 10, 2016. The delegation includes high-level water and wastewater utility representatives from across the region.
USTDA’s goal is to expose delegates to relevant engineering and consulting firms that could allow their utilities to expand business and overcome challenges. The agenda for this reverse trade mission is designed to introduce innovative approaches, such as shifting electrical loads to off-peak hours, installing modern metering technologies, improving pump technologies, switching blower technologies, upgrading SCADA and other control center technologies, engaging specialized energy reduction services contracts and bundling proposed upgrades to reduce costs.
The delegates represent a range of utilities across the region including: Belize Water Services Ltd., Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (Costa Rica), Instituto Nacional de Aguas Potables y Alcantarillados (Dominican Republic), Corporación de Acueductos y Alcantarillados de Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Administración Nacional de Acueductos y Alcantarillado (El Salvador), National Water Commission (Jamaica), Instituto de Acueductos y Alcantarillados Nacionales (Panama), Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) and the Dominica Water and Sewerage Company Ltd.