Charting the Caribbean’s Net Zero Energy Future

We are champions of the Caribbean’s clean energy evolution, uniting stakeholders to unlock affordable, secure energy for a brighter future. Join us!

About the Caribbean Energy Chamber

The Caribbean islands are renowned for their sunshine, beaches, and vibrant culture. But beneath the beauty lies a complex energy landscape, often reliant on imported fossil fuels. The Caribbean Energy Chamber (CEC) is here to help change that. We aim to be the leading voice for the Caribbean’s energy sector, uniting stakeholders from renewables, energy, engineering, and related industries as well as end users under one shared vision: to ensure affordable net zero energy security for the Caribbean.

Who We Are

The Caribbean Energy Chamber (CEC) is a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization dedicated to advancing the implementation of energy transition and security in the Caribbean region. Established to serve as a collaborative platform, CEC brings together diverse voices from across the entire energy spectrum, encompassing both public and private stakeholders (both demand and supply).

How We Work

CEC fosters collaboration through regular meetings and dialogue to advance necessary tangible actions. The Executive Board meets monthly, ensuring prompt decision-making, while the full Board convenes quarterly to provide strategic direction. By facilitating open communication and knowledge sharing, we empower our members to navigate the evolving energy landscape and create a brighter future for the Caribbean.

Our Mission

As a membership organization, we champion the interests of our members while working tirelessly to drive significant contributions to national and Caribbean development. We are committed to vigorously advocating for sustainable, efficient, and accessible energy solutions to ensure an affordable net zero future for the Caribbean.

Our Governance

There will be a founding 23-member Board for the first three 3 years of operation. In the future, CEC will be governed by a 23-member Board, ensuring broad representation of regional interests. Five members will serve on the Executive Board, providing dynamic leadership and guidance. Board elections will be held annually by our engaged membership, fostering democratic participation and accountability.


Our leadership comprises the highest calibre Caribbean organisations and individuals from the diaspora who have extensive experience in energy, renewables, financings and policy-making amongst other attributes.

Executive Board

Eugene Tiah

President & CEO

Mr. Tiah is a senior business executive with in-depth knowledge and over 40 years of experience in the Oil & Gas business within the United States of America and the Caribbean region. He presently provides consultancy services to both the public and private sectors.

Mr. Tiah served in non-executive roles as President of the American Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago, Chairman of the Board of the Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago, Chairman of Point Lisas Energy Association of CEOs, and Director on the Boards of Tringen Limited, Arthur Lok Jack Business School, Yara Trinidad Ltd, STOW, Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago and the Engineering Institute of Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr. Tiah holds a BSc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a MSc. Degree in Production Engineering and Management, MBA in Finance and is a graduate of the Conoco University of Executive Leadership Development.

Melanie Chen


Melanie Chen is the founding Chair of CEC. She is the Founder of the Caribbean Initiative and Board Member at the Atlantic Council, a foreign policy think tank based in Washington DC. She was previously a Managing Director in the Global Energy Group at Morgan Stanley based out of London and has significant experience in capital raising (both debt and equity) and mergers and acquisitions. She has a MEng (First Class) in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Verne Emmanuel, Deputy Chair CEC

Verne Emmanuel

Deputy chair

Verne Emmanuel is a Professional Chemical Engineer in Saint Lucia & the Bahamas. Mr. Emmanuel is the Director of the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards, the Secretary of the Association of Professional Engineers of Saint Lucia and Member of the Engineers Registration Board of Saint Lucia.

He also serves as:

  • President of the Saint Lucia Coalition of Service Industries a
  • Chair of the Board of Directors – Vaughan A. Lewis Institute for Research and Innovation.
  • Board Member, Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority
  • Board Member, Export Saint Lucia
  • Member of the CROSQ Council, Current Chair
  • Member Energy and Carbon Advisory Council of the International Code Council (ICC)

Ann Wallace-Elcock


Ann Wallace-Elcock is a Certified Public Accountant with over thirty (30) years providing services to the financial and other sectors in New York, Barbados, and the Caribbean region. She is a former Partner of PricewaterhouseCoppers Barbados where she held many senior leadership roles. She currently serves on several regional corporate, philanthropic, and charitable Boards, and is involved in several community and social development initiatives in Barbados.

Our Focus

Facilitating actions across the English-speaking Caribbean initially to achieve the triple objectives of energy security, energy affordability and a competitive path to net zero through:

  • Fostering public engagement and knowledge sharing towards cultivating a culture of energy efficiency and conservation
  • Convening forums of key regional stakeholders to advance actions on the following key enablers:
  • Energy modelling and analysis/model regulatory frameworks
  • Transition to a modernised grid and moving toward distributed generation
  • Diversifying state-owned utilities and top-down vertically integrated systems
  • De-risking and delivering “bankable” projects
  • Scaling from a project-by-project approach to national and potentially subregion levels.
  • Facilitating the intra-regional flow of critical human and other resources from locations that are abundant to those where resources are scarce.
  • Enabling a region-wide, clear and consistent approach to effectively advocate for important external resources in the form of donor funding such as blended finance and access to technology and technical assistance.

Join Us

Join us as we navigate the exciting energy transition, unlocking the potential of clean technologies and empowering Caribbean communities. Together, we can build a brighter future powered by innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to a thriving, sustainable Caribbean.


Join CEC!

Use the form below to submit your application or if you prefer download the application form and send it to

Membership Application

This application must be completed by a Duly Authorised Officer*. Kindly note that if you are accepted for membership with the Chamber, you agree to be bound by the by-laws of the Caribbean Energy Chamber.

*In the case of an incorporated entity a Duly Authorised Officer should be a director or equivalent, a company secretary , or the person who is the effective overall manager, by whatever title called(e.g. a general manager or chief executive officer), and in the case of a partnership a partner.

Primary Contact Person

Annual Membership Fee

Individual Professional annual fee is USD 250.

Persons joining the Chamber after the start of the subscription year (1 July) will have subscription fees pro-rated from the date of acceptance of their application. The non-refundable deposit is waived for any applications received before 30 June 2024.

Annual Membership Fee

For start-up companies subscription fees for the first year will be based on fifty percent of the projected gross revenue. A review of the subscription fee will be conducted in the second year of operations.

Companies joining the Chamber after the start of the subscription year (1 July) will have subscription fees pro-rated from the date of acceptance of their application. The non-refundable deposit is waived for any applications received before 30 June 2024.

Annual Group Revenue (USD) 
  • <150K
  • 150 – 450K
  • 450 – 750K
  • 750K – 3.75M
  • 3.75 – 15M
  • 15 – 75M
  • >75M

In order for your application process to be approved, you are required to submit

1. A non-refundable deposit of USD 100

2. A paragraph on why you would like to join CEC and for what reasons. Please be as specific as possible and use the box below.”

The non-refundable deposit is waived for any applications received before 30 June 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

Individuals, companies, organizations, and educational/research bodies from the Caribbean or anyone who has an interest in the region.

We have an annual membership period that runs from July 1st to the following year June 30th.

Membership dues are due July 1st – August 30th of the current year.

We’re currently onboarding Board Members and accepting membership inquiries online.

An annual membership for an individual is USD 250 while companies’ annual membership fees are based on their annual revenue in US dollars. Please see the application form for the different tiers of fees that apply to your annual revenue earnings.

Yes. Though membership is open from July 1st of every year, you can apply at any time within the year and a pro-rated amount will be calculated for your membership fee.

CEC is in the process of onboarding members from across the Caribbean from all the various sectors and is encouraging wide application for membership since a significant part of the value of CEC is derived from the membership having a voice in defining what priorities should be addressed at a pan-Caribbean level by CEC.


Our team is excited to be presenting at these upcoming events.

Guyana Energy Conference and Supply Chain Expo 2024

  • Guyana
  • February 19 – 22 @2pm
  • Marriott Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana

16th Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum

  • New Energy Events
  • April 24 – 26, 2024
  • JW Marriott Marquis, Miami, Florida

Suriname Energy, Oil and Gas Summit & Exhibit 2024

  • Global Event Partners
  • June 4 – 7, 2024
  • Paramaribo, Suriname

TT Sustainable Conference

  • The Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago
  • June 10 – 12, 2024
  • Atlantic Plaza, Atlantic Avenue, Point Lisas, Trinidad and Tobago
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Contact Us

  • Caribbean Energy Chamber Inc.
    c/o RDM Chambers,
    Bella Rosa Road,
    Gros Islet,
    St. Lucia
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