Advancing Caribbean Energy Resilience (ACER) Workshop


The ACER Workshop is designed to facilitate robust dialogue amongst international participants. Policymakers and expers from Caribbean island nations are strongly encouraged to participate.

**Please Note: This workshop will located on the campus of the Universidad Ana G. Mendez in Puerto Rico. The workshop will take place at the School of Engineering, EDI 247

Coordinates for the university are (18.2404610, -66.0057900)

Purpose of the Meeting:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with the Organization of American States (OAS), is convening the ACER workshop to enhance capacity on energy resilience in the Caribbean. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together technical experts, regional policymakers, energy providers and stakeholders from the Caribbean region to learn about the tools and methodologies developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Laboratories to support energy resiliency. Additionally, the workshop will focus on best practices from DOE’s Energy Transitions Initiative (ETI) and Sandia National Laboratories’ Microgrid Design Toolkit.

The ACER workshop will be led by Sandia National Laboratories and will also include speakers from the DOE, OAS, U.S. Department of State, other National Laboratories and multilateral institutions, among others.

Participants at the workshop will engage in practical exercises and discussions on governance and the institutional, procurement and financial considerations necessary to successfully develop strategies to ensure resilient electricity supply to critical infrastructure. Also included in the workshop will be a microgrid site visit to see the practical implementation of the methodologies discussed.

Agenda highlights include:

  • Initial Planning for a Microgrid
  • Identifying Critical Assets and Defining Microgrid Performance Goals
  • Identifying Critical Infrastructure and Operational Objectives to Inform Microgrid Design
  • Governance and Institutional Considerations for Successful Microgrid Deployment

Hotel Information

Participants will be on their own regarding booking room reservations. The nearest hotel to the workshop location is the Four Points Cauguas, which is about 15 minutes travel by car to the workshop. Participants are also encouraged to look for lodging in the San Juan/Isla Verde area, which is about 30 minutes from the Universidad Ana G. Mendez and convenient to the San Juan airport.


Participants will be on their own regarding meals. Food will be available for purchase in the cafeteria of the Universidad Ana G. Mendez.

Please note: This workshop will be conducted in English.


May 02 - 03 2019


08:00 - 17:00
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