President of the Barbados Renewable Energy Association Jerry Franklin. (GP)
The Barbados Renewable Energy Association (BREA) has elected a new board of directors.
The Association’s 6th Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday at the Bagnall’s Point Conference Room on Harbour Road, St Michael.
Jerry Franklin, managing director of EnSmart Inc. has been elected to the post of president while outgoing president Aidan Rogers will serve as vice-president.
Lisa-Anne Fraser and Peter Gollop have both retained their positions as secretary and Treasurer, respectively. Kim Griffith Tang-How was newly elected to the board.
Rogers took the opportunity to address the Association’s membership.
He thanked them for their support over the course of his tenure as president and then presented the Board of Director’s Report to the membership on the activities and programs undertaken by the Secretariat for the 2017 period.
In outlining a few areas of concern, he touched on “the need for a decision to be made as it pertains to the extension of the utility’s license which is due to expire shortly”.
Rogers also emphasised the need for “greater efforts to be placed on strengthening the ongoing efforts needed to position our country’s energy needs on a more sustainable path.”
Franklin reiterated his commitment to the organisation and thanked the membership for entrusting in him the authority to lead the association in what will be a defining year for the energy sector in Barbados”.
Other elected representatives of the Board include Jim Reid, chairman and founder of Caribbean Led Lighting Inc. Stephen Worme, general manager of Williams Solar, Kevin Devonish managing director of AES Energy Systems Inc. and Rohan Ford, managing director of Palm Tree Consulting Inc. (PR)