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UVI to Host Energy Sustainability Fair for VI Residents & Businesses 

The VI Energy Office (VIEO) and the Caribbean Green Technology Center (CGTC) of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) are pleased to announce the dates of the inaugural VI Energy Sustainability Fair aimed at empowering Virgin Islanders to transition towards energy independence and become more resilient. The events will take place at the Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas on Oct. 15, and at the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix on Oct. 30. Starting at 10 a.m. and concluding at 5 p.m. each day, activities will include workshops, live demonstrations and the chance to meet with vendors, professionals and leaders in the Territory. 

“The 2017 hurricanes and the recent increase in gas prices served as a wake-up call for the Territory. We realized the need to increase our energy independence, the robustness of our system, and our overall resilience,” said Greg Guannel, director of CGTC. “Fortunately, we have plenty of sun and wind, so solutions exist that can help us at all times and fit all budgets. Energy efficiency equipment from off-grid or grid interconnected systems to solar-powered generators, or even solar cell phones chargers, provide many options that allow households and businesses to increase their ability to operate when small or large disturbances occur.”  

The Energy Fair will connect the public and businesses to products and services that will strengthen the robustness of their energy systems and increase their resilience. Live demonstrations will showcase electric vehicles and other renewable energy products while workshops will provide information on solar and wind energy systems and how everyday consumers can reduce their energy consumption and live more sustainably at home.  

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI - and from this direct link.