Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries

Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries The Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI) is responsible for the overall management of the oil, gas and minerals sectors in Trinidad and Tobago.These sectors are the largest single contributors to the GDP of the country.

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Media Release                                                                                              TRINIDAD AND ...
17/12/2020

Media Release

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO CONTINUES RELATIONSHIP WITH UK ENERGY FIRMS AMIDST THE RECENT UK OVERSEAS FOSSIL FUEL ANNOUNCEMENT

The Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Senator the Honourable Franklin Khan met with Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, United Kingdom- Minister for South Asia and the Commonwealth, via videoconference on Wednesday 16th December, 2020. The Ministers discussed the recent UK Fossil Fuel Announcement made by Mr Boris Johnson , Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, on 12th December 2020 at the Climate Change Summit 2020, which stated the intention of the United Kingdom to end their direct taxpayer support for fossil fuel projects overseas.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon provided context to the major policy shift announcement and also reassured Minister Khan of the United Kingdom’s continued commitment to work with Trinidad and Tobago. He clarified that the announcement did not impact the existing operations of the UK energy firms operating in Trinidad and Tobago, namely Shell and BP, as those contracts relate to foreign investment overseas and are not related to the support of the United Kingdom’s taxpayers.

Minister Khan acknowledged the clarification and reaffirmed the long history of cooperation between the United Kingdom and Trinidad and Tobago as a member of the Commonwealth. Minister Khan then underscored the pioneering role of UK energy firms, Lightsource, BP and Shell to the development of power from renewable energy, which will form an important aspect of this country’s energy mix . The solar project, which is carded to begin construction in 2021, will take approximately 18 months to be completed and will be among the largest in the region. It will contribute to Trinidad and Tobago’s compliance to its Paris Agreement commitments of reducing carbon emissions and achieving a target of 10% renewable energy in Trinidad and Tobago.

Further to Trinidad and Tobago’s Paris Agreement commitments, Minister Khan also took the opportunity to discuss the actions taken to meet this country’s cumulative goal of reducing carbon emissions by 15% by 2030 from the industry, transport and power generation sectors.

Trinidad and Tobago’s commitment to reduce emissions from transportation fuels is taking place on a phased basis with CNG fuel leading the way. In the area of power generation, Minister Khan noted that Trinidad and Tobago is one of approximately six countries in the world where 100% of electricity is generated from Natural Gas. Minister Khan endorsed the trajectory of renewable energy in the area of power generation and noted that from a purely commercial point of view, this will result in the replacement of some of this country’s natural gas from its domestic use for local power generation, so that can be potentially exported to earn foreign exchange.

In response to Lord Ahmad’s question on Trinidad and Tobago’s view for COP 26, Minister Khan signaled that the export of energy products is a major source of Trinidad and Tobago’s foreign exchange and it is a revenue stream that this country depends on not only for economic activity but for foreign exchange to import goods and services. Therefore, Trinidad and Tobago’s transition out of a fossil fuel driven economy will take time as new markets and the feasibility for exporting products will have to be explored.
Senator the Honourable Franklin Khan and Lord Ahmad pledged to continue dialogue on the transition to a zero carbon future.

For more information, please contact Senior Communications Officer Choy Felix at [email protected] or via cell at 1-868-784-2469

https://energynow.tt/blog/lightsource-reveals-details-about-the-renewable-energy-projects-in-tampt
16/12/2020
Lightsource reveals details about the renewable energy projects in T&T — Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago

https://energynow.tt/blog/lightsource-reveals-details-about-the-renewable-energy-projects-in-tampt

In pursuit of achieving a target of 10% renewable energy in T&T, two solar projects will be built in Trinidad during the period 2021-2022. The developers of these projects are a consortium comprised of bpTT, Shell and Lightsource bp. The consortium is working with the government of Trinidad

Happening today !
13/12/2020

Happening today !

Join us on Sunday for the final episode of our Heroes of Energy League Learning Series.

Register for your reminder here: https://bit.ly/3m63GhC
Join live on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/58eRuM20v7A

Our Guests:
🍃 Senator the Honourable Franklin Khan - Minister of Energy and Energy Industries.
🍃 Mrs. Penelope Bradshaw-Niles - Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries.
🍃 Mr. Joel "Monty" Pemberton - Chairman, The Heroes Foundation

Get insights from their experience, learn from their perspectives on our current and future energy challenges, and pose your questions and ideas about the energy future you want to build.

#HeroesofEnergy #TrinidadAndTobago #LeagueLearning #Energy #Heroes #ClimateChange #ClimateAction #Sustainability #OurEnergyFuture

It’s time to ‘RE-think with Renewables!’If you are between the ages of 8-17 then join the Ministry of Energy and Energy ...
04/12/2020

It’s time to ‘RE-think with Renewables!’

If you are between the ages of 8-17 then join the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries and the British High Commission for an exciting new competition highlighting the importance of renewable energy!

Get your family and friends involved!

READ FULL DETAILS BELOW:

HOW TO ENTER:

• Research renewable energy and its applications at home or visit the social media pages of the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries and the British High Commission for tips on practicing Energy Efficiency at home.
• Record a video of yourself answering the following question:
“Why is renewable energy important and how could you incorporate renewable energy in everyday home life?”
Be very creative –videos should be between 2-4 minutes long

• Rules:

• The competition is open to two age groups:
Support and permission from parents/guardians may be required.

o Junior RE-thinkers: 8years – 12years
o Senior RE-thinkers:13years – 17years
• DEADLINE: Entries must be submitted no later than 11:59pm, 31st December 2020
• Staff of the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries and the British High Commission, their dependents and immediate family members are not eligible to enter.

Other Guidelines:
• Participants must adhere to age restrictions and categories.
• Only one entry per participant.
• Persons between the ages of 8-17 will need parents or guardian’s consent to submit (ie to upload submissions) on their behalf.
• Videos must be original. Plagiarized videos will not be accepted.
• Videos must be between 2 minutes - 4 minutes in length. No more, no less.
• Participants must not be assisted by a videographer or any other professionals in the field.
• Specifications on criteria must be followed.
• Submitted videos are subjected for use by the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries and the British High Commission for social media platforms, website and other media and advertising.


Submissions:

• Submissions must be sent to: [email protected]
• File transfer apps like: WeTransfer, Google Drive, Dropbox can be used, but links must still be emailed to the above email address, along with the information below.

Entries must include:
o Name
o Date of Birth
o Video file (max 4 minutes).
o Telephone contact
o Parent/guardian’s name/contact

• The competition will be judged by a panel from the British High Commission and the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries
• Entries should be creative, well researched and must directly answer the question:
“Why is renewable energy important and how could you incorporate renewable energy in everyday home life?”

Prizes:

• Junior RE-thinkers (8-12)
1st Prize: Samsung Galaxy Tablet 8” with one solar battery pack
2nd Prize: Samsung Galaxy A 10S 32GB Cell phone and one solar battery pack
3rd Prize: A Box set of David Attenborough’s Planet Earth Series and one solar battery pack

• Senior RE-thinkers (13-17)
1st Prize: Laptop with one solar battery pack
2nd Prize: Samsung Galaxy Tablet 8” with one solar battery pack
3rd Prize: Samsung Galaxy A 10s 32GB Cell phone, a Box set of David Attenborough’s Planet Earth Series and one solar battery pack

The use of energy efficient equipment can lower your utility bills. The more energy-efficient an appliance is, the less ...
02/12/2020

The use of energy efficient equipment can lower your utility bills. The more energy-efficient an appliance is, the less it costs to operate.
Less energy use= less energy costs= less greenhouse gas emissions

A RE-silient Community, Energy at the Centre

#caricomenergymonth
#energyresilience
#turnofflights
#saveenergy
#energyefficiency

Did you make the switch? LEDs are small, very efficient solid bulbs that protect the atmosphere from greenhouse gas emis...
30/11/2020

Did you make the switch? LEDs are small, very efficient solid bulbs that protect the atmosphere from greenhouse gas emissions.
Less energy use= less energy costs= less greenhouse gas emissions

A RE-silient Community, Energy at the Centre

#caricomenergymonth
#energyresilience
#turnofflights
#saveenergy
#energyefficiency

Who knew that 'clothes pins' would be so useful in practicing #energyefficiency? Build a RE-silient community with us by...
27/11/2020

Who knew that 'clothes pins' would be so useful in practicing #energyefficiency? Build a RE-silient community with us by hanging out laundry instead of using a dryer.

Less energy use= less energy costs= less greenhouse gas emissions

A RE-silient Community, Energy at the Centre.

#caricomenergymonth
#energyresilience
#turnofflights
#saveenergy
#energyefficiency

Water Conservation = Energy Efficiency It takes a considerable amount of energy to get clean water to your taps and to t...
27/11/2020

Water Conservation = Energy Efficiency

It takes a considerable amount of energy to get clean water to your taps and to treat waste water. Every little bit of water conservation helps!

#caricomenergymonth
#energyefficiency
#energyresilience
#turnofflights
#saveenergy

Did you know…?Less energy use= less energy costs=less greenhouse gas emissions!Let’s work together to save energy. CARIC...
26/11/2020

Did you know…?

Less energy use= less energy costs=less greenhouse gas emissions!

Let’s work together to save energy.

CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) is an annual CARICOM Event that aims to increase awareness about energy matters related to the Caribbean, given the critical role of energy to economic and social development. This year marks the fifth staging of the CARICOM Energy Month. The regional theme of this year’s observance is, “A RE-silient Community: Energy at the Centre”. Achieving low or zero carbon energy transition will not be possible without the active engagement of citizens. As such, let us do our part to conserve energy and work towards energy resilience.

#turnofflights
#saveenergy
#energyefficiency
#caricomenergymonth
#energyresilience

Media Release                                                                                              ENERGY MINIST...
26/11/2020

Media Release

ENERGY MINISTER RECEIVES COURTESY VISIT FROM NEWLY-APPOINTED BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER

The Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Senator the Honourable Franklin Khan and Mrs. Penelope Bradshaw-Niles, Permanent Secretary (Ag) of the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries received a courtesy visit from the newly-appointed British High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago, Her Excellency Harriet Cross at the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries, International Waterfront Complex Office today (Monday 23rd November, 2020).

Minister Khan welcomed the newly-appointed commissioner where they got straight into productive discussions on the relationship between Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom with respect to the energy sector and energy transition.

Minister Khan highlighted that Trinidad and Tobago was amongst the first countries to have a clear policy on the monetization of gas, and this country’s model for the use of gas has been replicated worldwide. According to Minister Khan, natural gas can be seen as the fuel of this country’s transition as it is one of the cleaner forms of fossil fuel. He pointed out that with respect to Trinidad and Tobago’s transition, there was a need to ensure that the global perspective on renewable energy was specific to the unique needs of individuals, and Trinidad and Tobago’s transition and will be at a pace that is not disruptive to the economy.

Her Excellency Harriet Cross indicated that the British High Commission of Trinidad and Tobago will continually support this country through representation to the United Kingdom by providing training opportunities and supporting projects such as those related to the energy transition.

All social distancing measures as recommended by the Ministry of Health were adhered to.

For more information, please contact Senior Communications Officer Choy Felix at [email protected] or via cell at 1-868-784-2469

MEDIA RELEASE PRESIDENCY OF THE 50TH OLADE MEETING OF MINISTERS 2020 HELD BY ENERGY MINISTER, SENATOR THE HONOURABLE, FR...
20/11/2020

MEDIA RELEASE

PRESIDENCY OF THE 50TH OLADE MEETING OF MINISTERS 2020 HELD BY ENERGY MINISTER, SENATOR THE HONOURABLE, FRANKLIN KHAN

Senator the Honourable, Franklin Khan Minister of Energy and Energy Industries assumed Presidency at the 50th Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) Meeting of Ministers which took place today (November 19th 2020) via webinar.

The Meeting of Ministers of OLADE is viewed as the foremost gathering of Energy Ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean. Minister Khan presided over the Ministerial Political Dialogue during which, topics such as the energy sector as the engine of post-pandemic economic recovery and the role of renewable energy in the energy matrix of member countries were discussed. The Ministerial Meeting also received presentations on the Energy Outlook from the International Energy Agency(IEA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Trinidad and Tobago also participated in the 54th Council of Experts meeting between November 16- 18th, 2020 as part of OLADE’s 5th Energy Week which was chaired by Ms. Penelope Bradshaw-Niles, Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries.

The Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE) came into existence with the signing of the Lima Agreement in 1973. Trinidad and Tobago has been a member of the Organisation since the inception and this country plays a leading role in the energy development and policy direction of the “Regional Grouping” particularly with respect to matters involving the Caribbean sub-group. Through OLADE, Trinidad and Tobago benefits from various training programmes and has access to numerous journals and publications and is privy to energy related data sets.

For more information, please contact Senior Communications Officer Choy Felix at [email protected] or via cell at 1-868-784-2469

19/11/2020
TTT Live Online

The Government has earned over $7 billion in revenue in just two years, from a 12.5% royalty imposed on upstream energy producers.

The Government has earned over $7 billion in revenue in just two years, from a 12.5% royalty imposed on upstream energy producers.

19/11/2020
CNC3 Television, Trinidad and Tobago

CNC3 Television, Trinidad and Tobago

Scenes today, from the New Cut Channel in Woodland, as Heritage Petroleum Company Limited has started the clean up of the area, after one of its pipelines leaked oil into the river earlier this week.
(Video: IVAN TOOLSIE)

Good evening stakeholders,It is with pleasure that the Communications Unit share with the staff and public, upcoming eve...
11/11/2020

Good evening stakeholders,
It is with pleasure that the Communications Unit share with the staff and public, upcoming events from the Renewable Energy Division of the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries.

Project Lara - Brechin Castle A5
Thursday 12th November 2020 at 5pm.
www.lightsourcebp.com/tt_en/projects/brechin-castle-solar-farm

Project Lara - Orange Grove A5
Thursday 12th November 2020 at 6:30pm
www.lightsourcebp.com/tt_en/projects/orange-grove-solar-farm

See below for details

EVALUATION COMMITTEE APPOINTED BY CABINET TO EVALUATE THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR THE USE OF THE GUARACARA (POIN...
02/11/2020

EVALUATION COMMITTEE APPOINTED BY CABINET TO EVALUATE THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR THE USE OF THE GUARACARA
(POINT-A-PIERRE) REFINERY

On the instruction of the Prime Minister, the Evaluation Committee appointed by Cabinet to evaluate the Request For Proposals (RFP) for the use of the Guaracara (Point-a-Pierre) refinery is required to examine the latest position of the negotiating parties as they stood at the established deadline of October 31st, 2020.
This examination and any subsequent recommendations deriving therefrom will be separate and apart from the work and determination of the Cabinet Sub-Committee, which has also received the submissions. The comments and recommendations of the reconstituted Evaluation Committee will be submitted directly to the Cabinet.
This exercise of review and clarification is to be completed and submitted to Cabinet by November 30th, 2020.

Minister of Energy and Energy Industries
Senator the Honourable Franklin Khan

23/10/2020
Nautical Solutions

Footage from the official visit to the FSO Nabarima by the Trinidad and Tobago appointed delegation.

Official visit to FSO Nabarima Trinidad and Tobago government appointed delegation.

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More fake news being put out in the public domain! It's imperative to refute such altho, it can be deemed an April fools hoax!
Permanent Secretary, Ms. Penelope Bradshaw Niles, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, the Honourable Franklin Khan and Barbados Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams during discussions at the courtesy call meeting.
Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Senator the Honourable Franklin Khan welcomes Barbados' Minister of Energy and Water Resources, The Honourable Wilfred Abrahams during a courtesy call.
This Ministry has a terrible track record and should be audited for the last ten years worth of poor performance. What took place with Petrotrin could have been avoided if the Permanent Secretaries and Ministers before weren't so engrossed in playing a game of fill-my-pockets. So now Peter has to pay for Paul and Paul has to pay for all because of slow reporting practices and incompetence in addressing issues brought to your attention years ago. We are watching. We are listening. We can see you and we know your incompetencies. White collar criminals in abundance at this Ministry. But the longest rope has an end. The public will demand an account for the gross negligence with the public's purse.
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