IRC hosts 12th annaul OOCUR Conference

first_img Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews IRC hosts 12th annaul OOCUR Conference by: – November 18, 2014center_img 204 Views   no discussions The conference will be hosted at the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau, Dominica (Photo courtesy: www.thebesthotels.comFrom November 19- 21, 2014, the Independent Regulatory Commission will host the 12th Annual Conference of the Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR) for the first time. Over the three days practitioners in the field of utility regulation will deliver presentations on various topics relating to the theme of the conference “Regulating Utilities In A Changing Environment”. The conference brings together participants from OOCUR member states and beyond as well as Utility companies in the region and the US. Also during the conference a new Executive Director in the person of David Geddes of Jamaica will be announced.The participants will also get an opportunity to enjoy the island and visit the geothermal site.The Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR) is a non-profit organization established by an agreement dated 26th July 2002 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.The Purpose and objectives of OOCUR are to among other things assist in the improvement of utility regulation, to foster transparent and stable utility regulation through autonomous and independent regulators in member countries, to undertake research, training & development, to facilitate understanding of regulation issues and sharing of information and experience.Members of OOCUR are Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands and the US Virgin Islands.The IRC was created by section 4 of the Electricity Supply Act NO. 10 of 2006 (ESA). It was inaugurated in June 2007 with a five member board.It is an independent body established to ensure that consumers in Dominica receive the highest quality of electricity at fair and reasonable prices, while also ensuring the financial viability of electric utilities and protecting the national environment.It is responsible for setting rules and regulations for the electricity sector. It also provides a forum for customer appeals in their dealings with service providers and advises and supports government’s policy on the supply of electricity for national development. Sharelast_img read more