By BBN Staff: CARILEC Elects Belize Electricity Limited’s CEO as New Chairman at Annual General Meeting in Barbados
Chief Executive Officer of Belize Electricity Limited (BEL), Jeffrey Locke, has been named the Chairman of the board of Directors for the regional association of electric utilities, Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC).
Locke was elected at the CARILEC 29th Annual General Meeting in Barbados on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Locke, the former Vice Chair for the past two years, will serve in the position for the period 2018 – 2020.
He succeeds Colin Cover, Chief Executive Officer of Grenada Electricity Services Limited. Elected as Vice Chair was Eddington Powell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fortis TCI.
In accepting his new post, Locke, who has been in the energy industry for over 30 years and at the helm of BEL since 2011, said that CARILEC has a rich history of enabling utilities in the region to network and serve the people of the Caribbean better.
“We will be rolling out our new Strategic Plan to support our members as they expand their services to customers and transform from electric utilities to energy service providers.”
CARILEC is an association of electric services, dealers, manufacturers and other stakeholders operating in the electricity industry in the Caribbean region, Central and South Americas and globally.
The corporation currently comprises a total of 106 members including 35 full members that are electric utilities and 66 associate members that are companies involved in some aspect of servicing the electric utility business and affiliate members.