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9th Annual ConferenceRegulation and CompetitionThe Impact and Value in the Caribbean HOSTED BYNovember 2-4, 2011Accra Beach Hotel & SpaRockley, Christ Church, Barbados, W.I.

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9th Annual ConferenceRegulation and Competition: The Impact and Value in the Caribbean Sir Neville V. Nicholls, K.A. Dear Participants On behalf of the Fair Trading Commission it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 9th Annual Conference of the Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR) and to Barbados for those of you who are visiting. Many of you may know that the Fair Trading Commission is a signatory to the Memorandum of Understanding which established OOCUR on July 26, 2002. It is therefore with great pride and honour that the Commission is hosting this event. The Commission believes in the value of networks and in particular the benefits to be gained from regional groupings. We regard meetings convened to facilitate sharing of experiences, discussion of new ideas and to formulate strategies useful to utility regulation in the Caribbean as very important, crucial and forward looking. I note from the conference programme that the next three days will deal with matters, some of which are of great importance to consumers and our stakeholders, such as regulatory policy, tariff setting and renewable energy. I am particularly pleased that the conference presenters include both regional and international regulators, utility companies, the World Bank, CARICOM and ECOWAS and I am sure that you will have a very interesting conference with robust participation. I hope that, despite a packed conference programme, you will find time to enjoy all that Barbados has to offer. I extend my best wishes for a successful conference. Neville V. Nicholls Chairman Fair Trading Commission Barbados PAGE 3

9th Annual Conference Regulation and Competition: The Impact and Value in the Caribbean4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1st, 2011 Moderator Conference Registration Mr. William Withers Chairman, Public UtilitiesDAY 1 Wednesday, Nov. 2nd, 2011 Commission, Anguilla8:00-9:00 a.m. Conference Registration 10:40-11:00 a.m. More Bang for Your Buck Increasing the Regulator’s Efficiency OPENING CEREMONY Moderator Presenter Ms. Peggy Griffith John Curran Deputy Chairman, OOCUR Executive Director, Jersey Chief Executive Officer Fair Trading Commission Competition Regulatory Authority Barbados 11:00-11:20 a.m. Regulatory Strategies for Regional Integration: The9:05-9:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks ECOWAS Perspective Mr. Justice Prem Persaud Presenter Secretary General (Ag.) Ifey Ikeonu OOCUR Council Member, Regional Chairman, Public Utilities Commission Electricity Regulatory Authority Guyana Ghana9:15-9:25 a.m. Opening Remarks 11:20-11:40 a.m. Determining the Best Mr. Zia Mian Form of Regulation Chairman, OOCUR for Newly Liberalised Director General, Office of Telecommunications Utility Regulation Activities Jamaica Presenter DeCourcey Eversley9:25-9:45 a.m. Feature Address Director of Fair Competition Senator, The Honourable Fair Trading Commission Haynesley Benn Barbados Minister of Commerce and Trade, Barbados 11:40-12:10 p.m. Q&A9:45-10:05 a.m. Cultural Presentation 12:15-1:30 p.m. LUNCH (Sponsored by LIME)10:05-10:10 a.m. Vote of Thanks Moderator Sandra Sealy Mr. John Williams Director of Utility Regulation Director General Fair Trading Commission Barbados Telecommunications Commission, Turks and Caicos10:10-10:40 a.m. COFFEE BREAK PAGE 4

9th Annual ConferenceRegulation and Competition: The Impact and Value in the Caribbean1:30-1:50 p.m. Is the Regulation of 3:30-3:50 p.m. Risks of Outdated Regulatory Interconnection a Necessary Frameworks – The Case and Sufficient Condition to for Periodic Reviews in the Create a Competitive Mobile Caribbean Industry That Delivers the Best Value? Presenter Usman Saadat Presenter Charles A. Douglas Telecommunications Strategy Regional Regulatory Advisor Castalia Strategic Advisors LIME 3:50-4:10 p.m. Dividends from Liberalisation The Role of the Independent1:50-2:10 p.m. From LRIC to Interconnection Regulator The Twists and Turns in Presenter Establishing Cost-based Embert Charles Interconnection Managing Director Eastern Caribbean Presenter Telecommunications Authority Susanna Cooper-Corbin St. Lucia Financial Analyst, Fair Trading 4:10-4:30 p.m. Q&A Commission, Barbados2:10-2:30 p.m. Interconnection: Challenges 5:00-7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception in an Emerging Liberalised (Co-sponsored by Market TeleBarbados Inc.) Presenter 7:00 p.m. Executive Council Meeting Avita Singh Financial Analyst, Public Utilities Commission, Guyana2:30-2:50 p.m. Q&A DAY 2 Thursday, Nov. 3rd, 2011 Moderator2:50-3:10 p.m. COFFEE BREAK Mr. Harjinder Atwal Moderator Executive Director, Regulated Mr. Wayne Aranha Industries Commission Chairman, Utility Regulation Trinidad and Tobago and Competition Authority 8.30-9.00 a.m. Meeting the Challenges Bahamas of Today’s Regulatory3:10-3:30 p.m. Ex Ante and Ex Post Environment Regulation – the Backbone of Every Regulator Presenter Mr. Tony Clarke Presenter President, National Association Kim Griffith-Tang How General Legal Counsel of Regulatory Utility Fair Trading Commission Commisioners, United States Barbados PAGE 5

9th Annual Conference Regulation and Competition: The Impact and Value in the Caribbean9:00-9:20 a.m. Performance Based 10:40-11:00 a.m. Can Caribbean Countries Non-Revenue Water Afford/Afford Not to Develop Reduction Contracts as a Tool Renewable Energy Projects? for Caribbean Regulation Presenter Presenter Winston Robotham David Ehrhardt Economic and Regulatory Chief Executive, Castalia Analyst, Office of Utilities Strategic Advisors Regulation, Jamaica9:20-9:40 a.m. Improving Energy Efficiency 11:00-11:20 a.m. Number Portability in the at the Water and Sewerage Caribbean Authority Presenter Presenter Garvin Alexander Julian Wilkins Assistant Executive Director Director Telecoms Public Technical Operations Regulated Industries Policy, Digicel Commission, Trinidad and Tobago 11:20-11.50 a.m. Q&A 12:00-1:30 p.m. LUNCH (Sponsored by the Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd.)9:40-10:00 a.m. Q&A Moderator Mr. J. Paul Morgan10:00-10:20 a.m. COFFEE BREAK Deputy Chairman, Utilities (Sponsored by the Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd.) Regulation and Competition Authority, Bahamas Moderator 1:30-1:50 p.m. The Implications of Mr. John Avery Broadband Communication Chairman, Public Utilities Trends for Competition and Regulation in an Increasingly Commission, Belize Converging Environment10:20-10:40 a.m. Renewable Energy in Trinidad Presenter and Tobago – An Assessment Patrick Hinkson of the Potential Impacts Executive Vice-President of Solar Water Heating & Incentives for its Deployment TeleBarbados Inc. and TeleSt. Lucia Inc. Presenter Gerard Emmanuel-Rodriguez 1:50-2:10 p.m. Communication Technology Trends and Implications for Tariff Analyst, Regulated Regulation Industries Commission Trinidad and Tobago Presenters Hallam Hope Independent Consultant in ICT Policy, Regulation and Technology and Michelle Marius Independent Consultant Publisher of ICT Pulse PAGE 6

9th Annual ConferenceRegulation and Competition: The Impact and Value in the Caribbean2:10-2:30 p.m. The Role of Renewable 4:10-4.30 p.m. Q&A Energy Sources in Island 7:00–10:00 p.m. DINNER Electric Systems Presenter DAY 3 Friday, Nov. 4th, 2011 Theodore J. Kury Director of Energy Studies Moderator Mr. Embert Charles Public Utility Research Center Managing Director USA Eastern Caribbean2:30-2:50 p.m. Q&A Telecommunications Authority St. Lucia2.50-3.10 p.m. COFFEE BREAK (Sponsored by the Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd.) 9:00-9:20 a.m. An Overview of the Fuel Audit Process and Predicted Impact Moderator on the Fuel Efficiency of a Mr. Zia Mian Thermal Generation Plant Chairman, OOCUR3.10-3.30 p.m. Is Net Metering a Suitable Presenter Policy Instrument for Wide Connie Joseph Proliferation of Small Scale Financial Analyst, Independent Renewable Energy Generation in CARICOM? Regulatory Commission Dominica Presenter 9:20-9:40 a.m. Broadband and Wireless Joseph Williams Access: A Springboard for Programme Manager Energy Economic Development in the Caribbean Caribbean Community Secretariat, Guyana Presenter Kareem Guiste3:30-3.50 p.m. Doing Business Project of the Financial Analyst World Bank – Indicator on “Getting Electricity” Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority Presenter Jayashree Srinivasan 9:40-10:00 a.m. Transitioning the CACU Why? To What? How? Operations Analyst, GIADB World Bank Presenter Yasmin Chong3.50-4.10 p.m. Assessing the Regulator’s Chairman, Consumer Affairs Role in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Committee on Utilities Advancement in the Jamaica Caribbean Presenter 10:00-10:20 a.m. COFFEE BREAK Dr. Marsha Atherley-Ikechi Utility Analyst, Fair Trading Commission, Barbados PAGE 7

9th Annual Conference Regulation and Competition: The Impact and Value in the Caribbean Moderator 1:30-1:50 p.m. Issues of Unbundling and Mr. Eliud T. Williams Regulation in the Power Chairman, Independent Sector – the Case of Jamaica Regulatory Commission Presenter Dominica David Ehrhardt Chief Executive, Castalia10:20-10:40 a.m. Feed-in Tariff Laws in the Caribbean? Strategic Advisors Presenter 1:50-2:10 p.m. Competition in the Electricity Dr. Xavier Lemarie Industry in Barbados Researcher, University College Presenter London – Energy Institute Antonio Thompson United Kingdom Chief Economist, Fair Trading10:40-11:00 a.m. Implementing Wind, Biomass Commission, Barbados Cogeneration and Solar PV Projects in the Caribbean 2:10-2:30 p.m. Road Map for the Operationalisation of an Presenter Electricity Regulatory Gianmarco Servetti Authority Manager, Castalia Strategic Presenter Advisors Justinn Kase Engineering Officer11:00-11:20 a.m. Barbados Light and Power Supporting Small Distributed Independent Regulatory Renewable Generating Commission, Dominica Systems 2.30-2.50 pm Q&A Presenter Stephen Worme 2:50-3.10 p.m. CONFERENCE CLOSING Chief Marketing Officer REMARKS Prem Persaud, OOCUR The Barbados Light & Power Company Limited11:20-11:50 a.m. Q&A12:00-1:30 p.m. LUNCH Moderator Mr. Lancelot McCaskie Chief Executive Officer Independent Regulatory Commission, Dominica PAGE 8

9th Annual ConferenceRegulation and Competition: The Impact and Value in the Caribbean CONFERENCE SPEAKERS Canada in Jamaica, Ms. Chong has successfully completed several certificate courses at the Department of International Trade CanadaALEXANDER Garvin is the Assistant Executive Director – Technical and will shortly complete a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Operations at the Regulated Industries CLARK Tony was elected to the North Dakota Public Service Commission (RIC), Trinidad & Tobago, a position he has held for the past nine and a half years. Commission in 2000, and was re-elected He is a qualified Electrical Engineer with a in 2006. He serves as the Commission’s B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, an M.Sc. in Chairman. Mr. Clark serves as President of Engineering Management, and an Advanced the National Association of Regulatory Utility Diploma in Business Administration. His Commissioners (NARUC), which represents the professional memberships include Registered interests of utility regulators in the U.S. states and territories. He is a past Chairman of theEngineer with the Board of Engineering of Trinidad and Tobago, Association’s Telecommunications Committeemember of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and currently serves on its Electricity Committee. Mr. Clark holds(IEEE) and member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). undergraduate degrees from North Dakota State University andATHERLEY-IKECHI Marsha, PhD has worked in the water, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of North Dakota. He and his wife Amy have three children. telecommunications, and natural gas sectors. COOPER-CORBIN Susanna is the Financial Analyst at the Fair She is currently the Utility Analyst with lead Trading Commission, Barbados. She holds a responsibility for Electricity. Prior to joining Masters in Business Administration specialising the Fair Trading Commission she worked as in finance from Manchester Business School, an Environmental Consultant with a Canadian United Kingdom. She is a Fellow of the Institute based geotechnical engineering company of Chartered Accountants and holds a Diploma and as an Environmental Technical Officer in Business Systems Analysis/Design from the in the public sector. Dr. Atherley-Ikechi is University of South Bank and a B.Sc. (Hons.)an Environmental Engineering graduate of the University of in Biological Chemistry, University of Essex.Newcastle and the University of the West Indies and a beneficiary She has experience in auditing, accounting, finance, and projectof NARUC, PURC and IP3 training. She is also a board member management and has consulted in financial management andof the Barbados Institute of Environmental Professionals. business development. Mrs. Cooper-Corbin provides financialCHARLES Embert was appointed Managing Director of the analytical support to the Utility Regulation Division and is currently Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications involved in issues relating to LRIC, Price Cap and Interconnection. Authority (ECTEL) in 2007, but has been CURRAN John is the Executive Director of the Jersey Competition engaged in telecommunications regulation Regulatory Authority since 2010 and the since 2004. He has been involved in the Director General of the Office of Utility regulation of other areas in the communication Regulation in Guernsey since 2005. He has sector for over a decade having served as worked with the OUR since 2003 as Director Chairman of the Saint Lucia Broadcasting of Regulation. He has extensive experience Corporation and Director of Information in regulation, having previously worked withServices with the Government of Saint Lucia. He also served Telstra, the Australian telecoms incumbent,as communications advisor with the Organisation of Eastern and with the Commission for CommunicationsCaribbean States. Mr. Charles has been trained at the graduate Regulation (Comreg) in Ireland where he was involved in managinglevel in communications and telecommunications policy at the liberalisation of the telecoms market and international work.universities in the West Indies and the United Kingdom. He also Mr. Curran studied Electronic Engineering at Galway Institute ofparticipated in training programmes in Canada and the USA. Technology and holds a Diploma in Company Direction from the IoD.CHONG Yasmin was appointed Chairman of the Consumer DOUGLAS Charles A. has nineteen years’ experience in Advisory Committee on Utilities in January 2004 telecommunications. He is a Regional and has positioned the CACU as the primary Regulatory Advisor at LIME with responsibilities utilities consumer advocate in Jamaica. A for Jamaica, Cayman, Turks & Caicos and Florida International University graduate with the British Virgin Islands. Mr. Douglas has honors degrees and certificates in International a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Relations and Economics, she is also the holder Economics (honours) and a Masters degree of a Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean (with distinction) in Telecommunications Policy Studies and other professional certificates in and Technology Management. He received thepolitical studies, business development and communications. As a Principal’s Award for Outstanding Leadership during his studiescertified international trade specialist with the High Commission ofPAGE 9

9th Annual ConferenceRegulation and Competition: The Impact and Value in the Caribbeanat the Mona School of Business and serves as a member of the Laws degree from the University of the West Indies. She is currentlyAdvisory Committee of the TPM Programme. Mr. Douglas is married completing her Master of Laws.and enjoys doing bible educational work in his community as wellas playing tennis, football and chess. GUISTE Kareem holds a bachelor’s degree in businessEHRHARDT David is qualified in law and economics and has administration with a concentration in Economics and a bachelor’s degree in 15 years professional experience in private accounting. He holds a minor in Print Journalism participation and regulation in the water, and is currently completing a Master of Business electricity, telecommunications, and transport Administration Degree with a concentration sectors. He is a recognised expert in developing in Global Economics. Prior to joining ECTEL innovative thinking on sector reforms, and as Financial Analyst, Mr. Guiste worked in the advising regulators, utilities and governments Energy Sector. on issues such as tariff setting methodologies and cost-of-service. Mr. Ehrhardt has specific HINKSON Patrick is currently Executive Vice-President forexperience in many of the Caribbean island nations, where his TeleBarbados Inc. Mr. Hinkson joinedwork has focused on governance reforms, as well as assisting TeleBarbados in December 2005 after six (6)in the establishment of institutional and legal models for private years with ANSA McAL (Barbados) Limited. Heparticipation in regulated sectors. previously sat on the sub-committee to amendEMMANUEL-Rodriguez Gerard is a Tariff Analyst with the Regulated the Telecommunications Act of Barbados as Industries Commission (RIC) of Trinidad and part of the final phase of the liberalisation of Tobago, and has worked with this organisation the telecommunications industry in Barbados. since May 2006. He holds a Masters Degree in Mr. Hinkson is a member of the Certified Environmental Engineering, BSc. Mathematics and Economics, a Diploma in Teaching and General Accountants Association of Canada and a Fellow Chartered Certificate in Human Resource Management. Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados He also holds the Certified Regulation Specialist (ICAB). He is also the past-president of ICAB and has served on designation, jointly awarded by the Water, many of its committees.Engineering and Development Centre, Loughborough University(U.K.) and the Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (U.S.A.). Prior HOPE Hallam is a researcher and independent consultantto working with the RIC, he worked as an educator for eleven years. in ICT Policy, Regulation and TechnologyEVERSLEY DeCourcey is the Director of Fair Competition at the and provides consultancy to international Barbados Fair Trading Commission, a position companies and Government institutions. With he has held since 2004. He is responsible for more than 20 years of experience in regional advising the Commission on matters of fair communications, he has taught regulatory competition and has led the Commission’s policy at the University of the West Indies (UWI). investigative team on numerous occasions, He has been an Intervenor in rate hearings in conducting investigations into allegations of Barbados representing consumer interests anticompetitive conduct. Mr. Eversley has served as a member of the regional Task Force and is a prolific publisher and presenter of papers on variouson Competition Policy and currently represents the Commission as a Communication topics. Mr. Hope has an M.A in Communicationmember of the steering committee of the International Competition Policy from City University, London.Network. Mr. Eversley has undergraduate degrees in Economicsand Law and Masters’ Degrees in Economics and Competition Law. IKEONU Ifey is a Member of the ERERA Regulatory Council. SheGRIFFITH TANG-HOW Kim is currently the General Legal Counsel of holds a Masters degree in Law and is an Energy the Fair Trading Commission, a post she has held Lawyer with over 20 years of experience in the since June 2007. Mrs. Tang-How commenced West African Electric Power Sector. Prior to her tenure with the FTC on November 1, 2002 joining ERERA in January 2011, she was on the as the Legal Officer and worked in that position Management team of the Nigerian Electricity until October 2004 when she was promoted to Regulatory Commission. Mrs. Ikeonu played an the position of Senior Legal Officer. Mrs. Tang- active role in the power sector reform program How provides legal advice to the Commission in in Nigeria where she was actively involved in the areas of utility regulation, fair competitionand consumer protection. She is a Practising Attorney-at-Law the legal & regulatory aspects. She has presented a number ofhaving been admitted to the Bar in 2002 and holds a Bachelor of papers on the ECOWAS power sector and is a certified Regulation Specialist.PAGE 10

9th Annual ConferenceRegulation and Competition: The Impact and Value in the CaribbeanJOSEPH Connie has been employed with the Independent MARIUS Michele is an Independent Consultant and is the Publisher Regulatory Commission for the past 7 months of ICT Pulse, a blog that discusses ICT issues and holds the position of Financial Analyst. from a Caribbean perspective. She possesses Prior to working with the IRC, Ms. Joseph over 13 years of professional experience in the was employed with the Public Service of the telecommunications and ICT fields, which has Commonwealth of Dominica for 20 years been gained in the Caribbean, Southeast Asia where she held both junior and middle level and the South Pacific, and in developed and management positions. She obtained a developing countries. Her key areas of expertise certificate in business administration from the are telecommunications/ICT policy, regulation,University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica (1998), a regulatory administration, governance and technology. She hasfirst degree in Accounting from the University of the West Indies, St. academic qualifications in law and engineering, the latter to theAugustine Campus, Trinidad (2002) and became an affiliate of the Master degree level.Association of Certified Chartered Accountants from 2010.KASE Justinn is an Electrical Engineer with a BSc. in Electrical and ROBOTHAM Winston is a Regulatory Analyst at the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR). He holds an MSc Degree Computer Engineering from the University of the in Economics and a BSc (Hons) in Economics West Indies and is presently nearing completion and Statistics from the University of the West of his MBA. He has worked in the Electric Utility Indies. Prior to his current service in the Public Industry for the past twenty years. He worked in Sector, he developed a professional career in various management positions at the Dominica the Financial Sector and was accomplished Electricity Services Limited (DOMLEC) for 15 in a wide range of managerial assignments, years and then left to take up the position of including credit and portfolio management, Project Manager at CARILEC where he workedfor 5 years. He is currently an employee of the Independent customer relationship management, marketing, human resourcesRegulatory Commission in Dominica with specific assignment to management sales and business development.matters relating to technical regulation. SADAAT Usman is a qualified Economist experienced in economicKURY Ted is Director of Energy Studies for the Public Utility Research Center (PURC) at the University regulation of the telecommunications sector, of Florida. He is responsible for promoting and skilled in business operations and research and outreach activities in energy management. Before joining Castalia, Mr. regulation and policy. He develops research Sadaat led the multi-utility and competition strategies that inform the academic community regulator in The Bahamas during a period and practitioners on emerging issues and best of major policy, legal and regulatory reform, practices and serves as an expert resource for including privatisation. He also held leadership regulatory professionals, policymakers, and roles for a telecoms provider in the UK, theservice providers in Florida and around the world. He holds a B.A. Caribbean and in Asia. His consulting experience includes projectsand an M.A. in Economics from the State University of New York at for European and Asian regulators, and telecoms operators coveringBuffalo. interconnection cost models and access pricing, tariff rebalancing,LEMAIRE Xavier is a researcher at the University College London cost-benefit analyses, liberalisation and privatisation. Mr. Sadaat – Energy Institute. Since 2005, he has holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the London been coordinator of the Sustainable Energy School of Economics. Regulation Network (SERN), an initiative SERVETTI Gianmarco is a Manager with Castalia, and has funded by the Renewable Energy and Energy specialised for the past six years in advising Efficiency Partnership (REEEP). Previously, he power utilities, regulators and Governments in was researcher at the Centre for Management emerging economies on improving electricity under Regulation, Warwick Business School services and reducing costs. His expertise covers (2005-2011) and Marie Curie Research Fellow all key perspectives for increasing efficiency ofat the University of Warwick researching on the implementation power supply and demand from project levelof territorial development projects in French Guiana and Guyana technical assistance and development of(2002-2003). He was Lecturer in Economy, Management and innovative business models, to the design ofSociology in Universities in Paris (1996-2002) and holds a PhD policy, regulatory, and financial mechanisms. Mr. Servetti holds afrom Ecole des Hautes en Sciences Sociales – EHESS Paris. Master of Arts in International Economics and Energy Policy from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC and a Degree in International Relations from the University of Trieste, Italy.PAGE 11

9th Annual ConferenceRegulation and Competition: The Impact and Value in the CaribbeanSINGH Avita a Certified Chartered Accountant is currently WILKINS Julian is the Director Telecoms Public Policy, Digicel employed as a Financial Analyst at the Public Group. He was educated in the UK, has a Utilities Commission of Guyana. She has served Telecommunications Full City & Guilds and a in this capacity for over two (2) years and her Diploma in Management Studies. He worked main duties include analysis of financial data for BT for 18 years at engineering/managerial relating to the public utilities; preparations of levels. In 1994 Mr. Wilkins returned home reports and recommendations with respect to to Antigua and worked for the Public Utilities rate setting and other issues and liaising with Authority. He was elected as CANTO Board consultants. Prior to this, she was employed Director in 1998. In 2000, he successfullyas a Financial Analyst by the Central Bank of Guyana for eight launched the first GSM network in the English speaking Caribbean.(8) years. Ms. Singh also holds an MBA and has over a decade of He joined Digicel Trinidad & Tobago in 2006 and was elected asexperience in the regulatory environment. CANTO Board Director representing Digicel in 2008. Mr. WalkinsSRINIVASAN Jayashree is an Analyst with the Doing Business joined Digicel Group in 2008. WILLIAMS Joseph has been the Manager of the Caribbean Project of the World Bank and works on the Getting Electricity Indicator team. She has been Community (CARICOM) Energy Programme working to develop the indicator since 2008 since 2008. He is responsible, inter alia, from inception to pilot stage to becoming a full- for regional energy policy coordination and fledged indicator to be included in the Doing the development of a strategic approach to Business 2012 report and has focused mainly Regional energy sector development. He has on South Asian and East Asian economies. She approximately 21 years experience in the previously worked in the South Asia Region of energy sector. Before joining the CARICOMthe World Bank Group in the Sustainable Development Department, Secretariat Mr Williams practiced in the privatewhere she was a part of the Urban and Water team as well as the sector as a management consultant in Jamaica and the Caribbean.Rural Development team. Ms. Srinivasan holds a Master’s degree Mr. Williams is a Mechanical Engineer and also holds a Master ofin Community Resource Management from the University of Delhi. Science in Engineering Management with emphasis in NationalTHOMPSON Antonio is the Chief Economist with the Fair Trading Energy Policy and Planning from the University of The West Indies. Commission in Barbados and is attached He is also a certified energy manager by AEE, USA. to the Fair Competition Division. Prior to WORME Stephen is the Chief Marketing Officer with The Barbados joining the Commission he was employed Light & Power Company Limited with overall with the Ministry of Labour as the Assistant responsibility for Customer Service and direct Chief Research and Planning Officer. responsibility for Marketing and Corporate Mr. Thompson holds a Bachelor’s in Communications. The responsibilities of the Economics and Management and a Masters latter include rate design, market research, in Development Economics. His tertiary building relationships with large customerseducation was completed at the University of the West Indies, Cave and developing and implementing strategiesHill Campus and Williams College, U.S.A. Mr. Thompson is currently for internal and external communications.pursuing an LLB with the University of London. Mr. Worme has an electrical engineering degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of the West Indies. He has held positions of Distribution Engineer, Customer Services Manager and Manager Marketing and Corporate Communications at the BL&P before taking up his current position in 2006.PAGE 12

9th Annual ConferenceRegulation and Competition: The Impact and Value in the CaribbeanThe Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators Website: is a non-profit organisation which wasestablished by Agreement dated July 26, 2002 Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) (Jamaica)in Jamaica. The following were signatories to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) (Anguilla)Agreement. Public Utilities Commission (PUC) (Belize)● Cosbert Manchester, Board Member of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) (Guyana) Regulated Industries Commission (RIC) (Trinidad & Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority Tobago) (ECTEL) (OECS) Telecommunications Commission (TC) (Turks and● Justice Frank King GCM, Chairman of the Fair Caicos Islands) Trading Commission (FTC) (Barbados) Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA)● Winston C. Hay, Director General of the Office of (Bahamas) Utilities Regulation (OUR) (Jamaica) Virgin Islands Public Services Commission (VIPSC) (US● Peter Bethel, Chairman of the Public Utilities Virgin Islands) Commission (PUC) (Bahamas) Full Membership of OOCUR is open to regulatory● Justice Prem Persaud CCH, Chairman of the Public bodies with responsibilities in telecommunications, Utilities Commission (PUC) (Guyana) electricity, natural gas, water and the transportation● Dr. Patrick Watson, Deputy Chairman of the sectors. Regulated Industries Commission (RIC) (Trinidad & Associate Membership is open to Non-Caribbean Tobago) utility regulators and associations of Utility Regulators.PURPOSE & OBJECTIVES OF OOCURTo, inter alia, assist in the improvement of utilityregulation, to foster transparent and stable utilityregulation through autonomous and independentregulators in member countries, to undertake research,training & development, to facilitate understandingof regulation issues and sharing of information andexperience.OOCUR MANAGEMENTThe General Assembly of OOCUR is the governingbody to which each constituent member is entitled tosend three delegates, but has one vote. Officers ofthe General Assembly are representatives from thefollowing Member Countries of OOCUR:Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority(ECTEL) (Members of OECS)Fair Trading Commission (FTC) (Barbados)Independent Regulatory Commission (RIO) (Dominica)PAGE 13

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Thank you for partnering with the Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR) CO-SPONSORSThe views expressed by the presenters are their own and not necessarily those of OOCUR, its host or sponsors.

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