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Dr. Randy Koon Koon

Randy Koon Koon
Lecturer; Programme Coordinator - MSc Renewable Energy Management
Area of Specialization: 
Alternative energy; Geothermal energy; Resource assessment; Computational Physics;

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Qualification & Granting Institution:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Physics, University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, Trinidad, 2015. Dissertation title: Mathematical Modelling and Simulation of Selected Stratigraphy within the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada for Geothermal Energy Prospecting.

  • Bachelor of Science, UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad, 2009.


Caribbean Clean Energy Program Training Workshop: ESCO Financial Modelling for Renewable Energy, September 11th, 2017.
December 16 – 20, 2019 – Certificate of Completion – NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate Training – hosted by Green Solutions International SKN Inc.
December 4 – 6, 2019 – Certificate of Participation – Bankable Calculation, Analyses and Financial Modelling for Sustainable Energy Projects – hosted by Build Better Jamaica in cooperation with Energetic Solutions.

Professional Activities:

  •  The UWI Mona JICA Joint Coordination Committee representative.
  •  Keynote speaker at the Virtual Awareness Inception Webinar to launch FAO sponsored Project “Support to resilience building in the productive sectors of Caribbean SIDS through the introduction of solar technologies.” The webinar can be accessed here.
  • Co-speaker at the IRRP Capacity Building Session: Solar Integration, hosted by the Caribbean Centre of Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency. The session can be accessed here!

Research Grants:


  • The UK-UWI Renewable Energy team was awarded the Frontiers of Science Follow-on Grant (FOS\R1\191009), entitled, “Climate-Resilient Caribbean-Based Renewable Energy Systems” from the Royal Society (Funding Awarded: £12,000.00).




  • Chen, A.A., Stephens, A.J., Koon Koon, R., Ashtine, M., Mohammed-Koon Koon, K. Pathways to climate change mitigation and stable energy by 100% renewable for a small island: Jamaica as an example. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 121, (2020), 109671.  I.F. 14.982
  • Rogers, T., Ashtine, M., Koon Koon, R., and Atherley-Ikechi, M. Onshore wind energy potential for small island developing states: Findings and recommendations from Barbados. Energy for Sustainable Development, Vol. 52  (2019), pp. 116-127. I.F. 5.223
  • Koon Koon, R., Marshall, S., Morna, D., McCallum, R., and Ashtine, M. (2020), “A Review of Caribbean Geothermal Energy Resource Potential”, West Indian Journal of Engineering, Vol.42, No.2, January 2020, pp.37-43

  • Brecha, Robert J.; Schoenenberger, Katherine; Ashtine, Masaō; Koon Koon, Randy. 2021. "Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion—Flexible Enabling Technology for Variable Renewable Energy Integration in the Caribbean" Energies 14, no. 8: 2192. I.F.3.004

  • Koon Koon, R., Shah, K., Ashtine, M., and Lewis, S. 2021. A Resource and Policy Driven Assessment of the Geothermal Energy Potential Across the Islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Frontiers in Energy Research – Sustainable Energy Systems and Policy. I.F. 4.008

  • Marshall, S. and Koon Koon, R. (2021), “Barbados towards 100% RenewableEnergy: Case Scenarios for 2030 National Energy Target Plans”, West Indian Journal of Engineering, Vol.44, No.1, July 2021, pp.11-17.

  • Koon Koon R, Lewis S, Mohammed-Koon Koon K, Chen AA, Shah KU. 2022. A Monte Carlo based approach to the resource assessment of Jamaica’s geothermal energy potential. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 380: 20210133. I.F. 4.226




  • Haraksingh, I., and R., Koon Koon. 2011. “A Conceptual Model for Geothermal Energy Investigation with Emphasis on the Caribbean.” – Proceeding the Thirty-sixth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, January 31-February 2, 2011. SGP-TR-191.
  • Koon Koon, R., and I., Haraksingh. 2013. “Preliminary Analytical solutions of the Geomechanical and Thermal Stresses on Fracture walls.” - Proceeding the Thirty-eighth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 11-13, 2013. SGP-TR-198.
  • Koon Koon, R., and I., Haraksingh. 2015. “Geothermal Energy Prospecting of the Yeoman and Winnipeg formations within Estevan, Canada.” - Proceeding the FortiethWorkshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, January 26-28, 2015. SGP-TR-204.
  • Ashtine, M., Koon Koon, R., Grant, D., Maharaj, A. “Advancing the Caribbean Energy Landscape – A Comprehensive Review of Electric Vehicles and Storage Systems.” Caribbean Academy of Sciences, November 27-30, 2018.


  • Grant, D., and R., Koon Koon. 2018. “Preliminary Investigation into PV-Hydro Hybrid Energy Resource Potential Across Portland, Jamaica.” UWI Mona’s Research Day 2018, Mona, Jamaica, February 7-9, 2018.
  • Grant, D., T., Stephenson, and R., Koon Koon. 2018. “Preliminary Investigation into Jamaica’s Hydropower Potential under Future Climate: The case of Dry Harbour Mountains Basin.” The CORDEX Central and South America Training Workshop on Statistical Downscaling Methods, held from 25-27 June 2018.
  • Ashtine, M., Koon Koon, R., and Rogers, T. 2019. “Tackling ambitious goals through sound research: The Caribbean’s roadmap to 100% renewables.” UK-UWI Frontiers of Science Meeting – Royal Society, March 19-21 2019.
  • Smith, S., Campbell, B., Wright, K., and Koon Koon, R. 2019. “An Economic Assessment into the St. Vincent Geothermal Phase I Project.” West Indies Economic Conference, March 21-22 2019.


  • Koon Koon, R. 2014.  “Geothermal Energy Prospecting of Geological Formations Within Saskatchewan”, CanGRC Review Issue 6 Fall: 3-5.
  • Koon Koon, R. 2018. “Renewable Energy – A Caribbean Crossroad.” Journal of Caribbean Environmental Sciences and Renewable Energy
Subjects Taught: 
1. ELET 3600 – Energy System Laboratory,  
2. ELET 3611 – Integrating Alternative Energy,   
3. PHYS 2396 – Computer Applications in Physics,  
4. PHYS 2671 – Fluid Mechanics  
5. PHYS 2701 - Essentials of Renewable Energy Technologies and Solutions
6. PHYS 3701 -  Advanced Renewable Energy Technologies and Solutions
7. PHYS 3681 - Wind and Hydropower
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