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House: Energy summit to switch on

The island's energy sector will be under the spotlight at the Bermuda Energy Summit next week.

The summit, which will take place next Thursday, will focus on the integrated resource planning process that the Regulatory Authority will carry out in the energy sector.

Walter Roban, the Minister of Regulatory Affairs, told the House of Assembly this morning the event would motivate delegates to become more involved in energy matters.

He said: “Part 8 of the Electricity Act 2016 requires the initiation of the IRP process by the Regulatory Authority within two years of commencement date, which means that, strictly speaking, the RA has until October 2018 to initiate the IRP,

“Cognisant of this deadline, the Department established the IRP process as the focal point of the summit in an effort to prepare the public for the commencement of this new and inclusive process.”

The summit will feature an electrical vehicle exhibition and five panel discussions looking at various issues including the IRP process and efficiency and conservation in the hospitality industry.

The keynote speaker at the event will be Dr. Devon Gardner, programme manager for energy at the Caricom Secretariat.

• To read Mr Roban's statement in full, click on the PDF under “Related Media”

Walter Roban (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published November 10, 2017 at 12:37 pm (Updated November 10, 2017 at 2:07 pm)

House: Energy summit to switch on

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