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Energy Summit 2016

On 29 June 29 2016 stakeholders from the Energy Industry participated in the Government of Bermuda’s Second Annual Energy Summit titled, Powering Our Success.

The Summit was opened by the Minister of Economic Development, Dr. the Hon. E. Grant Gibbons, JP, MP.

Hugo Hodge the former Executive Director and CEO of Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority provided the keynote address.

Panels, panelists and relevant presentations included:

1st Panel: Snapshot of Progress – Thomas Timmins (moderator), Riddhima Gandhi (Castalia Strategic Advisors), Jeane Nikolai (Department of Energy) and Gianmarco Servetti (Castalia Strategic Advisors)

RFP Development for Utility-Scale Solar PV on the Finger - Riddhima Gandhi (Castalia Strategic Advisors)

2nd Panel: Fueling Progress: Possibilities and Strategies – Patrick Caton (moderator), Dr. Randell Johnson PhD (Alevo Analytics),  Tim Kennedy (Castalia Strategic Advisors), Denton Williams (BELCo)

LNG for Bermuda: What’s Possible and What Are the Risks? Tim Kennedy (Castalia Strategic Advisors)

3rd Panel: From Concept to Market: Project Financing – John Gulliver (moderator), Lee Anderson (KPMG), Konata Lake( Torys), Hal Miller (Galway Group), David O’Brien (Black Rock)

From Concept to Market Project Financing John Gulliver (Pierce Attwood)

Financing Renewables  Lee Anderson (KPMG)

Key Legal Considerations and Arrangements  Konata Lake (Torys)

LNG for Island Markets Hal Miller (Galway Group)

4th Panel: On the Horizon – Jack Ward (moderator), Robert Blenker (WRB Energy), Dr. Anne Glasspool (Triton Renewable Energy Ltd.), Luis Huertas(SDC), Tim Kennedy (Castalia Strategic Advisors), Tim Sawyer (CWE)

Impact of Low Oil Prices on Renewables a Small Utility Perspective Robert Blenker (WRB Energy)

LNG for Bermuda - What’s Possible and What Are the Risks? Tim Kennedy (Castalia Strategic Advisors)

Carnegie Wave Energy Tim Sawyer (CWE)

Demand-Side Framework and Opportunities - Luis Huertas (SDC)

5th Panel: Moving Towards Success – Dr. Karl McDermott (moderator),  Dr. Rajnish (NRRI), Hugo Hodge(Tantalus Systems Corporation), Dr. Randell Johnson (Alevo Analytics), David O’Brien (Black Rock)

Facts Shaping Bermuda’s Future Karl McDermott (University of Illinois, Springfield)