“Community Conversation” On Electricity

February 18, 2015

The Department of Energy has invited public input into the formulation of a new Electricity Policy, by hosting a “community conversation” this Thursday [Feb 19] 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Heritage Worship Centre on Dundonald Street in Hamilton.

A spokesperson said, “This follows the Bermuda Energy Summit, the collaborative event in November jointly produced by the Ministry of Economic Development, BermudaFirst, Ascendant Group Limited, Bermuda Chamber of Commerce and Greenrock. The Summit created the opportunity for energy stakeholders to begin envisioning the reform of the energy sector.

“A follow-up meeting was also held to continue the high level dialogue on a number of specific issues. But this week’s event is open to the public, and is specifically designed to gain a wider perspective on what is seen as the issues.”

The Director of the Department of Energy, Jeane Nikolai, said, “Central to this discussion on electricity production is the question of how we work together to ensure we create the best electricity policy for the island going forward.

“During this community conversation, we need to focus on the critical issues; what aspirations we have in terms of immediate needs and what are our necessary next steps to move this process along.

“We need to have public input into what is needed to move Bermuda toward a more sustainable electricity future. Sound policy is what will frame effective laws and regulations, so we want to hear opinions, ideas and questions from members of the public.”

The Department of Energy has been working with a number of stakeholders and organisations developing new energy strategies for the island. An important focus of that strategy will be how the island produces efficient electricity to meet its needs.

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  1. except says:

    More town hall meetings on energy? When are they going to get around to actually doing something other than talking?

    • Sara says:

      That’s all we do in Bermuda is talk and whole bunch of nothing gets done.