Natural Gas Presentation To Be Held On Sept 26

September 24, 2015

Soren E. Maloney Bermuda GenericThe Bermuda Association of Professional Engineers [BAPE] has teamed up with the Institution of Engineering and Technology [IET] to organise an independent liquefied natural gas [LNG] discussion on Saturday, September 26, to be held at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ], inside the main Aquarium Hall.

The event’s preceding introductions will begin at about 5.45pm, with guest speaker Dr. Soren E. Maloney [pictured] to begin his talk at about 6.00pm. The presentation will last for 45 minutes, with a 15-minute question and answer session to be held afterward.

The body of the talk will cover topics including Power Generation in Bermuda – In the Context of the Caribbean; Bermuda’s Energy Consumption and LNG volume equivalent; LNG Commodity Historical Price; The Transition to LNG – Supply Chain, Infrastructure Requirements and Cost; and Global Examples of Small Markets adopting LNG for Power Generation and Lessons Learnt.

The presentation will be an open discussion on liquefied natural gas as a fuel source for power generation in Bermuda. The benefits and drawbacks of the LNG option for energy sustainability in Bermuda will be highlighted and Bermuda’s energy consumption will be examined in the context of net energy-importing Caribbean states.

The presentation will provide details on the LNG supply chain, infrastructure requirements, power plant improvements and estimated costs to ratepayers for LNG based power generation.

Dr. Maloney [pictured above] is a Senior Project Engineer at OSCOMP Holdings LLC in Houston, Texas. OSCOMP is a Compressed Natural Gas Virtual Pipeline company with expertise in the logistics and pressure control of compressed natural gas to customers within an array of applications that include power generation for oilfield, commercial and industrial applications, pipeline pigging, artificial gas lift and flare gas capture.

Dr. Maloney’s prior experience includes founding director and consulting engineer at Ziklag Consulting Group Company Limited, a Caribbean based engineering consultancy, specializing in marketing and business development for small to medium sized companies in the manufacturing, agriculture and energy industries, desirous of internationalizing their products and services.

His engineering career began at the Metal Industries Company Limited – a tool and die manufacturer and vocational training institution in Trinidad and Tobago. He received his PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the West Indies.

Spaces are limited to a maximum of 60, and those planning to attend are encouraged to email in order to RSVP. Members of BAPE are free to attend, while non-members will be charged $15. Light refreshments will be available.

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  1. Uh Huh says:

    Should be held at Alaska Hall. The amount of natural gas emanating from there could fuel the island.

  2. Snowballs says:

    My wife says I should bottle my gas and sell it as fossil fuel.

  3. Old Fart says:

    I wonder I anyone from Belco will be there? It sounds like it could be quite instructive for them!

  4. Pete says:

    Wondering as to how will they distribute alternate electricity throughout the Island, set up Transformers,poles, and wiring , how will all this affect me the ordinary working class my power bill ??
    From what is taking place now regarding phone, computer , cable services.
    I`ve experienced no benefits. I see this heading in the same direction,
    lot of arguments, politics, high prices and grief.

  5. BAPE says:

    The event time has been pushed forward…5pm – 7pm. The talk will now begin at 5:30pm. Sorry if this inconveniences anyone.

  6. Kathy says:

    If Bermudians care about their energy future and their energy bills for the next 20 years…they had better show up to this meeting…otherwise, don’t complain if your bills go through the roof!

  7. Kathy says:

    Ahhmmm! Referendum on LNG, please!

  8. craig looby says:

    UMI…Urban Maximum Industries…..who is promoting the deployment of 200 mw of base power generated from renewable energy sources, was invited to speak at the so called open meeting, to present an opposing opinion on LNG, only to have the invite withdrawn the very next day. The entire process to get Bermuda hooked on LNG has been flawed since day one, and completely saturated with conflicts of interests from the top down. to the point where real competition in the utility scale generation space is being prevented in a capitalist, free market economy. In UMI’s view, real competition in power generation and supply is a separate utility generator deploy its own grid for the entire island, and directly competes with BELCOS costly LNG operation…..and the consumer choose which service provider they want. At a price point of between 26 cents to 30 cents per kwh, and a deployment fully funded by overseas capital..asking for no money from the Bermuda government of the Bermuda consumer to fund the deployment, UMI would make BELCO bankrupt.

    Its time for a referendum and petition to stop LNG. Its time the Bermuda population stop the legislation attempt to position a commercial entity to make money for a few at the expense of the population of the island.