The event will focus on energy opportunities and challenges in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Basin and bring together top government officials with key industry leaders from the power, industrial, pharmaceutical, hospitality, maritime, natural gas and power technology sectors to discuss a variety of topics including:
- Opportunities for gas fired generation and the natural gas supply outlook;
- Energy reliability, sustainability and affordability;
- The need for new and efficient grid, and off-grid power;
- Growing requirements for industrial and commercial power;
- Changing regulatory landscape for the energy sector; and,
- New opportunities for shipping sector compliance with Caribbean emission control area mandates.
The roster of event speakers includes local and regional government and private-sector representatives, namely: Resident Commissioner in Washington Pedro Pierluisi; Senate President Eduardo Bhatia; Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Executive Director Juan F. Alicea; Hugo V. Hodge, executive director, U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority; David J. Tubman, Jr., counsel to Commissioner William P. Doyle, Federal Maritime Commission; Neil Parsan, Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the U.S. and Mexico; Sue Kelly, CEO of the American Public Power Association; and, Edgar R. Pichardo, chairman of the Management Board, EGE Haina.
Also on the list of speakers are: John Hatley, Americas vice president, Ship Power, Wärtsilä North America Inc.; Raúl Carral, sales and business development, Wärtsilä North America, Power Plants; Pedro Vidal-Cordero, of the Corporate Group Practice division of law firm Fiddler, Gonzalez & Rodríguez, P.S.C.; Pedro J. Nieves-Miranda, special Counsel, of Fiddler, Gonzalez & Rodríguez, P.S.C.; and David Sweet, executive director, WADE
WADE is a global organization focused on decentralized energy systems for power, heating, cooling and processing, which works to advance deployment of a broad range of onsite energy technologies and systems using natural gas, biogas and other clean fuels in cogeneration.