In my previous blog I reported that in response to the 1200 submissions on the Green Paper on Energy Policy in Ireland, the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources had convened a single workshop scheduled to commence at 2.00 p.m. on 21 October.
I was overly generous in my estimate that the afternoon workshop would be two hours long.
It is in fact 90 minutes long. 90 minutes to discuss Priority 3 issues and 1200 submissions on the energy policy for the entire country.
This is compared to 4 hours given to the ‘paying customers’ who will be wined and dined at lunch to end off the session.
This is a copy of the confirmatory letter to a delegate to that afternoon workshop:
Dear Energy Stakeholder,
Thank you for your application to register to attend a workshop on 21st October to consider the Priority 3 issues (“Planning and Implementing Essential Energy Infrastructure”) in the Energy Green Paper.
I am pleased to advise that we have been able to accommodate one of your applications, and one of you is registered to attend. Can you please give me the name of the person attending.
The workshop will commence at 2.00 pm in the Stratocaster Suite of the Gibson Hotel, Point Village, Dublin 1, and will conclude at 3.30 pm.
Please note that we have reached the maximum number that can be accommodated in this room; please therefore do not bring others with you who have not themselves received confirmation that they have been registered as they will not be admitted.
As previously advised, this event is being held immediately after a seminar entitled “Planning for Energy Infrastructure” at the same venue. Details and registration information for that event can be found at www.eolasmagazine.ie.
I look forward to seeing you on 21st October.
Chief Technical Advisor
Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources
29-31 Adelaide Road