2014 Energy Conference

Electric Utilities: The Future Is Not What It Used to Be

PROGRAM

2014 Electric Utilities Summary Report
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PRESENTATIONS


Day 1 | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

KEYNOTE REMARKS
Alice Madden, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental and External Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy
Julia Hamm, President & CEO, Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)
L. Hunter Lovins, President, Natural Capitalism Solutions

THE SHIFTING LANDSCAPE OF THE UTILITY BUSINESS MODEL: WHAT ARE THE KEY DRIVERS OF CHANGE?
Jonathan Koehn, Regional Sustainability Coordinator, City of Boulder, Moderator
Hermina Morita, Chair, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
William “Bill” Parks, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy
Lauren Azar, Former Commissioner, Wisconsin Public Service

EXPECTATIONS OF TOMORROW’S UTILITY CUSTOMERS
Maurice Kaya, Program Director, PICHTR, former head of the State Energy Office, Moderator
Dawn Weisz, Executive Officer, Marin Clean Energy
Michael Mount, Vice President, Pace Global, a Siemens Business
Tom Plant, Vice President, State Policy at Advanced Energy Economy
Will Rolston, Energy Coordinator, County of Hawaii

THE EVOLVING ENERGY MIX IN A 21ST CENTURY UTILITY
Jay Griffin, Policy and Research Director, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, Moderator
Jennifer DeCesaro, Special Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Ken Geisler, Vice President of Strategy, Siemens Smart Grid, North America
Jonathan Koehn, Regional Sustainability Coordinator, City of Boulder
David Bissell, President and CEO, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

THE REGULATION OF ELECTRIC UTILITIES IN JAPAN POST FUKUSHIMA: AN OVERVIEW
Kazuhiko Ogimoto, Project Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo

WHAT ROLE WILL TECHNOLOGY PLAY IN TRANSFORMING TO A 21ST CENTURY UTILITY?
Doug McLeod, Energy Commissioner, Maui County, Moderator
Kazuhiko Ogimoto, Project Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo
Kazuyuki Takada, Deputy Director, Smart Community Department, NEDO
Fumitoshi Emura, Department Manager, Smart City Project Division, Hitachi, Ltd.
Mark Glick, Administrator, Hawaii State Energy Office, DBEDT
Michael Reiley, President, HNU Energy

 

Day 2 | Thursday, March 27, 2014

MAUI TOPICS DISCUSSION (Optional)
Sebastian “Bash” Nola, Energy Consultant, Moderator
Carl Freedman, Owner, Haiku Design and Analysis
Mathew McNeff, Engineering Department Manager, Maui Electric Company
Matias Besasso, Owner, Rising Sun Solar + Electric
Bob King, Founder, Pacific Biodiesel
Don Guzman, Council Member, Maui County

KEYNOTE REMARKS
Ron Binz, Former Chief, Colorado Public Utilities Commission

REDEFINING THE CUSTOMER’S ROLE IN THE UTILITY OF THE FUTURE
Lorraine Akiba, Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, Moderator
Neil “Dutch” Kuyper, Chief Executive Officer, Parker Ranch
H. Ray Starling, Program Director, Hawaii Energy
Bob Lachenmayer, Smart Cities Manager, Schneider Electric
Ben Springer, Senior Associate, Energy Futures Coalition

HOW WILL THE ELECTRIC SYSTEM CHANGE IN THE FUTURE?
Bob Lachenmayer, Smart Cities Manager, Schneider Electric, Moderator
Ron Binz, Former Chair, Colorado Public Utilities Commission
L. Hunter Lovins, President, Natural Capitalism Solutions
Richard Rosenblum, Chief Executive Officer, Hawaiian Electric
Ben York, Sr. Project Engineer, Electric Power Research Institute
Kyle Datta, General Partner, Ulupono Initiative

HAWAII’S UNIQUE PLACE IN THE EMERGING ENERGY TRANSFORMATION
Constance Lau, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.

CLOSING REMARKS
Hermina Morita, Chair, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

 


VIDEOS

Below are videos of the recent energy conference, “Electric Utilities: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be” held March 26 and 27, 2014, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Thanks to Akaku Maui Community TV.

Electric Utilities Conference – Part 1

Day 1 | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Blessing & Opening
Kaponoʻai Molitau, Kumu Hula, Nā Hanona Kulike O Piʻilani

Welcoming Remarks
Teena Rasmussen, Economic Development Director, Maui County
Jeanne Unemori Skog, President and CEO, Maui Economic Development Board, Inc.
Our Community Urgently Needs Your Ideas
Alan Arakawa, Mayor, Maui County

Keynote Remarks
Alice Madden, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental and External Affaris, U.S. Department of Energy
Julia Hamm, President & CEO, Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)
L. Hunter Lovins, President, Natural Capitalism Solutions

Electric Utilities Conference – Opening Welcome and Keynote from Akaku Maui Community TV on Vimeo.


Electric Utilities Conference – Part 2

Session 2 – The Shifting Landscape of the Utility Business Model: What are the Key Drivers of Change?
Jonathan Koehn, Regional Sustainability Coordinator, City of Boulder
Hermina Morita, Chair, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
William “Bill” Parks, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy
Lauren Azar, Former Commissioner, Wisconsin Public Service

Electric Utilities Conference – Part 2 from Akaku Maui Community TV on Vimeo.


Electric Utilities Conference – Parts 3 & 4

Session 3 – Expectations of Tomorrowʻs Utility Customers
Maurice Kaya, Program Director, PICHTR, former head of the State Energy Office
Dawn Weisz, Executive Officer, Marin Clean Energy
Michael Mount, Vice President, Pace Global, a Siemens Business
Tom Plant, Vice President, State Policy at Advanced Energy Economy
Will Rolston, Energy Coordinator, County of Hawaii

Session 4 – The Evolving Energy Mix in a 21st Century Utility
Jay Griffin, Policy and Research Director, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
Jennifer DeCesaro, Special Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Ken Geisler, Vice President of Strategy, Siemens Smart Grid, North America
Jonathan Koehn, Regional Sustainability Coordinator, City of Boulder
David Bissell, President and CEO, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

Electric Utilities Conference – Parts 3 & 4 from Akaku Maui Community TV on Vimeo.


Electric Utilities Conference – Parts 5 & 6

Session 5 – The Regulation of Electric Utilities in Japan Post Fukushima
Kazuhiko Ogimoto, Project Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo

Session 6 – What Role will Technology Play in Transforming to a 21st Century Utility?
Doug McLeod, Energy Commissioner, Maui County
Kazuhiko Ogimoto, Project Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo
Kazuyuki Takada, Deputy Director, Smart Community Department, NEDO
Fumitoshi Emura, Department Manager, Smart City Project Division, Hitachi, Ltd.
Mark Glick, Administrator, Hawaii State Energy Office, DBEDT
Michael Reiley, President, HNU Energy

Electric Utilities Conference – Parts 5 & 6 from Akaku Maui Community TV on Vimeo.


Electric Utilities Conference – Part 7

Day 2 | Thursday, March 27, 2014

Session 7 – Redefining the Customerʻs Role in the Utility of the Future
Lorraine Akiba, Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
Neil “Dutch” Kuyper, Chief Executive Officer, Parker Ranch
H. Ray Starling, Program Director, Hawaii Energy
Bob Lachenmayer, Smart Cities Manager, Schneider Electric
Ben Springer, Senior Associate, Energy Futures Coalition

Electric Utilities Conference – Part 7 from Akaku Maui Community TV on Vimeo.


Electric Utilities Conference – Part 8

Session 8 – How Will the Electric System Change in the Future
Bob Lachenmayer, Smart Cities Manager, Schneider Electric
Ron Binz, Former Chair, Colorado Public Utilities Commission
L. Hunter Lovins, President, Natural Capitalism Solutions
Richard Rosenblum, Chief Executive Officer, Hawaiian Electric
Ben York, Sr. Project Engineer, Electric Power Research Institute
Kyle Datta, General Partner, Ulupono Initiative

Electric Utilities Conference – Part 8 from Akaku Maui Community TV on Vimeo.


Electric Utilities Conference – Part 9

Session 9 – Hawaiiʻs Unique Place in the Emerging Energy Transformation
Contance Lau, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.

Closing Remarks
Hermina Morita, Chair, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

Electric Utilities Conference – Part 9 from Akaku Maui Community TV on Vimeo.


Electric Utilities Conference – Maui Topics Discussion

Maui Topics Discussion
Sebastian “Bash” Nola, Energy Consultant
Carl Freedman, Owner, Haiku Design and Analysis
Mathew McNeff, Engineering Department Manager, Maui Electric Company
Matias Besasso, Owner, Rising Sun Solar + Electric
Bob King, Founder, Pacific Biodiesel
Don Guzman, Council Member, Maui County

Electric Utilities Conference – Maui Topics Discussion from Akaku Maui Community TV on Vimeo.


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