2016 Energy Conference

 

100% Renewable Energy in Hawaii: It’s No Longer A Matter of When

PROGRAM


2016 MEConf ProgramDownload the Program Booklet


PHOTOS & VIDEOS

MEConf16_Day 1

Day 1, Wed, Mar 16

MEConf16_Day 2

Day 2, Thu, Mar 17

 

2016 Maui Energy Conference Videos

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Opening and Keynote Address by Governor Bill Ritter Jr. and Invited Presentation by Jon Wellinghoff
Session 1: Defining 100% Renewables
Session 2: Community Acceptance of 100% Renewables
Session 3: The Social Impacts of Pursuing a 100% Renewable Future
Session 4: Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Educating Toward 100% Renewable Energy
Session 5: Investing in Hawaii
Session 6: The Hawaii Renewable Experience: What Can Be Replicated Nationally and Internationally?
Session 7: Integration of Distributed Energy Resources
Session 8: Maui: A Case Study-Is This Where We’re All Headed?

Mid Conference Reflections from Utility Dive and the Program Committee 
The Guernsey Report: An Analysis of Alternative Utility Models for Maui County


PRESENTATIONS

Day 1 | Wednesday, March 16, 2016

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – POWERING FORWARD: WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AMERICA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY REVOLUTION
Introduction by Jonathan Koehn, Conference Program Committee Member

Governor Bill Ritter Jr., Founder and Director, Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE), Colorado State University; and former Governor of Colorado

INVITED PRESENTATION –  AN IDSO: THE PATH TO MOVING FORWARD TO 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY
Introduction by Jay Griffin, Conference Program Committee Member
Jon Wellinghoff, Energy Law Attorney, Stoel Rives LLP and former Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

SESSION 1: DEFINING 100% RENEWABLES
Moderated by Kyle Datta, General Partner, Ulupono Initiative
David Bissell, CEO, Kauai Island Utility Coop
Greg Callman, Business Development & Market Entry, Tesla Energy
Shelee Kimura, Vice President, Corporate Planning & Business Development, Hawaiian Electric Company
Alicia Moy, President & CEO, Hawaii Gas

SESSION 2: COMMUNITY ACCEPTANCE OF 100% RENEWABLES
Moderated by William Aila Jr, Deputy Director, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), and former Head of the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR)
James Gomes, Operations Manager, Ulupalakua Ranch
Richard Ha, Co-Founder, Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative
Emillia Noordhoek, Executive Director, Sustainable Molokai

SESSION 3: THE SOCIAL IMPACTS OF PURSUING A 100% RENEWABLE FUTURE
Moderated by Hermina Morita, Energy Dynamics, and former Chair of the Hawaii PUC
Jim Alberts, Senior Vice President Customer Service at Hawaiian Electric Company
Olin Lagon, Chief Executive Officer, Shifted Energy
Kristen Mayes, Senior Sustainability Scholar, Arizona State University
Craig Swift, Director, Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION – THE GUERNSEY REPORT: AN ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATIVE UTILITY MODELS FOR MAUI COUNTY
Jared Stigge, Vice President, C.H. Guernsey & Company

Special Presentation Discussion and Q&A
Facilitated by Dawn Lippert, Co-founder and Director, Energy Excelerator and Mark Wight, Managing Director Marketing & Strategy, GE Ventures

Day 2 | Thursday, March 17, 2016

SESSION 4: INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW: EDUCATING TOWARD 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY
Moderated by Leslie Wilkins, Vice President, Maui Economic Development Board, Inc.
Michael Chang, Chief Innovation Architect, Hawaii Energy
Brandon Hayashi, Strategic Alliances Manager, OpTerra Energy Services
Melanie Stephens, Education Coordinator, Sustainable Living Institute of Maui

SESSION 5: INVESTING IN HAWAII
Moderated by Luis Salaveria, Director, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, State of Hawaii
Lorraine Akiba, Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
Boris von Bormann,
Chief Executive Officer, sonnen, Inc.
Murray Clay, Managing Partner, Ulupono Initiative
Josh Teigiser,
Senior Project Developer for Renewables, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power

SESSION 6: THE HAWAII RENEWABLE EXPERIENCE – WHAT CAN BE REPLICATED NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY?
Moderated by Gavin Bade, Associate Editor, Utility Dive
Mike Champley, Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
Mark Glick, Hawaii State Energy Office Administrator, Dept of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, State of Hawaii
Colton Ching, Vice President Energy Delivery, Hawaiian Electric Company

SESSION 7: INTEGRATION OF DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES
Moderated by Sebastian (Bash) Nola, Utility Consultant
Mark Duda, President, Hawaii PV Coalition
Brendan Kirby, Consultant, Consult Kirby
John Cole, Assistant Specialist, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii

MAUI: A CASE STUDY – IS THIS WHERE WE’RE ALL HEADED?
Moderated by Frank De Rego Jr., Director of Business Development Projects, Maui Economic Development Board, Inc.

Making the Case:
Jamie Cook, Renewable Energy Projects Director, Maui Electric
Jonathan Koehn, Regional Sustainability Coordinator, City of Boulder
Marco Mangelsdorf, Co-founder, Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative

Maui Panel Responds:
Jennifer Chirico, Partner/President, Susty Pacific
Kelly King, Vice President, Pacific Biodiesel Technologies, LLC
Doug McLeod, DKK Energy Services, LLC

 

 

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