The Program

This year's program will feature 1.) Energy Updates, 2.) Special Guest Speakers, and 3.) Expert Panel Discussions. There will also be several organizations exhibiting their work in clean energy in the courtyard throughout the day.

8:00am · Registration and Exhibits

9:00am · Welcome

Jay Fidell, President, ThinkTechHawai'i, Moderator

9:05am · Morning Keynote - Hawai'i's Opportunity: Failure is NOT an Option

Jim Lazar, Senior Advisor, Regulatory Assistance Project

9:25am · Updates in Clean Energy

Clean Energy Progress Report (presentation, pdf)
Carl Freedman, Hawai'i Energy Policy Forum Energy Metrics Project Facilitator

Representative Chris Lee, Chair, House Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, Hawai'i State Legislature

State Energy Office
Mark Glick, Energy Administrator, State Energy Office, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism

Consumer Advocate
Jeff Ono, Consumer Advocate, Division of Consumer Advocacy, Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs

Energy Efficiency
Michael Chang, Deputy Program Director, Hawai'i Energy

Kaua'i County
Ben Sullivan, Kaua'i County Energy Coordinator

Hawai'i County
Will Rolston, Hawai'i County Energy Coordinator

Maui County
Mayor Alan Arakawa

City & County of Honolulu
Justin Gruenstein, Energy Coordinator, City & County of Honolulu

Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative
Jim Kelly, Communications Manager, Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative

Hawai'i's Refineries (presentation, pdf)
Lance Tanaka, Director of Government & Public Affairs, Hawai'i Independent Energy

Research & Development
Rick Rocheleau, Director, Hawai'i Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii

Warren Bollmeier, Director and President, Hawai'i Renewable Energy Alliance

Innovations & Energy Entrepreneurs (presentation, pdf)
Dawn Lippert, Director, Energy Excelerator (a program of PICHTR)

10:40am · A High Renewables Future: Keeping the Lights On

11:45am to 1:00pm · Lunch • Networking • Visit the Exhibits

12:30pm · Lunch Keynote Speakers

1:00pm · Clean Transportation: Mind the Gaps: From Policy to Implementation

2:10pm · Utilities: Getting the Utilities' Act Together

3:20pm · Implementing Clean Energy: What Must Happen!

4:25pm · View from the Legislature - What Do We Need to Do?

4:45 to 6:00pm · Pau Hana Power Party (Pupu Reception)