August WiRE: Exploring Grid Modernization

Please join us for breakfast on August 4 for a dynamic WiRE event exploring Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Draft Grid Modernization Strategy.  Attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly on the strategy from Colton Ching, SVP, Planning & Technology, and provide the utility with direct feedback that could help shape the final strategy!

Registration and breakfast start at 7:30 AM, program is from 8:00 – 9:30 AM. Register for this event online.

And if you need to renew your membership, do that before you register in order to get a discount on the event! The annual WiRE membership fee is $25.

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April WiRE: Community Based Renewable Energy – A Look at Hawaii’s Emerging Program.

This was a dynamic WiRE panel exploring Hawaii’s emerging Community Based Renewable Energy (CBRE) program in which we received an update from stakeholders actively involved in shaping the program and discussing the potential for what’s next.

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March WiRE: Creating a Market – Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Demand Response Portfolio.

This conversation featured Rich Barone, Manager of Demand Response at Hawaiian Electric, his team and other WiRE team members to dive into the recent Demand Response Portfolio filing.

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February 17: Leveling-Up Clean Energy Innovation in the Trump Administration

This panel explored strategies for leveling-up clean energy innovation amidst the Trump Administration. It also explored strategies for forging new public and private partnerships to keep momentum and advance new innovations in the clean energy sector!


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Maui WiRE: Talk Story with Maui Electric Co.

Join the Maui WiRE Chapter for a talk story session with MECO President Sharon Suzuki and MECO Manager of Customer Solutions Ellen Nashiwa! Ellen will present an update on renewable energy on the Maui Electric grid in light of the Company’s recent Power Supply Improvement Plan Filing.

There is no charge for this event. It will be held in the MECO auditorium in Kahului and will be a brown bag lunch.

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December 6 WiRE: Holiday Luncheon and Building Connections Speed Mentoring

Please join us December 6 at 11:30 am -1:30 pm at the Plaza Club in Honolulu for our annual holiday luncheon as we reflect on 2016 and look ahead to 2017. Build connections with fellow women in renewable energy through fun and dynamic speed mentoring sessions. 

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October 21 WiRE: Energy Data Ownership, Privacy, and Security in the New Age of Informatics

On October 21 at 8:00-9:30 am at the Plaza Club in Honolulu we explored how informatics and cyber security are transforming our treatment of and relationship with the electric grid and customer energy data. Our esteemed panelists were: Aram Shumavon (Chief Executive Officer, Kevala), Kelly McCanlies (Director of Privacy Programs Information Assurance Department, Hawaiian Electric Company), and Sam Sneed (Attorney, ES&A).

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September WiRE: Pau Hana with the PUC

On Tuesday September 27th we hosted a fun-filled Pau Hana at HASR Bistro with leaders of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission: Commissioner Lorraine Akiba, Commissioner Thomas Gorak and Executive Officer Delmond Won.  It was truly an honor to hear from these accomplished leaders on how they are helping to transform the clean energy future of Hawaii!

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July WiRE: CYBERSECURITY: Challenges in Securing the Electricity Grid

Energy is a major target for cyber threats. The increased reliance on IT systems and networks exposes the electricity grid to cyber security and critical infrastructure vulnerabilities. This panel was hosted by Connie Lau, Chair of President Obama’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council, and discussed a range of cyber security issues of local importance.

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June 14 WiRE: Unpacking the PSIP

During this informative discussion Colton Ching, VP of Energy Delivery at Hawaiian Electric, and Lisa Giang, Director of the Corporate Energy Planning Division at Hawaiian Electric unpacked Hawaiian Electric’s Power Supply Plan (PSIP) and helped us to find-out what it all means! Dawn Lippert, Director of the Energy Excelerator interviewed the panelists.

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