March WiRE: The Energy, Water and Agriculture Nexus

On March 10, we heard how the Energy sector interplays with and impacts Hawaii’s Agriculture and Water industries.  The panel discussion featured Aaron Ellis, Pono Pacific Land Management; Marc Chun, Hawaii Board of Water Supply; Yvonne Izu, Morihara Lau & Fong LLP; and, Josh Stanbro, Hawaii Community Foundation.  The panel was moderated by Kay Fukunaga, WiRE Executive Board.

Thursday, March 10 from 8:00 – 9:30 AM, Plaza Club Honolulu.

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January WiRE: Leading the Charge – State of Hawaii’s EV Transportation Policies and Trends

Please join us for an electrifying discussion on the technology, policy, and economics driving the future of EVs in Hawaii. Our distinguished panelists include: Margaret Larson (Energy Analyst, HSEO), Rachel James (Project Manager, HCATT), Kathy McKenzie (Project Manager, HNEI). Moderated by Julie Hong (Infrastructure Lead, Pac Rim, Booz Allen). Space is limited.  Register now!

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December WiRE – Women Leading Transformational Change.

 

Please join us for an insightful and light-hearted discussion with key women leaders that are shaping our clean energy landscape. The panel features Shalanda H. Baker (Associate Professor and Faculty Advisor to the UH Environmental Law Program) and Catherine Awakuni-Colon (Director of the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs).  The panel will be moderated by Yvette Maskrey (District Manager for Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions).  AS THIS IS OUR SPECIAL ANNUAL HOLIDAY EVENT, WE’LL HAVE A FEW DOOR PRIZES!  

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Maui WiRE: SunEdison Kaheawa Wind Project Tour – December 2015

SunEdison will be hosting Maui WiRE members for a private tour of the Kaheawa Wind Project (KWP). Join us to learn more about the majestic thirty-four Phase I & Phase II 1.5MW wind turbines installed at KWP and their ability to power an equivalent of approximately 18,000 Maui homes annually.

This tour will be limited to 13 members, unless any private 4 wheel drive vehicles can be secured to transport additional members.

Following the tour, we will be convening at Beach Bums in Maalaea for lunch.

WHAT:   SunEdison Kaheawa Wind Project Tour

WHEN:   Wednesday, December 2, 2015
TIME:     9:00AM to 12PM
WHERE: Carpool at Maui Ocean Center Parking lot next to 76/Carl’s Jr. (Meet at 8:45AM)
LUNCH:  Join us for lunch at Beach Bums in Maalaea immediately following event. Please RSVP to denissa@medb.org to attend.

 

 

 

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October WiRE: Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James

On October 13, we are honored to have Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force, speak to us about energy innovation and women in leadership.  Please join us for this personal and in depth conversation about life as a woman leader in the Pentagon.

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz will provide opening remarks.

Tuesday, October 13 from 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM, Plaza Club Honolulu.

 

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September WiRE: Fall Back to the Future

Please join us for our fall event “Fall Back to the Future.” Speakers from the Future Focus: Hawaii Innovation Initiative’s Forum will share what the future of energy innovation looks like from their perspective. Our panel includes Jetta Wong, Acting Director of the US Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions; Ja Kao, President of Onyx Renewable Partners; and, Shereen Wachi, Project Manager for the Hawaii Projects in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific (NAVFAC PAC) Renewable Energy Program Office.

Friday, September 25 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Plaza Club Honolulu.

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WiRE @ 2015 Maui Energy Conference & Exhibition

The Maui WiRE Chapter was thrilled to host a Pau Hana at the Maui Energy Conference & Exhibition and thanks all the ladies that joined us at this awesome event!

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July WiRE – Getting Personal: Your Power to Conserve

Please join us on Thursday July 30 for “Getting Personal: Your Power to Conserve”, a discussion on practical ways to reduce your energy bills and hear from others making this happen on the ground.  Our panel includes Caroline Carl (Hawaii Energy), David Gorman (Revoluson) and Brian Kealoha (OpTerra Energy). Moderated by Yvette Maskrey (Honeywell).

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WiRE Community Survey

Aloha WiRE Community,

We are excited to share the results of the WiRE Community Survey with you: WiRE Community Survey Results June 2015! Remember, these survey results are informal and are not statistically significant, nor representative of the regular population. Instead, they are your answers to common questions we’ve been hearing from policymakers, businesses, government and industry about energy. We will use the information gathered here to plan future WiRE events and to inform other planning efforts, like the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative. We trust you to limit distribution of the results; this is intended for your information, not for the media.

Mahalo for helping to foster open dialogue and engagement!

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May WiRE: 2015 Legislative Session Debrief

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 26th for our 2015 Legislative Session Debrief. During this discussion we will recap the energy policy successes and tribulations of this year’s legislative session and review the bills that didn’t make it this session but may resurface next year!  Our panel discussion features Representative Nicole E. Lowen, Jeff Mikulina from Blue Planet Foundation and Leslie Cole-Brooks from Hawaii Solar Association.  The discussion will be moderated by Veronica Rocha of the Hawaii State Energy Office.

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