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. The luncheon will also feature raffle giveaways and a special gift for attendees. Register here.

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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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May WiRE: Policy & Continuity in Clean Energy and Transportation

On May 13, we heard about 2016 Legislative Session outcomes.  The panelists were Representative Chris Lee, Legislature; Mark Glick, Hawaii State Energy Office; Jeff Ono, Division of Consumer Advocacy; and, Ed Sniffen, Department of Transportation.  The panel was moderated by Yvette Maskrey, Honeywell.

Friday May 13, 2016 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Plaza Club Honolulu.

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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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