Category Archives: Announcements

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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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; … Continue reading

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