2021 Hawai’i Power Summit

Hawaii Power Summit

January 12-13, 2022 | Online :: Aleutian Standard Time

“This was a great opportunity to hear from experts on how they overcame economic, engineering and policy obstacles as an island grid community.” General Manager, Pacific Solar & Photovoltaics

“EUCI made a deep dive into the choppy waters of Hawaii’s renewable energy challenges“ Editor-in-chief, Greentech Media

“Excellent and regionally appropriate coverage of issues in Hawaii.  Included dynamic speakers presenting interesting and objective input.” Project Development Manager, Jody Allione Consulting

Hawaii is making impressive progress toward the goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045.  Utilities, regulators, and stakeholders continue to collaborate on the future of energy in Hawaii. Hawaii is utilizing a diverse mix of renewable sources to move toward the goal: solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydro, and biofuels.

Innovative programs in Hawaii are taking on challenges facing power systems on a national scale. The state is increasingly focusing on breaking through economic and cultural barriers to ensure an equitable energy transition. Energy programs must be financially viable, resilient, sustainable, and create positive change for communities. In this rapidly changing environment stakeholders must navigate:

  • Performance Based Regulation and the portfolio of Performance Incentive Mechanisms
  • Increased DER Resources
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Socio-economic and community engagement practices
  • Challenges of deploying utility-scale renewable projects throughout the islands

Register now to join the conversation with energy leaders from Hawaii and beyond as they discuss how to navigate this rapidly changing power generation and delivery environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Assess progress toward attainment of 100% RPS
  • Review the progress of Performance Based Regulation (PBR) in Hawaii
  • Explore the launch of the initial phases of the large scale VPP in Hawaii
  • Discuss the Hawaii utility business model landscape with regards to customer expectations and regulatory compliance
  • Assess the contribution of DER towards Hawaii’s transition from fossil fuels
  • Analyze the challenges of implementing utility-scale renewable projects
  • Examine the latest information on the development of green hydrogen projects
  • Outline strategies developed to assist vulnerable and under-served communities

 

Agenda

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 : Aleutian Standard Time

7:45 – 8:00 a.m.
Log In

11:15 – 12:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Conference Timing

 

8:00 – 8:10 a.m. :: Welcome & Cultural Opening

8:10 – 8:45 a.m. :: Keynote Address: Hawaii’s Energy Transition

David Bissell, President & CEO, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. :: Decarbonization Standards: Policies and Regulation for Hawaii

Hawaii has ambitious goals toward carbon neutrality and 100% renewables by 2045. Embracing renewable energy will allow the state to foster a healthy economy while bolstering energy security. Hawaii’s RPS mandates the percentage of electricity sales represented by renewable energy to reach 40% by 2030. An electric utility failing to meet the RPS is subject to penalties. This session will discuss progress that has been made and policies and planning to meet the next goal.

David Parsons, Chief of Policy & Research, Hawaii Public Utility Commission

Melissa Miyashiro, Executive Director, Blue Planet Foundation

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. :: Performance Based Regulation

Last December, the Public Utilities Commission issued the decision that set up the PBR framework. The PUC-issued portfolio of New Performance Incentive Mechanisms (PIMs) went into effect in June of this year. The PIMs are components of the Performance Based Regulation (PBR) framework. This portfolio offers financial incentives for exemplary performance in achieving clean energy goals, and penalties for unsatisfactory progress. The order is meant to align the power provider’s actions, the customer’s experience, and ambitious clean energy goals. This session will provide an update on the progress of performance-based regulation and new performance incentive mechanisms.

David Parsons, Chief of Policy & Research, Hawaii Public Utility Commission

10:45 – 11:15 a.m. :: VPP Opportunities

In January 2021, the PUC approved a contract for a California-based grid services provider to partner with Hawaiian Electric for the delivery of various grid services. Swell Energy is the administrator and operator of a VPP for the islands. This session will detail the first phases of the project.

Suleman Khan, CEO, Swell Energy invited

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. :: Lunch Break

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. :: DER Market – Affordable Power for a Carbon-free Future

This session will cover the latest developments with DER Technologies, programs and policies in Hawaii. With the retirement of the 180 megawatt power plant on Oahu, it’s important to focus on community based renewables, rooftop solar and distributed solar.

Christyn Senda, Community & Commercial Program Manager, Customer Energy Resources, Hawaiian Electric

Caroline Carl, Deputy Director, Hawai’i Energy

1:15 – 1:30 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. :: Implementing Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Projects

The islands of Hawaii present a unique challenge in the implementation of utility-scale renewable energy projects. This session will cover the challenges and possible solutions for project implementation across the islands.

Gail Mosey, Sr. Researcher, Energy Solutions, NREL

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. :: Green Hydrogen

Hydrogen is a zero-emissions energy resource that can be used for buildings and transportation. This session will feature an update on development of Hawaii projects that are helping to move green hydrogen forward.

Laurent Nassif, Chief Energy & Innovation Senior Director, Hawaii Gas 

3:30 p.m. :: Day 1 Adjourns

 

Thursday, January 13, 2022 : Aleutian Standard Time

7:45 – 8:00 a.m.
Log In

8:00 – 1:00 a.m.
Conference Timing

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Commissioner’s Address

Jennifer Potter, Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. :: How will ESG Affect Energy in Hawaii?

A company’s commitment to environmental impacts, social aspects and governance can greatly impact investment decisions. Investors use ESG criteria to find partners that have values that match their own in the areas of energy use, waste, pollution, conservation, and inclusion.

Julie Smolinski, VP, Investor Relations & Corporate Sustainability, Hawaiian Electric Industries

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. :: Morning Break

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. :: Energy Equity for Hawaii

This session will present strategies developed to assist vulnerable and under-served communities.

  • Low to moderate income customers
  • Communication and Community Input
  • Community Based Renewable Program (CBRE)

Brian Kealoha, Executive Director, Hawai’i Energy

Alexander DeRoode, Energy Commissioner, County of Maui

10:15 – 11:00 a.m. :: Island Cities Resilience

This session will include an overview detailing the outcomes of a year-long forum on island community resilience, and how those findings apply to the rest of the islands. 

  • Koolaupoko Resilience Forum outcomes
  • Lessons learned
  • Applying findings

Jack Shriver, Director, Generation Project Development, Hawaiian Electric 

11:00 a.m. :: Summit Adjourns

Speakers

  • David Bissell, President & CEO, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

  • Caroline Carl, Deputy Director, Hawai’i Energy

  • Alexander DeRoode, Energy Commissioner, County of Maui

  • Brian Kealoha, Executive Director, Hawai’i Energy

  • Suleman Khan, CEO, Swell Energy invited

  • Melissa Miyashiro, Executive Director, Blue Planet Foundation

  • Gail Mosey, Sr. Researcher, Energy Solutions, NREL

  • Laurent Nassif, Chief Energy & Innovation Senior Director, Hawaii Gas 

  • David Parsons, Chief of Policy & Research, Hawaii Public Utility Commission

  • Jennifer Potter, Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

  • Christyn Senda, Community & Commercial Program Manager, Customer Energy Resources, Hawaiian Electric

  • Jack Shriver, Director, Generation Project Development, Hawaiian Electric

  • Julie Smolinski, VP, Investor Relations & Corporate Sustainability, Hawaiian Electric Industries

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

Register

Please Note: Confirmed speakers do not need to register and are encouraged to participate in all sessions of the event. If you are a speaker and have any questions please contact our offices at 1.303.770.8800

Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

Event Standard RateAttendees
Single Connection - Hawaii Power SummitUS $ 1195.00
Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 4,780.00
Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 8,365.00
Pack of 20 ConnectionsUS $ 14,340.00
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Cancellation Policy

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before December 09, 2021 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

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EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.9 CEUs for this conference.

 

Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 10.0
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Delivery Method: Group-Live presented online due to COVID-19
Advanced Preparation: None

CpeEUCI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

 

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in and be in attendance for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

This program will use a combination of PowerPoint presentations, case studies and panel discussions.

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