Hawai’i Power Summit 2017
November 30 - December 1, 2017
Honolulu, HI

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Overview

Hawai’i has embarked on one of the most aggressive paths toward energy sustainability on the planet.  The intended outcomes are twofold:

  • To replace the Island state’s dependence of imported oil as a primary fuel source with 100 percent renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar, by 2045
  • To reduce the country’s steeply expensive consumer electricity prices

The Hawai’i Public Utility Commission, the islands’ utilities, third-party service providers and stakeholders are locked in a fierce embrace to advance these objectives.  Many, though not all, of the requisite long-term blueprint elements are in place to establish the credibility of the mission.  The sorting process by which specific measures are evaluated and adopted is now aggressively underway.

This EUCI Hawai’i Power Summit will explore the implementation options and prescriptions that the Islands are pursuing to achieve the dual renewable energy mandate and electricity bill reduction.

Learning Outcomes

  • Compare the multiple planning efforts underway in Hawaii to consider their cumulative contribution towards the 100% renewable mandate
  • Examine the utility business model construct in Hawaii and whether/what adjustments might benefit the system, the utilities and the consumers
  • Assess the technical modifications to the Hawaii transmission and distribution systems necessitated to accommodate the rapid and high penetration of renewable energy resources, as well as what lies ahead
  • Evaluate whether ZNE (zero net energy) and GHS (grid harmonization strategies) make sense in Hawaii
  • Analyze the multiple policy elements that will influence the continuing robust development of solar
  • Interpret the implementation path of Hawaiian Electric Cos’ Grid Modernization Plan
  • Distinguish the different ways in which storage resources can contribute to Hawaii’s 100% renewable mandate
  • Discuss the means by which the Power Supply Improvement Plan (PSIP) and other planning documents can be converted into an integrated strategy

Credits

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.3 CEUs for this conference and 0.4 CEUs for each workshop.

 

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day 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.

Agenda

Thursday, November 30, 2017

7:45 – 8:15 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 8:45 a.m. :: Welcome

Connie Lau, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc


8:45 – 10:15 a.m. :: Intermediate and Long- term Planning for Electricity Systems

  • Long-term integrated plans
    • PSIPs
    • IRP
  • Grid modernization-prompted plans
  • Regulatory-prompted plans

Matthias Fripp, Assistant Professor – Dept of Electrical Engineering, Univ of Hawaii

Rick Rocheleau, Executive Director, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI)

Carl Freedman, Owner and Principal, Haiku Design and Analysis

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. :: Morning Break


10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Perfecting the Utility Business Model in Hawaii

  • Do the efforts in NY, MN and California in any form make sense in Hawaii context?
  • What about the DBEDT-commissioned study?
  • Capital sources to acquire legacy infrastructure
  • Capital sources to develop new infrastructure
  • Correlation with rate revision(s), re-formation and incentives/subsidies

Jay Fidell, President and Founder, ThinkTech Hawaii

Jim Lazar, Senior Advisor, Regulatory Assistance Project

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:00 – 2:30 p.m. :: Blurring of Lines Between Transmission and Distribution Systems

  • New technologies
  • High penetration of renewables
  • System consequences and requirements of integrating 3,008 MW of distributed generation (DG) by 2045 across all five islands (PSIP)
  • Addressing circuit- and system-level hosting capacity constraints
  • Technical feasibility of integrating renewable and distributed resources in island power systems while transitioning away from existing island power system fuels and technologies

Michael Coddington, Principal Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Mike Ropp, President, Northern Plains Power Technologies

The Hon. Jay Griffin, Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

Colton Ching, Senior Vice President – Planning & Technology, Hawaiian Electric Co

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. :: Afternoon Break       


2:45 – 4:15 p.m. :: Do ZNE (Zero Net Energy) and GHS (grid harmonization strategies) make sense in Hawaii?

  • Building efficiency standards and codes
  • Considering energy “emiciency” instead of energy efficiency
  • Electrification of energy end uses
  • Software and “self-healing” applications
  • Flexiwatt load management
  • Appropriately-sizing PV system(s)
    • TDV (time dependent valuation) or site ZNE?

Brian Kealoha, Executive Director, Hawaii Energy

Jim Lazar, Senior Advisor, Regulatory Assistance Project

Todd Mayer, Chief Technology Officer, Steffes

Jennifer Potter, Electricity Markets and Policy Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


4:15 – 5:45 p.m. :: Solar as a Pillar of the 2045 Mandate

  • In search of 725+ MW
  • Optimizing the rooftop solar PV interconnect agreement
  • Correlating post-NEM and post-CGS tariff design with future solar capacity requirements
  • Contribution of distributed energy resources (DER) compared to centralized, utility-scale resources
  • “Smart export” concepts and implementation measures
  • Community-based renewable energy projects
  • DOE/EPA/NREL development and siting resources

James Duffy, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

Marco Mangelsdorf, President, ProVision Solar

Gail Mosey, Project Lead/Senior Energy Research Analyst Strategy, Policy & Implementation National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Jim Alberts, Senior Vice President – Customer Service, Hawaiian Electric Co

5:45 – 6:45 p.m. :: Networking Reception         


Friday, December 1, 2017

7:45 – 8:15 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast


8:15 – 10:00 a.m. :: Building Storage Resources in Hawaii

  • Survey of storage options
  • Short-term, intermediate-term and long-term prospects
  • As a grid-balancing resource in concert with high penetration renewables
  • Technologies available
  • Seasonal dimensions
  • Retrofitting opportunities to installed base of residential solar systems
  • Utility-scale
    • Opportunities
    • Potential capacity
    • Drivers
  • Storage proposals in HPUC-approved HECO PSIP
  • Behind-the-meter
    • Opportunities
    • Potential capacity
    • Drivers
  • Incentives
    • HI state legislation
    • Solar investment tax credit (ITC)

William Capp, President and Founder, Grid Storage Consulting LLC

John G. Jung, President and CEO, Greensmith Energy

Timothy Stocker, Manager – Energy Storage, SMA America Company

Charles Vaughan, Vice-President, AES Energy Storage

Guy Frankenfield, Energy Division Manager, DN Tanks

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break


10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Hawaiian Electric Cos’ Grid Modernization Plan

  • “Surgical” installation of smart meters, sensors and control systems rather than system-wide deployment
  • Use of advanced inverters to facilitate rooftop solar
  • Expanded use of voltage management tools
  • Enabling greater visibility and control over distributed resources on system
  • Price tag and capital allocation
  • Timetable
  • Increments and phasing

Dave (DJ) Pleskac, Senior Manager – National Strategic Alliances

Transmission & Distribution Services, Burns & McDonnell

Jeff Mikulina, Executive Director, Blue Planet Foundation

David Parsons, Chief – Policy and Research, Hawaii Public Utility Commission

Alan Dulgeroff, Director – Electric System Planning, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

Julieta Giraldez, Research Electrical Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:00 – 2:45 p.m. :: Converting the PSIP into an Integrated Strategy

  • Utility power supply vs procured power supply
  • Island-specific solutions
  • Balancing technical advances with consumer rates/bills
  • Non-wire alternatives
  • Can these objectives be obtained absent “bridge” fuel(s)?
  • Project management
  • Cost estimating
  • Correlating implementation with rate cases, decoupling and other regulatory matters

Panel Discussion

2:45 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns

Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshop I

Pre-Conference Workshop II


Achieving 100% Renewable Energy:  Considering the Options Beyond Wind and Solar

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Overview

Hawaii is making good progress towards its commitment to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2045.  Many of those gains have been realized because of the cost effectiveness of both wind and solar.  However, given the significant seasonal differences in energy demand and the potential for weeks of low solar generation and the increasing difficulty in siting wind facilities, it is appropriate to consider methods for electricity generation beyond those two dominant resources.

Some of these alternative generation technologies are already being deployed, such as biofuels and geothermal, even if on a limited basis.  Others are just at the pilot testing stage, such as ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) and carbon capture/sequestration (CCS).  Still more options, like thorium generation (an inherently safe alternative to uranium nuclear generation) and hydrokinetic, are at earlier stages of examination.

This workshop will discuss the requirements for year-round energy supply, the feasibility of these longer-term technologies and their prospective contribution towards the 100% renewable energy mandate by 2045.  The technical readiness, potential capacity and commercial metrics of these alternative approaches will be reviewed, along with their relative strengths and weaknesses as well as their carbon emissions profile.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review possible non-solar and non-wind renewable energy resources available for deployment in Hawaii identified in the PSIP
  • Assess possible non-solar and non-wind renewable energy resources available for deployment in Hawaii not identified in the PSIP
  • Evaluate the technical readiness, potential capacity and commercial metrics of these prospective non-solar and non-wind renewable energy resources
  • Examine relative strengths and weaknesses, as well as the carbon emissions profile, of prospective non-solar and non-wind renewable energy resources

Agenda

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

7:45 – 8:15 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 11:45 a.m. :: Program Timing


Recap and Assumptions of Non-Solar and Non-Wind Resources Identified in PSIP

  • Geothermal
  • Biomass
  • Waste-to-energy
  • Offshore wind
  • Off-Island wind + cable
  • Enhanced/hybrid fossil generation technologies
  • Floating platform offshore wind

Not Quantified in the Plan

  • Hydrokinetic
  • Nuclear
  • Storage assisted combined cycle
  • Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC)
  • Carbon capture/sequestration (CCS)

Evaluation

  • Technical readiness
  • Potential capacity
  • Effect on system
    • Planning
    • Operations
    • Reliability
  • Commercial metrics
    • Cost per kWh
    • O&M
    • LCOE
    • etc

Instructors

Bill Capp, Founder, Grid Storage Consulting LLC

Bill Capp is the Founder of Grid Storage Consulting, an advisory firm providing expertise to various stakeholders interested in improving the operation of electrical systems with advanced energy storage.  Clients include utilities interesting in learning about how to integrate storage, firms developing an energy storage strategy and financial entities evaluating potential energy storage investments.  Before founding GSC, Mr. Capp served Beacon Power as President and CEO for 10 years. He led Beacon’s technology development and commercial deployment efforts to align the company’s patented flywheel technology with grid-scale energy storage opportunities.  Beacon is frequently credited for leading the creation of markets for energy storage resources to provide frequency regulation services and subsequently for leading the effort to achieve “pay for performance” (FERC order 755).  The Beacon 20 MW regulation facility in the New York ISO was completed on time and budget in July 2011 and has been operating at over 95% availability ever since.  Prior to Beacon Power, Mr. Capp had a variety of general management, product development and manufacturing technology roles in Ford Motor Company, Ingersoll-Rand and York International.  He holds seven patents in diverse fields relating to sensors, micro-grids, photovoltaic systems, and grid services.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Purdue University and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, where he also earned his MBA degree.


Brian Von Herzen, Ph.D, Founder, The Climate Foundation

Brian von Herzen, PhD, is the executive director of the Climate Foundation, addressing gigaton-scale carbon balance on land and in the sea. He also has served as CEO and founder of Rapid Prototypes, Inc., providing electronic, system and environmental solutions on a global scale.  Dr. Von Herzen received his physics degree from Princeton, and his PhD in computer science from the California Institute of Technology. In 1994, he founded Rapid Prototypes, Inc. and has since consulted in the fields of digital signal processing, including video processing technology, video compression, programmable logic (FPGA) system design, integrated circuit design, signal integrity, networking, fiber optic communications, high-speed memory controllers, image processing and computer graphics for companies such as Microsoft, Disney, Rockwell, Intel, General Dynamics, Dolby, HP and Pixar.


Non Li-Ion Storage Options and Where They Will Fit in Hawaii’s Energy Landscape

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Overview

There is a growing consensus that energy storage will be essential to the integration of wind and solar renewable energy.   Most think of lithium ion batteries as the primary, if not only, type of storage.  Yet, while that is certainly the most widespread solution, other storage media are available and can play a role in supporting Hawaii’s march to a 100% renewable energy future.

This workshop will explain the wide variety of non lithium ion technologies that may be available to provide electrical, mechanical and thermal energy storage multiple grid functions they can provide. Their operational characteristics will be reviewed, as well as the key metrics that will determine their eventual implementation in Hawaii.  Finally, it will examine how the state’s rate design might be adjusted to stimulate the number and volume of projects that will be necessary to support the islands’ high penetration of renewable energy resources.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the multiple non Li-Ion storage options available for deployment, including variable load/demand response, chemical, electro-chemical, mechanical and thermal technologies
  • Evaluate technical readiness, potential capacity and commercial metrics associated with implementation
  • Examine potential storage capacity by type available in Hawaiian Islands
  • Assess incentivizing development and implementation through rate design measures

Agenda

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. :: Afternoon Break Sponsored by DN Tanks

1:00 – 4:45 p.m. :: Program Timing


I. Storage Types

Variable Load Storage / Demand Response

  • Water heating
  • A/C
    • Chilled water
    • Water stratification
      • Tanks
      • Sea water re-circulation
    • Ice
    • Sea water heat pump
  • Water pumping

Chemical based-storage

  • Hydrogen
  • Ammonia
  • Power to gas

Electro-chemical Batteries

  • Flow batteries
  • Sodium sulphur
  • Emerging technologies

Mechanical

  • Flywheel
  • Rail
  • Pumped hydro

Thermal

  • Hot storage to Rankine heat pump
  • Hot and cold storage to Brayton heat pump

II. Incentivizing through Rate Design

  • Classes
    • Residential and small commercial applications
    • Medium and large commercial applications
  • Concepts
    • Hawaii’s current rate design measures and their effect on storage development
    • Optimum rate design to promote storage development

III. Evaluation

  • Technical readiness
  • Potential capacity
  • Attributes vs system needs
  • Commercial metrics
    • Cost per KWh
    • O&M
    • LCOE
    • etc

IV. Potential Storage Capacity by Type Available in Hawaiian Islands

Instructors

Bill Capp, Founder, Grid Storage Consulting LLC

Bill Capp is the Founder of Grid Storage Consulting, an advisory firm providing expertise to various stakeholders interested in improving the operation of electrical systems with advanced energy storage.  Clients include utilities interesting in learning about how to integrate storage, firms developing an energy storage strategy and financial entities evaluating potential energy storage investments.  Before founding GSC, Mr. Capp served Beacon Power as President and CEO for 10 years. He led Beacon’s technology development and commercial deployment efforts to align the company’s patented flywheel technology with grid-scale energy storage opportunities.  Beacon is frequently credited for leading the creation of markets for energy storage resources to provide frequency regulation services and subsequently for leading the effort to achieve “pay for performance” (FERC order 755).  The Beacon 20 MW regulation facility in the New York ISO was completed on time and budget in July 2011 and has been operating at over 95% availability ever since.  Prior to Beacon Power, Mr. Capp had a variety of general management, product development and manufacturing technology roles in Ford Motor Company, Ingersoll-Rand and York International.  He holds seven patents in diverse fields relating to sensors, micro-grids, photovoltaic systems, and grid services.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Purdue University and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, where he also earned his MBA degree.


Guy S. Frankenfield, Energy Business Unit Leader, DN Tanks

Guy S. Frankenfield, P.E., is the Energy Business Unit Leader for DN Tanks’ Energy Division, including chilled water Thermal Energy Storage tanks. His career has included working for Fortune 500 companies, including Trane, IBM, and Honeywell. His 36 years of business experience includes mechanical engineering design and energy efficiency project development. Mr. Frankenfield is a member of ASHRAE and a Board Member of the Turbine Inlet Cooling Association, as well as an active member of AEE’s North Texas Chapter, and the Dallas Electric Club.


Jim Lazar, Senior Advisor, Regulatory Assistance Project

Jim Lazar is Senior Advisor at the Regulatory Assistance Project. He has maintained a consulting practice in electric and natural gas utility rate-making and resource planning since 1982. His clients have included municipal and cooperative electric utilities, natural gas utilities, regulatory commissions, state consumer advocates, and public interest organizations in the United States and Canada. Mr. Lazar is the principal author of handbooks and articles on rate design, renewable energy integration, consumer participation in electric utility planning, integrated resource planning, and incentive regulation. He has assisted RAP since 1998, working on projects in the U.S., Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, the Philippines, Poland, Hungary, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, and Samoa.  Mr. Lazar is a founding board member (1981) of the NW Energy Coalition, with 33 years of service to date.  He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Public Counsel Section of the Washington attorney general for 25 years of service assisting the state’s consumer advocate.  He holds a bachelor’s in economics from Western Washington University, and completed graduate studies at that institution as well as the University of Washington.


Rick Rocheleau, Executive Director, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI)

Richard Rocheleau is director of the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute. He has more than 35 years of experience in renewable energy, with an emphasis in the areas of photovoltaics, hydrogen technology and fuel cells. Following his graduate work, Dr. Rocheleau spent 8 years at the Institute of Energy Conversion working on the low‐cost manufacture of thin film photovoltaics. He joined the faculty of the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1988 and was appointed Director in 2000. Under his direction, the Institute has led the development of several public‐private partnerships focused on the development, testing and evaluation of alternative energy technologies. With funding from the US Department of Energy and the Office of Naval Research, the Institute has developed active programs addressing issues related to high penetration grid‐connected renewable energy technology and development of alternative fuels. Current projects include the Maui Smart Grid Demonstration program, evaluation of grid scale Li‐ion battery energy storage systems for grid management, and testing of emerging photovoltaic technologies.

Speakers

Jim Alberts, Senior Vice President – Customer Service, Hawaiian Electric Co

William Capp, President and Founder, Grid Storage Consulting LLC

Colton Ching, Senior Vice President – Planning & Technology, Hawaiian Electric Co

Michael Coddington, Principal Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Henry Curtis, Executive Director, Life of the Land

Alan Dulgeroff, Director – Electric System Planning, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

James Duffy, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

Jay Fidell, President and Founder, ThinkTech Hawaii

Guy Frankenfield, Energy Division Manager, DN Tanks

Robert Fraser, Partner, ERM

Carl Freedman, Owner and Principal, Haiku Design and Analysis

Matthias Fripp, Assistant Professor – Dept of Electrical Engineering, Univ of Hawaii

Julieta Giraldez, Research Electrical Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

The Hon. Jay Griffin, Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

John G. Jung, President and CEO, Greensmith Energy

Brian Kealoha, Executive Director, Hawaii Energy

Jim Lazar, Senior Advisor, Regulatory Assistance Project

Connie Lau, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc

Marco Mangelsdorf, President, ProVision Solar

Todd Mayer, Chief Technology Officer, Steffes

Jeff Mikulina, Executive Director, Blue Planet Foundation

Gail Mosey, Project Lead/Senior Energy Research Analyst Strategy, Policy & Implementation National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

David Parsons, Chief – Policy and Research, Hawaii Public Utility Commission

Dave (DJ) Pleskac, Senior Manager – National Strategic Alliances Transmission & Distribution Services, Burns & McDonnell

Jennifer Potter, Electricity Markets and Policy Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Rick Rocheleau, Executive Director, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI)

Mike Ropp, President, Northern Plains Power Technologies

Timothy Stocker, Manager – Energy Storage, SMA America Company 

Charles Vaughan, Vice-President, AES Energy Storage

Christopher Yunker, Energy Systems and Planning Branch Program Manager, Hawaii State Energy Office

Location

Hilton Waikiki Beach
2500 Kuhio Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815

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The room rate is $209.00 single or double single or double plus applicable taxes.

Room Block Dates:

A room block has been reserved for the nights of November 29 – December 1, 2017.

Rate Available Until:

Make your reservations prior to November 8, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.

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EventEarly Bird Before
Friday, November 10, 2017
Standard RateAttendees
Hawai'i Power Summit 2017US $ 1295.00 US $ 1495.00

This event has the following workshops:

Achieving 100% Renewable Energy: Considering the Options Beyond Wind and SolarUS $ 495.00
US $ 595.00
Non Li-Ion Storage Options and Where They Will Fit in Hawaii’s Energy LandscapeUS $ 495.00
US $ 595.00

Take advantage of these discounts!

  • Attend the Conference and both workshops and pay US $ 2,095.00 per attendee (save US $ 190.00 each)
  • Attend the Conference and workshop and pay US $ 1,695.00 per attendee (save US $ 95.00 each)

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