About

The Hawaii Energy Conference (HEC) attracts energy industry leaders from Hawaii, the Continental U.S., Japan and Europe to exchange ideas on how to better serve the community in today’s rapidly changing power generation and delivery environment.

With the postponement of the March event, the 2020 program will now take place virtually on July 30 addressing the topic: Imagining a Just Recovery. What would that look like for the grid?


Past Conference Topics

2019  | Innovation in Practice
2018  | Decarbonization: A Business Opportunity for Innovative Communities
2017  | All Things Energy: Pursuing New Opportunities for Electricity and Beyond
2016  | 100% Renewable Energy in Hawaii: It’s No Longer A Matter of When
2015  | A Focus on the Customer
2014  | Electric Utilities: The Future Is Not What It Used to Be


Meet the Program Committee

Caroline Carl |  Deputy Director, Hawaii Energy
Colton Ching | Senior Vice President, Planning & Technology, Hawaiian Electric
Frank De Rego Jr. | Vice Chair, Conference Program Committee; Director of Business Development Projects, Maui Economic Development Board, Inc.
Alex De Roode | Energy Commissioner, Office of Economic Development County of Maui
William Giese | Executive Director, Hawaii Solar Energy Association
Jonathan Koehn | Chief Sustainability & Resilience Officer, City of Boulder
Doug McLeod | Chair, Conference Program Committee; Member, DKK Energy Services, LLC
Jennifer Potter | Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
Tricia Rohlfing | Vice President of Finance, Hawaii Pacific Solar


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