Another successful Maui Energy Conference wrapped up on Friday, with a 15% increase in attendance over last year’s conference. The event, held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, featured more than 50 speakers and 325 participants. In addition to increased attendance, press coverage of the event also increased this year. Below is a list of articles published by the press.

Battery touted as aid for electricity generation – Star Advertiser

HEI CEO touts NextEra’s goals – Star Advertiser

‘There needs to be transparency’ – Maui News

The Most Unexpected Energy Conversation – Ililani Media

Energy Discussion Maui Style – Ililani Media

Maui Energy Conference attendance spikes 15% with merger talk front and center – Pacific Business News

Hawaii Gas reviewing proposals for $300M LNG project – Pacific Business News

Undersea cable project sparked NextEra Energy’s interest in buying Hawaiian Electric Co. – Pacific Business News

Maui plans to replace streetlights with LED lighting – Pacific Business News

Hawaiian Electric CEO: We Will Continue to Pursue LNG – Honolulu Civil Beat

NextEra President: We Don’t Have All the Answers – Honolulu Civil Beat

Mayor calls for 100 percent renewable energy for county – Maui News

Dip in oil prices slows Hawaiian Electric’s LNG project – Pacific Business News

Maui County islands can attain 100% renewable energy, mayor says – Pacific Business News

Few opt out of Hawaiian Electric smart meter pilot on Oahu – Pacific Business News

Hawaiian Electric must be out front in technology, Oshima tells Maui Energy Conference – Pacific Business News

Exploring energy through customers’ eyes – Pacific Business News

Hawaiian Electric, NextEra Energy execs to keynote Maui Energy Conference in March – Pacific Business News

Hawaiian Electric Cos. signs on as title sponsor for Maui energy conference – Pacific Business News

NEWS: Hawaii’s Advanced Energy “Postcard From the Future” – Advanced Energy Perspectives