2012 Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo Highlights Success of Hawaii’s Clean Energy Program
Showcasing the State of Hawaii’s abilities as a model for innovative clean energy test beds, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s State Energy Office successfully wrapped up its 2012 Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo. Click for news release
Thomas Hicks, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy
Smart Grid Demonstrations in the Test Bed
The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) highlights smart grid technologies as a promising enabling technology to help Hawaii meet its aggressive clean energy goals in energy efficiency and renewable energy. A number of demonstration and utility-wide projects are currently planned and underway in the State of Hawaii, including projects funded by foreign governments. This panel will describe the major smart grid projects planned and underway, discuss how they can help meet clean energy goals, and explore why Hawaii is attractive as a test bed for these types of projects. The panel will include staff involved in the projects from electric utilities, project lead organizations, technology providers, and government funding agencies.
Leon Roose, HNEI
Michael Yamane, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative
Innovative Solutions in the Test Bed
If necessity is the mother of invention, who is the father? This panel of industry experts will explore recent innovations in the clean energy supply, storage, and mobility sectors. These rapidly evolving fields will likely yield game-changing disruptive technologies and solutions that will reshape how we power our economy.
Mark Anderson, Eurus Energy America Corp.
Suresh Jayanthi, AeroVironment, Inc.
Energy Security Challenges with Renewables
As the U.S. increases its penetration of renewable energy resources onto the power grid, numerous unforeseen security challenges are arising. This panel will discuss several specific security challenges and mitigation strategies that are currently being addressed. Discussions are intended to open dialogue around the need for further security and risk based analysis and engineering to lay the foundation for a more robust renewable-centric power grid.
Tarek Abdallah, USACE CERL
Bryan Miller, BEM International
Jason Stamp, Sandia National Laboratories
Expanding RE Penetration via Undersea Transmission
Undersea cable systems have been installed throughout the world to deliver electric energy beyond major bodies of water. These systems can also expand serviced, increase reliability, deliver power with price and supply diversity benefits and, for Hawai‘i, possibly provide a Statewide grid. The State of Hawai‘i has enacted a regulatory framework for an inter-island cable system and will be issuing a request for proposals to implement this system coupled with large-scale energy projects. This panel will examine the over-arching considerations in undertaking the actual development of such a cable system, planning for future uses and benefits of such a system, and exploring approaches to the effective involvement of key stakeholders in implementing such a project.
Neil Rondorf, Marine Renewable Energy Technologies, SAIC
Financing Innovation: Case Studies on Structuring and Paying for Test-Bed Projects in Hawaii
Multiple companies will participate on a panel to discuss how they financed their test bed projects in the State of Hawaii in a range of technology applications which include Smart Grid and Bioenergy.
Heather Richman, TerViva BioEnergy
Peter Yeung, Silver Spring Networks
August 14, 2012
Kevin Geiss, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Energy
Geothermal: Building to Utility Scale in Hawai‘i & Other Island Communities
Geothermal heat is considered one the most energy efficient, environmentally clean, and cost effective systems for electricity production and temperature control. Unlike solar and wind energy, geothermal energy is always available, 24/7 and 365 days a year and the technology is proven and has been used since the Roman Empire. If geothermal energy has so many advantages, why is its use not more widespread? This panel on Geothermal Energy has gathered experts from the industry to provide insights into geothermal development in the Asia Pacific region. The program will highlight geothermal projects, technologies, policies and development and will encourage interaction and discussion about government policies, projects developed and in development, market potential and the challenges/opportunities for a developer.
Carty Chang, Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources
Jon Lorentz, AECOM – New Zealand
Regulating Myths with Math and Motivation: Energizing Energy Efficiency in Hawaii
The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative hopes to meet 70% of the state’s energy needs through energy efficiency and renewable energy by 2030. There is a need to prioritize investments in efficiency over renewables, expand financial analyses to include benefits beyond lower utility bills, and use better metrics when approving expense-reducing capital projects. This fast-paced session will explore all of these concepts and more in the context of innovative, ratepayer-funded educational programs currently being delivered by Hawaii Energy with the help of the Efficiency Sales Professional Institute.
James Kurata, Hawaii State Department of Accounting and General Services
Is there a Niche for Biofuels? Focus on Supply and Pricing
This session will focus on building a sustainable supply chain for biofuels. What will it take to develop sustainable feedstock sources in Hawai‘i and how will that effect pricing? How is Hawai‘i integrating biofuels with fossil fuels in the electric utility and at the pump?
Kelly King, Pacific Biofuels
DETC Company Presentations
Invited presenters will give overviews of their defense energy-related technology application.
Steve McCain (moderator), K&L Gates
Ocean Energy: Test Bed to Global Opportunities
As governments continue to invest in technologies to exploit energy resources from our oceans, panelists will present the current status of wave energy, converting the temperature differential between cool deep ocean waters and warm tropical surface waters into energy (OTEC), generating biomass for transportation fuel from ocean resources, providing chilled water to power air conditioning systems (SWAC) and tidal current energy. Gain an understanding of the parameters which make these technologies a fit for your community, and what challenges may lie ahead.
Andrew Rocheleau, Sea Engineering
Joe Van Ryzin, Makai Ocean Engineering
Tim Fuhr, Lockheed Martin MS2
Economic Development Opportunities in Transportation
Hear from top business, government, and military leaders about viable economic impacts, workforce development, and R&D initiatives leading the way in the transportation industry. Also, learn more about one of Hawai‘i’s largest public transportation projects, the Honolulu Rail Transit project.
Randy Grune, Hawaii State Department of Transportation
Overview of DoD Energy Initiatives
This session will feature energy experts from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Pacific Command providing information on DoD energy initiatives at the national, regional and local levels. A broad range of topics will include renewable energy, energy efficiency, operational energy, biofuels, energy security, and financing strategies.
Douglas Waters, U.S. Army
William Nuttling, U.S. Marines
Emerging Commercial Biofuels for the Asia Pacific Region
This session explores new biofuels technologies which have significant potential for deployment in Hawaii and in other Pacific Rim locations. Focus will be on technical progress as well as regional and location specific challenges.
Michael Lunda, Honeywell
August 15, 2012
Mark Glick, Hawaii State Energy Office, Dept. of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
Special Symposium Inside the Test Bed: Innovative Clean Energy Solutions for Island Communities
Maryam Ayuni, Director of Energy Conservation in Directorate General of New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia
Hugo Hodge, Jr.., Executive Director, Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, The Virgin Islands
Building a clean energy economy
Clean energy is a matter of energy security and a means of protecting the environment; and it is also good for business. Clean energy provides a critical boost to economies by attracting investments from around the globe while benefiting local workers, companies and entrepreneurs. The Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo provides a forum for the high-level global networking necessary to advance this emerging clean energy culture.
August 13-15, 2012
Hawaii Convention Center
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