2011 Kaua`i Energy Conference

Register now to save your spot for Kaua`i Economic Development Board’s 2011 Kaua`i Energy Conference on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at the Kaua`i Marriott Resort and Beach Club.  This year, our 4th annual energy conference theme is “Investing in Kaua`i’s Energy Future Today!” and will focus the spotlight on the continued urgency and benefits of developing renewable energy technologies and energy efficiencies in Hawai`i.  You’ll hear from leaders and experts on:

  • Up-to-date overviews of renewable energy for the state of Hawai`i, county of Kaua`i, and Kaua`i Island Utility Cooperative
  • Highlights of exciting renewable energy projects moving ahead on Kaua`i
  • Potential for hydroelectric energy projects on island
  • Vast benefits of renewable energy as an economic growth engine
  • What you can do now – including building the energy workforce and implementing energy efficiencies in your home or business


  • Registration:  7:30am-8:00am
  • Conference:  8:00am-4:30pm
  • $40/person by 11/25/2011
  • $50/person after 11/25/2011
  • Limited scholarships available to registered students and senior citizens (age 60 yr+)
Presented by: Kauai Economic Development Board
In Partnership with: County of Kauai Office of Economic Development, Hawai`i Renewable Energy Development Venture (HREDV), Hawaii DBEDT, and Kaua`i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC)

Join business, government and community leaders and other industry experts for the fourth annual 2011 Kaua`i Energy Conference at the Kaua`i Marriott Resort & Beach Club.  This year’s theme is “Investing in Kaua`i’s Energy Future Today!” focusing on the continued urgency and benefits of developing renewable energy technologies and energy efficiencies in Hawai`i.  Register today to save your spot!

$40/person by the November 25, 2011
$50/person after November 25, 2011 or at the door




8:00-8:30 am Welcome
Welcome from KEDB — Mattie Yoshioka, KEDB
Welcome from County — Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr., County of Kaua`i
Welcome from the Honorable U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye
8:30-9:00 am  Overview of Statewide Renewable Energy
James Spaeth, US Department of Energy OOERE
9:05-9:20 am  Overview of County of Kaua`i Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Projects
Glenn Sato, County of Kaua`i
9:25-9:45 am  Overview of Pacific Missile Range Facility Renewable Energy Projects
Captain Nick Mongillo, Pacific Missile Range Facility
9:50-10:50 am Overview of KIUC Projects
9:50-10:20 Overview of KIUC Renewable Energy Programs
  David Bissell, KIUC
10:20-10:50 Overview of KIUC Smart Grid Program
David Bissell and Mike Yamane, KIUC
11:00am-12:00pm Highlights of Renewable Energy Projects on Kaua`i 
MODERATOR: Dawn Lippert, Hawai`i Renewable Energy Development Venture
Biomass: Eric Knutzen, Green Energy Hawai`i
Solar:  Kurt Bosshart, Kapa`a Solar
Biofuels: Joel Matsunaga, Hawai`i BioEnergy
Concentrated Solar: Tim Wong, Sopogy
12:00-1:15 pm  Luncheon Keynote
Mina Morita, Chairwoman of Hawai`i Public Utilities Commission
1:15-2:15 pm  Hydroelectric Projects on Kaua`i 
MODERATOR:  Mark McGuffie, O`ahu Economic Devt Board/Enterprise Honolulu
Palo Luckett, Pacific Light & Power
Jason Hines, Free Flow Power Corporation
Howard Greene, Gay & Robinson
2:25-3:25 pm Renewable Energy as Economic Growth Engine
MODERATOR: Kim Haueisen, Maui Economic Development Board
Maui County:  Doug McLeod, Maui Energy Commissioner
Hawai`i BioEnergy:  Joel Matsunaga, Hawai`i BioEnergy
Biodiesel:  Kelly King, Pacific Biodiesel
Kaua`i Community College:  Helen Cox, KCC
3:35-4:35 pm  Workforce Development and Energy Efficiency
  MODERATOR: Jacqui Hoover, Hawai`i Island Economic Dev’t Board
3:30-4:00 Greening the Workforce – Building the Energy Workforce
  State Dept of Labor and Industrial Relations: Jeff Matsu, State DLIR
  Kaua`i Community College: Bruce Getzan, Office of Continuing Education & Training
4:00-4:30 Financing and Incentivizing Energy Efficiency
Kaua`i Community College: Eric Knutzen, Sustainable Living Institute
KIUC: Claurino Bueno


If you’re interested in becoming an Exhibitor at the 2010 Agriculture Conference, please click on the Exhibitor Application Form for more information on registration, set-up, and other details.  Each Exhibitor space is $50 per 6-foot table, and will be reserved on a first-RECEIVED-first-CONFIRMED basis.  There is a limited number of spaces available, so please submit your application ASAP.
Please help sponsor the 2011 Kaua`i Energy Conference by becoming a Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Associate Sponsor.  You can also sponsor the luncheon keynote session or any of the four panel sessions.  For more details, please click on the Sponsorship Packet.  Mahalo to our Sponsors and supporters working together with KEDB to make a successful energy conference for Kaua`i.