Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Committee Members

Roger Medd (Co-Chair), Science Applications International Corp.
Eric Knutzen (Co-Chair), Green Energy Hawai`i / Kaua`i Community College
Jack Benzie, Pacific Missile Range Facility
Rodney Corpuz, General Atomics
Howard Greene, Gay & Robinson
Landis Ignacio, Kekaha Ag Association
Wayne Katayama, Kaua`i Coffee
Joel Matsunaga, Hawai`i BioEnergy LLC
Melissa McFerrin, Kaua`i Farm Bureau
Gary Nitta, Kaua`i Community College
Steve Rymsha, Kaua`i Island Utility Cooperative
Ronald Sakoda, Ron’s Electric
Glenn Sato, County of Kaua`i Office of Economic Development
Lance Tanaka, Tesoro Hawai`i
Mike Tresler, Grove Farm Company
Chipper Wichman, National Tropical Botanical Gardens
Tim Wong, Sopogy

2010 Kaua`i Energy Conference
Join business, government and community leaders for the third annual 2010 Kaua`i Energy Conference at the Kaua`i Marriott Resort & Beach Club on Thursday, November 18, 2010. This all-day conference, followed by a Pau Hana Networking Reception, will present the latest developments in the energy sector on Kaua`i.

2009 Kaua`i Energy Conference
Ready to save money by saving energy? Join KEDB and it’s Renewable Energy Committee as the 2009 Kaua`i Energy Conference on Friday, December 11, 2009 at the Grand Hyatt Kaua`i. This year’s theme is energy efficiency and this exciting event brings together local and national experts to show how you can save green by living green. Explore the vast opportunities available to make Kaua`i a model of efficiency, clean energy. To find out more details click here.


2008 Kaua`i Renewable Energy Conference
KEDB and its Renewable Energy Committee coordinated the 2008 Kaua`i Renewable Energy Conference, held on September 8 & 9, 2008 at the Kaua`i Marriott Resort & Beach Club. This call-to-action brought together local, state and national leaders in the renewable energy sector to present the current status, opportunities and challenges of renewable energy and to start developing the tools, actions and solutions toward an energy independent Kaua`i. Speakers PowerPoint presentations and other information are here.


County of Kaua`i Energy Sustainability Plan
A Kauai Energy Sustainability Plan (KESP) is currently being developed for the County of Kaua`i. The plan will take one year to develop and will suggest goals and implementation guidelines for the next 20 years. SENTECH Hawaii was selected to develop this plan — in partnership with Kauai Planning & Action Alliance and Maurice Kaya (former Chief Technology Office for the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism and currently an energy and strategic management consultant) — and has created a process that includes community input, energy analysis, report development and implementation by Kauai County and the private sector. For more details, please click here.