University of Hawaii

Electrical Engineering

Interesting times in Hawaii's electricity sector

Date: 2014-09-04           Add to Google Calendar
Time: 4:30 5:30 PM
Location: Holmes Hall 244
Speaker: Maria Tome, Chief Engineer of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

 Abstract:
Four electric utilities. Six grids. Seven types of renewable energy. Efficiency. Oil. Coal. Natural Gas. Smarter grids. Before you delve into the recently-submitted Power Supply Improvement Plans or Distributed Generation Interconnection Plans, get a quick history of energy in Hawaii - and participate in a discussion of what makes Hawaii's electricity sector unique, interesting, and important, not only to Hawaii but to the world.

About the speaker:
Maria Tome, Chief Engineer of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, has been active in Hawaii's energy sector since ... well, even before Internet search engines. In spite of being a registered professional engineer, she is often invited to speak to a variety of audiences. Sometimes, she's even invited back.



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