ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2010
Dora Nakafuji

Dora Nakafuji

Director, Renewable Energy Planning, System Integration Dept.

Hawaiian Electric Company Inc.

Dr. Dora Nakafuji is the Director of Renewable Energy Planning in the System Integration Department at HECO and has over 13 years of experience working in renewable integration and wind energy research. Her efforts include working with various states and national energy efforts to foster collaborations with utilities and industries to build unique partnerships that enable development and deployment of “smart” technologies to sustainably meet energy policy goals. Prior to joining HECO, Dora was a staff researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) leading the U.S. DOE-funded WindSENSE initiative with California utilities and assessing transformational risks on critical U.S. energy and transportation infrastructures. She served as the Technical Lead for the PIER Wind Energy R&D and Renewable Integration Initiative at the California Energy Commission and led the California Intermittency Analysis Program (IAP). Dora is a graduate from the University of California at Davis with a Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering with a multi-disciplinary background in experimental and computational analysis.
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