Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo

Program Day-at-Glance

Tracks Efficiency/ Use /Sustainability Infrastructure Renewable Energy Policy & Economic Development Policy & Economic Development Military
TUESDAY, September 13, 2011 - Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit
8:30
Welcome Oli and National Anthem and Hawai‘i Pono’i - Kalakaua Ballroom - 4th Floor
8:30 - 10:00
Keynotes: Governor Neil Abercrombie, State of Hawai'i; Remarks from Senator Daniel K. Inouye; R. James Woolsey, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; George Ka'iliwai III, Director, Resources and Assessment (J8), United States Pacific Command. - Kalakaua Ballroom - 4th Floor
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee & Networking - Concourse
10:30 - 12:00 The Energy-Water Nexus - Room 317A Smart Grid - Adoption, Security & Management - Room 314 Biofuels: Developing a Supply Chain (vs. the Supply Chain) - Room 312 Hawaii's Energy Entrepreneurs: Leaders Share
Their Secrets - Room 301B
Role of Economic Development Boards in Renewable Energy Transformation in Hawaii - Room 301A DoD Service/COCOM Energy Projects - Room 315
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch & Expo - Lunch Kalakaua Ballroom 4th Floor, Expo Room 313ABC, O’ahu. (Expo Hours: 12:00-4:30 PM)
1:30 - 3:00 Managing Limited Water & Land Resources - Room 317A The Hawaii Smart Grid - Room 314 Biofuels Bottom Line - Flying Toward Price Targets -
Room 312
Funding for Disruptive Energy Innovation - Room 301B Utility Acquisitions of Renewable Energy Projects - Room 301A DOD Electric Grid Security - Room 315
3:00 - 4:30 Coffee & Networking, Expo Hall - Room 313ABC, O'ahu Ballroom
4:30 - 6:00 Lighting - Room 317A Undersea Transmission - Room 314 E-Tools to Accelerate the Siting and Permitting of RE Projects in Hawaii - Room 301B Energy as the Economic Growth Engine - Room 301A Defense Energy Technology Challenge
(Start 4:00pm) - Room 315 -
6:00 - 8:00 CTSI Defense Energy Technology Challenge Showcase & Reception – Room 316ABC, Maui
WEDNESDAY, September 14, 2011 - Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit
8:30 - 10:00 Keynotes; Lt. Governor Brian Schatz, State of Hawai'i; Chris Myers, Vice President, International Business Development and Energy Markets, Lockheed Martin; Patricia Glaza, Executive Director/CEO, CTSI; Video Remarks from Congresswoman Mazie Hirono
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee & Networking – Concourse
10:30 - 12:00 Net Zero Energy Communities, Homes & Buildings - Room 317A Speed up, Scale Up: Potential of Electric Vehicles in a Clean Energy Community - Room 314 How to Get Even More Solar Electricity - Room 312 Foundation for Clean Energy Future - Policies, Strategies & Frameworks that Transform the Energy Market - Room 301B Key Elements of a Successful Clean Energy Project: Venture, Project & Social Investor Perspectives - Room 301A

Counties of Hawaii: Sister City Summit - Room 311

Defense Energy Solution Spotlights (Efficiency, Power, Storage)- Room 315
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch, Sister City Signing Ceremony – Kalakaua Ballroom 4th Floor
1:30 - 3:00 High Performance Buildings - Room 317A Advancing Sustainable Transportation in Hawaii - Room 314 Wind Energy - Current & Near-Term Growth - Room 312 Greening the Workforce to Sustain the Clean Energy Industry - Room 301B Sister Cities Energy Panel - Room 311 Defense Energy Solution Spotlights (Smart Grid, Biofuels) -
Room 315
3:00 - 4:00 Coffee & Networking - Room 313ABC, O’ahu Ballroom (Expo Hours: 3:00-7:30 PM)
4:00 - 5:30 Measuring and Reporting Sustainability Achievements - Room 317A Hydrogen - Room 314 Hydrokinetic & Ocean Thermal: Energy from Oceans & Rivers - Room 312 Permitting Renewable Energy Projects in Hawaii & Beyond - Room 301B

Measuring and Reporting Sustainability Achievements - Room 317A
Sister Cities: APEC Update and Doing Business in China - Room 311 DoD-Doing Business with DLA Energy - Room 315
5:30 - 7:30 Expo Reception – Room 313ABC, O’ahu
THURSDAY, September 15, 2011 - Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit
9:00 - 10:00 Keynotes: TJ Glauthier, President, TJG Energy Associates, LLC; Jason Hu, Mayor, Taichung City, Republic of China (Taiwan)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee & Networking - Concourse
10:30 - 12:00 Financing & Incentivizing Energy Efficiency - Room 317A Waste-to-Energy - Room 314 Heat From the Earth- Geothermal - Room 312 Driving Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency (RE/EE) Through Community Engagement - Room 301B DoD Renewable Energy Projects - Room 315

Video courtesy of Ōlelo Community Media.



Efficiency-Sustainability - Room 317A

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Session Co-Chairs:
- Cameron Black, State Energy Office
- Jonathan Chin, State Energy Office
- Sharon Moriwaki, University of Hawaii
- Estrella Seese, State Energy Office
- Gail Suzuki-Jones, State Energy Office

Tuesday, Sept. 13th
8:30 a.m. Welcome Oli and National Anthem and Hawai‘i Pono’i - Kalakaua Ballroom - 4th Floor
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynotes: Governor Neil Abercrombie; Remarks from Senator Daniel K. Inouye; R. James Woolsey, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; George Ka'iliwai III, Director, Resources and Assessment (J8), United States Pacific Command. - Kalakaua Ballroom - 4th Floor
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking - Concourse
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The Energy-Water Nexus - Room 317A
Panel will explore the relationship between energy and water, including the use of water in energy production, the use of energy for water-related systems, the use of renewable distributed energy to produce potable water, and quantifying energy savings through unique water conservation programs.
Moderator: Carolyn “Cat” Sawai, Honolulu Board of Water Supply
Speakers:
- Mikhail Haramati, California Public Utilities Commission
- Jordan Macknick, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) (presentation slides)
- H. Ray Starling, SAIC (presentation slides)
- Kurt Hanson, Windesal (presentation slides)
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Expo - Lunch Kalakaua Ballroom 4th Floor, Expo Room 313ABC, O’ahu. (Expo Hours: 12:00-4:30 PM)
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Managing Limited Water & Land Resources - Room 317A
The proper use of limited land and water is key to the long-term sustainability of all societies and the natural resources that support them. From policy development to project construction, forethought is needed to maximize both resource use and preservation. This panel discusses land and water management policies in Hawaii, urban projects in Asia designed to optimize water resources, and other strategies to help ensure the future health of our natural resources.
Moderator: Paul "Doc" Berry, Author/Educator
Speakers:
- Morris Atta, Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Land Division (presentation slides)
- Lenore Ohye, DLNR, Commission on Water Resource Mgt (CWRM) (presentation slides)
- Alfredo Lee, Agribusiness Development Corp (presentation slides)
- Greg Hurst, AECOM (presentation slides)
- Jesse Souki, State of Hawaii Office of Planning
- Barry Usagawa, Honolulu Board of Water Supply (presentation slides)
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Coffee & Networking, Expo Hall - Room 313ABC, O’ahu Ballroom
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Lighting - Room 317A

Hear about the current state of lighting as well as the latest advancements in lighting technology, application, the largest LED project in Hawaii, and a case study featuring the newest in lighting technology.

Moderator: Howard Wiig, State Energy Office
Speakers:

- Miles Kubo, Energy Industries (presentation slides)
- Alika Ferreira, Pono Energy Solutions
- Jeff McCullough, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (presentation slides)
- Kimberly Polkinhorn, Group 70 International (presentation slides)
- Ron Thiel, County of Hawai'i (presentation slides)
- Sean Sugai, Ronald NS Ho & Associates
Wednesday, Sept. 14th
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynotes; Lt. Governor Brian Schatz, State of Hawai'i; Chris Myers, Vice President, International Business Development and Energy Markets, Lockheed Martin; (video) Patricia Glaza Executive Director/CEO, CTSI; Video Remarks from Congresswoman Mazie Hirono
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking - Concourse
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon Net Zero Energy Communities, Homes and Buildings - Room 317A
There are communities in Hawaii and other parts of the world that are creating net zero energy communities, buildings and homes. The panelists will cover a range of projects from communities to homes that create their own power on-site. Case study examples that have been constructed from some of the top developers and builders on this panel will demonstrate the opportunities, challenges and design approaches to achieve net zero energy.
Moderator: Carilyn Shon, State Energy Office
Speakers:
- Krista Sprenger, Lend Lease
- Jon Wallenstrom, Forest City Hawai'i (presentation slides)
- McKibbin Mist, Gentry Builders (presentation slides)
- Daniel Sandomire, Armstrong Development (presentation slides)
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Sister City Signing Ceremony – Kalakaua Ballroom 4th Floor
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. High Performance Buildings - Room 317A
What does building and operating green and high performance buildings entail? There are high performance building programs and projects nationally and internationally that continue to perform well and win prestigious and well deserved awards. Hear from the panelists about the opportunities and design approaches to creating, operating and maintaining high performance buildings in Hawaii and beyond.
Moderator: Gail Suzuki-Jones, State Energy Office
Speakers:
- Panama Bartholomy, California Energy Commission (presentation slides)
- Elaine Aye, Green Building Services (presentation slides)
- Harzali Hashim, Moana Surfrider – Westin Resort (presentation slides)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Coffee & Networking, Expo Hall - Room 313ABC, O’ahu Ballroom (Expo Hours: 3:00-7:30 PM)
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Measuring and Reporting Sustainability Achievements - Room 317A
As states gain momentum in implementing clean energy policy, a periodically updated progress report is a critical component of measuring the progress toward clean energy goals. While not all progress is quantifiable or measurable, it is imperative that we identify and track meaningful indicators to measure how well we are meeting our goals. The panel brings together energy stakeholders to identify indicators to meet clean energy standards (in law, regulation, and policy); identifying data sets available and needed, including ongoing data collection, to measure clean energy goals; and publishing meaningful, understandable reports to let policymakers and the public know "how well we're doing".
Moderator: Sharon Moriwaki, University of Hawaii
Speakers:
- Denise Konan, University of Hawaii (presentation slides)
- Carl Freedman, Haiku Design & Analysis (presentation slides)
- Anthony Roy, Earth Advantage Institute (presentation slides)
Thursday, Sept. 15th
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynotes: TJ Glauthier, President, TJG Energy Associates, LLC; Jason Hu, Mayor, Taichung City, Republic of China (Taiwan) (presentation slides) (video)
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking - Concourse
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon Financing and Incentivizing Energy Efficiency - Room 317A
The promotion of energy efficiency is a proven way to trim energy costs, promote energy security, and reduce environmental impacts. Energy efficiency can be very cost-effective, yet it is also a complex landscape with a number of barriers making it difficult to implement projects. This session will discuss innovative approaches of financing and incentivizing energy efficiency activity and showcase real-world programs and projects that help to overcome the barriers and spur increased investments in the energy efficiency sector.
Moderator: Carilyn Shon, State Energy Office
Speakers:
- Mark Glick, Hawaii State Energy Office (presentation slides)
- Michael Trovato, Johnson Controls, Inc. (presentation slides)
- Jay Johnson, NORESCO (presentation slides)
- Derrick Sonoda, Hawaii Energy (presentation slides)
- Jeff Hughes, Environmental Finance Center, UNC Chapel Hill (presentation slides)

Infrastructure - Room 314

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Session Co-Chairs
- Ken Kelly, NREL
- Margaret Larson, State Energy Office
- Maria Tome, State Energy Office
- Christian Whitney, State Energy Office

Tuesday, Sept. 13th
8:30 a.m. Welcome Oli and National Anthem and Hawai‘i Pono’i - Kalakaua Ballroom - 4th Floor
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynotes: Governor Neil Abercrombie; Remarks from Senator Daniel K. Inouye; R. James Woolsey, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; George Ka'iliwai III, Director, Resources and Assessment (J8), United States Pacific Command. - Kalakaua Ballroom - 4th Floor
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking - Concourse
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Smart Grid - Adoption, Security & Management - Room 314
This panel will discuss challenges with the integration and management of Smart Grid technologies, including cyber defense issues.
Moderator: Juan Torres, Sandia National Laboratory
Speakers:
- Kevin Chock, Chevron Energy Solutions Company
- Gregory Brainard, Honeywell
- Rush Robinett III, Sandia National Laboratory (presentation slides)
- Shingo Kobayashi, Cyber Defense Institute, Inc.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Expo - Lunch Kalakaua Ballroom 4th Floor, Expo Room 313ABC, O’ahu. (Expo Hours: 12:00-4:30 PM)
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Hawaii Smart Grid - Room 314
Maui has a high level of variable distributed renewable energy and was selected to demonstrate how smart grid technologies can help solve specific and threatening island energy challenges with hopes of sharing the results with other island communities, electrical systems on the mainland, and countries world-wide.

The Maui Smart Grid Community Project in Kihei and the Smart Grid Project in Wailea plan to demonstrate consumer monitoring of real-time measurements of electricity use, decreasing consumer demand, improving integration of variable renewable energy resources, such as solar and wind power, while minimizing curtailment issues and preparing the grid for widespread adoption of electric vehicles. The panelists are all actively involved in both smart grid projects on Maui and will address island concerns and new developments on Maui. At the completion of the projects, Maui will be able to provide insight and experience for evaluating the performance and cost effectiveness of deploying smart grid technologies around the world.
Moderator: Leon Roose, Hawaiian Electric Company
Speakers:
- Osamu Onodera, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (presentation slides)
- Fumitoshi Emura, Hitachi (presentation slides)
- Abbas Akhil, Sandia National Laboratories
- Marc Matsuura, Hawaiian Electric Company
- Jay Griffin, HECO
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Coffee & Networking, Expo Hall - Room 313ABC, O’ahu Ballroom
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Undersea Transmission - Room 314
Undersea cable systems have been installed throughout the world where electric energy must be delivered beyond major bodies of water. Such cable systems have also been installed to interconnect separated or isolated island grids to expand service as well as increase reliability, transmit established bulk power with price and supply diversity benefits, and transmit offshore wind; in some cases, pushing the frontiers of transmission project business models and regulatory paradigms. This panel includes practical legal, financial, and regulatory experience in transmission project development. Speakers will present case studies around real-life transmission projects and discuss issues of interest in the US and Pacific regions.
Moderator: Gerald Sumida, Carlsmith Ball
Speakers:
- Bill Campbell, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
- Edward Krapels, Anbaric (presentation slides)
- Roberto Simon, Americas at Societe Generale
Wednesday, Sept. 14th
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynotes; Lt. Governor Brian Schatz, State of Hawai'i; Chris Myers, Vice President, International Business Development and Energy Markets, Lockheed Martin; (video) Patricia Glaza Executive Director/CEO, CTSI; Video Remarks from Congresswoman Mazie Hirono
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking - Concourse
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon Speed Up, Scale Up: Potential of Electric Vehicles in a Clean Energy Community - Room 314
The panel discussion will focus on helping Hawaii plan and strategize for a comprehensive system integration of plug-in vehicles and charge equipment into the State's overall clean energy development. Panelists will provide national and international examples of integrated EV technologies and systems that can be used to advance clean energy development in Hawaii. Projects such as integrating vehicles with home energy and renewable grid management systems, developing an efficient and comprehensive regional electric vehicle supply equipment network, emerging vehicle technologies, and the role of fast charging will be discussed.
Moderator: Dave Rolf, Hawaii Auto Dealers Association
Speakers:
- Kristen Helsel, Aerovironment
- Stella Li, BYD, China
- Fumitoshi (Frank) Emura, Hitachi (presentation slides)
- Chris Colquitt, General Motors
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Sister City Signing Ceremony – Kalakaua Ballroom 4th Floor
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Advancing Sustainable Transportation in Hawaii - Room 314
The panel will focus on accelerating the development and deployment of clean and sustainable transportation in Hawaii. Topics may include integrated, multi-modal solutions, smarter community design, mass transit, bicycling and bike share, car share and other means of reducing vehicle miles traveled. This is an opportunity for panelists to showcase how integrating efficient multi-modal transportation networks have the potential to bring about energy savings and transform Hawaii's ground transportation sector to become less dependent on petroleum.
Moderator: Jeff Mikulina, Blue Planet Foundation (presentation slides)
Speakers:
- David Atkin, Parsons Brinckerhoff (presentation slides)
- Paul Kopel, Enterprise Rental Car
- Terrance Ware, City & County of Honolulu
- Fumitoshi (Frank) Emura, Hitach i(presentation slides)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Coffee & Networking, Expo Hall - Room 313ABC, O’ahu Ballroom (Expo Hours: 3:00-7:30 PM)
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Hydrogen - Room 314
The hydrogen panel will be focused on accelerating deployment of hydrogen technologies and infrastructure in Hawaii, establishing a long term vision for the role of hydrogen in Hawaii, and integration of hydrogen with renewables – such using energy from intermittent renewables to produce hydrogen and the use of hydrogen as a clean transportation fuel.
Moderator: Tom Quinn, Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT)
Speakers:
- Rich Carlin, Office of Naval Research (presentation slides)
- Joe Boivin, The Gas Company, LLC
- Grace Bochenek, Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), US Army
- Peter Devlin, US Department of Energy (presentation slides)
- Omar Mendoza, US Air Force
Thursday, Sept. 15th
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynotes: TJ Glauthier, President, TJG Energy Associates, LLC; Jason Hu, Mayor, Taichung City, Republic of China (Taiwan) (presentation slides) (video)
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking - Concourse
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon Waste-to-Energy and Bioconversion - Room 314
Converting waste materials into a commodity is key to the sustainable growth of all urban and rural areas, particularly island societies. This panel features ventures focused on the storage, preparation, and conversion of waste materials for electricity generation or combustion here in Hawaii. The lessons learned and strategies presented are universal concepts that may be implemented by others looking to turn discarded materials into a commodity.

Moderator: Stephen Langham, City and County of Honolulu
Speakers:
- Kyle Ginoza, County of Maui (presentation slides)
- Steve Joseph, PVT Landfill
- Kevin Kondo, Honua Technologies (presentation slides)
- Mike Norris, Covanta Energy
- Gary Feldman, Lockheed Martin
- Stephane Larocque, Sustainable Initiative

Renewable Energy - Room 312

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Session Co-Chairs
- Cameron Black, State Energy Office
- Andrea Gill, State Energy Office
- Malama Minn, State Energy Office
- John Myrdal, State Energy Office
- Joelle Simonpietri, US PACOM

Tuesday, September 13th
8:30 a.m. Welcome Oli and National Anthem and Hawai‘i Pono’i - Kalakaua Ballroom - 4th Floor
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynotes: Governor Neil Abercrombie; Remarks from Senator Daniel K. Inouye; R. James Woolsey, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; George Ka'iliwai III, Director, Resources and Assessment (J8), United States Pacific Command. - Kalakaua Ballroom - 4th Floor
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking - Concourse
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Biofuels: Developing a Supply Chain - Room 312
Development of a new bioenergy industry requires relationship development and coordination among various stakeholders of the supply chain-landowners, feedstock growers, coproduct sales channels, biorefiners, fuel distributors, and end users. Logistics, management practices and feedstock combinations must be determined and optimized for certain end uses. Permitting, policies, and business models will be important to the adoption of biomass cultivation and conversion and to enable financial capital investment. This panel is a case study of how relationships are developed and partnering agreements made to address these challenges.
Moderator: Commander Joelle Simonpietri, U.S. Pacific Command
Speakers:

- James M. Andersen, Honeywell/UOP
- Cecily Barnes, Hawaiian Electric Company (presentation slides)
- Warren Dominy, Oceanic Institute (presentation slides)
- Joel Matsunaga, Hawaii Bioenergy
- Michael Maughan, General Atomics
- Pamela Serino, Defense Logistics Agency - Energy (presentation slides)
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Expo - Lunch Kalakaua Ballroom 4th Floor, Expo Room 313ABC, O’ahu. (Expo Hours: 12:00-4:30 PM)
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Biofuels Bottom Line - Flying Toward Price Targets - Room 312
What are the major trends in 2011 and beyond moving biofuels toward prices competitive with petroleum? What kinds of deals are being signed by commercial airlines today? How is the supplier industry innovating in technology and business practice to reduce the cost for drop-in fuels? How is the new federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) shaping the market for fuels and competing values/uses of feedstock? And what is the $510 million Navy-USDA-DOE Defense Production Act coinvestment plan all about? Whatever happened to the PACOM Green Initiative for Fuels Transition (GIFTPAC) RFI? Come hear from leaders in the public and private arena on the latest for the biofuels bottom line.

Moderator: Commander Joelle Simonpietri, U.S. Pacific Command
Speakers:
- Bob Sturtz, United Airlines
- Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest (presentation slides)
- Chris Tindal, US Navy
- Jon Scharingson, Renewable Energy Group (presentation slides)
- Commander Joelle Simonpietri, US Pacific Command

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Coffee & Networking, Expo Hall - Room 313ABC, O’ahu Ballroom
Wednesday, Sept. 14th
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynotes; Lt. Governor Brian Schatz, State of Hawai'i; Chris Myers, Vice President, International Business Development and Energy Markets, Lockheed Martin; (video) Patricia Glaza Executive Director/CEO, CTSI; Video Remarks from Congresswoman Mazie Hirono
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking - Concourse
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon How to Get Even More Solar Electricity - Room 312
An exploration of the barriers which are keeping photovoltaics from achieving their maximum practical potential in Hawaii, and a suggestion of possible solutions. Representatives of Hawaii’s solar industry, researchers, utilities and regulators will discuss technical and policy issues affecting the ability of solar electricity to significantly contribute to Hawaii’s renewable portfolio. (presentation slides)
Moderator: Andrea Gill, State Energy Office
Speakers:
- Mike Yamane, Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative
- Scott Seu, Hawaiian Electric Company
- Doug Bath, ProVision Solar, Inc.
- Mitch Domhowski, Sempra Generation
- Jerrod Schreck, Hoku Solar
- Richard Rocheleau, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Sister City Signing Ceremony – Kalakaua Ballroom 4th Floor
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 pm Wind Energy: Current and Near-Term Growth - Room 312
The panel will focus on four (4) topic areas: (1) Wind & Wildlife; (2) Wind Resource Assessment; (3) Community & Distributed Wind; (4) Present & Near-Term Utility Scale Wind. Representatives from the wind industry, government, and scientific community will discuss technical, environmental and permitting issues affecting the ability of wind energy to significantly contribute to Hawaii’s renewable portfolio.
Moderator: Malama Minn, State Energy Office
Speakers:
- Gregory Price, Northern Power Systems (presentation slides)
- Scott Fretz, State of Hawaii, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (presentation slides)
- Greg Spencer, Senior Biologist, First Wind
- Robert Springer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (presentation slides)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Coffee & Networking, Expo Hall - Room 313ABC, O’ahu Ballroom (Expo Hours: 3:00-7:30 PM)
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Hydrokinetic and Ocean Thermal: Energy from Oceans and Rivers - Room 312
Intriguing research and demonstration projects are setting the stage for the commercialization of ocean thermal energy conversion and wave energy power plants in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific.  At the same time, small hydroelectric plants—an established technology with decades of operating history—can have a significant impact on island grids.  Get updates on some of the newest, as well as the oldest, water power technologies.
Moderator: Andrea Gill, State Energy Office
Speakers:
- Tim Sawyer, Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (presentation slides)
- Debbie Solis, US Army Corp of Engineers (presentation slides)
- Michael Eldred, Makai Ocean Engineering
- Yasuyuki Ikegami, Saga University, Japan
Thursday, Sept. 15th
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynotes: TJ Glauthier, President, TJG Energy Associates, LLC; Jason Hu, Mayor, Taichung City, Republic of China (Taiwan) (presentation slides) (video)
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking - Concourse
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon Heat from the Earth-Geothermal - Room 312
The Ring of Fire and the “hotspot” under Hawaii have created opportunities for both electric and non-electric uses of geothermal energy throughout Asia and the Pacific. Geothermal power plants provide a significant amount of electricity in nations such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan, New Zealand and the US. In addition, many communities internationally are using geothermal heat directly for such uses as spas, aquaculture, and dehydration of agriculture products.

Moderator: Andrea Gill, State Energy Office
Speakers:

- Toni Boyd, Geo-Heat Center, Oregon Institute of Technology (presentation slides)
- Kasumi Yasukawa, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan (presentation slides)
- Michael Kaleikini, Puna Geothermal Venture (presentation slides)
- Fernando Penarroyo, National Geothermal Association Philippines (presentation slides)

Policy & Economic Development: - Room 301B & 301A

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Session Co-Chairs
- Karl Fooks, Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation
- Dawn Lippert, PICHTR
- Jeff Matsu, State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
- Mark McGuffie, Enterprise Honolulu
- Malama Minn, State Energy Office
- Estrella Seese, State Energy Office
- Gerald Sumita, Carlsmith Ball
- Dean Masuno, Office of Councilmember Tulsi Gabbard
- Ann Chung, City & County of Honolulu

Tuesday, Sept. 13th
8:30 a.m. Welcome Oli and National Anthem and Hawai‘i Pono’i - Kalakaua Ballroom - 4th Floor
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynotes: Governor Neil Abercrombie; Remarks from Senator Daniel K. Inouye; R. James Woolsey, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; George Ka'iliwai III, Director, Resources and Assessment (J8), United States Pacific Command. - Kalakaua Ballroom - 4th Floor
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking - Concourse
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon Hawaii’s Energy Entrepreneurs: Technology Leaders Share Their Secrets - Room 301B
Hawaii has a thriving and growing clean energy technology sector. Companies are developing smart grid technologies, solar collectors, ocean energy technology, fuel cells, algae for biofuels, and hundreds of other next-generation innovations – and not only developing the technologies, but commercializing them and selling them on a large scale.  CEOs and leaders of some of Hawaii’s top clean tech companies will share how they brought innovations to market in Hawaii and around the world, reveal the new products they are working on, and communicate their visions for what it will take to bring the industry to the next level. (video)
Moderator: Dawn Lippert, Hawaii Renewable Energy Development Venture
Speakers:
- Pat Sullivan, Oceanit
- Derek Chang, Referentia
- Adelheid (Heidi) Kuehnle, Kuehnle AgroSystems
- Darren Kimura, Sopogy
- Bob King, Pacific Biodiesel
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Roles of the Economic Development Boards with Renewable Energy Transformation in Hawai'i - Room 301A
What assets do the economic development boards (EDB's/ EDO's) bring to the table to facilitate renewable energy transformation?

Panelists will discuss the various areas that EDBs are contributing to growing the renewable energy sector. EDBs are on the ground developing trust and building healthy and vital communities through relationships across all sectors - an inclusive process.

Identifying opportunities and challenges, facilitating conflict resolution with stakeholders. Strengthening the education pipeline for workforce development and "Green Job" readiness in RE projects.

Panelists will review the Renewable Energy Projects identified in the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 2010 and the implementation of the Food and Energy Security Act.
Moderator: Mark McGuffie, Enterprise Honolulu
Speakers:

- Leslie Wilkins, Maui Economic Development Board
- Jacqui Hoover, Hawaii Island Economic Development Board
- Susan Tai Kaneko, Kauai Economic Development Board
- Mark McGuffie - Enterprise Honolulu, the O'ahu Economic Development Board (presentation slides)
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Expo - Lunch Kalakaua Ballroom 4th Floor, Expo Room 313ABC, O’ahu. (Expo Hours: 12:00-4:30 PM)
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Funding for Disruptive Energy Innovations - Room 301B
The audience will learn about (1) funding opportunities for early stage energy innovations, (2) how to improve their chances for funding success, and (3) how to get started. (video)
Moderator: Ian Kitajima, Oceanit
Speakers:

- Representative Denny Coffman, State of Hawaii
- Representative Marcus Oshiro, State of Hawaii
- Richard Carlin, Office of Naval Research
- Robin Campaniano, Ulupono Initiative
- Ian Chan Hodges, Responsible Markets, LLC
- Grace Bochenek, Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), US Army
- Senator Rosalyn Baker, State of Hawaii
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Utility Acquisition of Renewable Energy Projects - Room 301A
Selling renewable power or fuel to an electrical utility requires a firm grasp of the contracting and regulatory requirements, integration challenges, and relevant policies in place to ensure fairness in the market and stability to the grid. This panel focuses on utility processes to acquire renewable energy from independent producers and strategies to integrate renewable energy into the grid with minimal impact on power reliability. Panelists from both the seller/producer and buyer/utility perspectives will discuss keys to a successful power or fuel off-take agreement and factors influencing the long-term relationship between a utility, independent power/fuel producers, and the ratepayers.
Moderator: Jeff Mikulina, Blue Planet Foundation (presentation slides)
Speakers:
- Barry Nakamoto, Hawaiian Electric Company
- Brad Rockwell, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (presentation slides)
- Riley Saito, SunPower Corporation (presentation slides)
- Scott Paul, Hoku Corporation
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Coffee & Networking, Expo Hall - Room 313ABC, O’ahu Ballroom
4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Energy as the Economic Growth Engine  - Room 301A
The nation’s energy policies have positioned the United States to be at the forefront of global clean tech advancement.   President Obama has stressed that “the nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy.”  Energy leadership will not only lead to the creation of new jobs within a burgeoning and dynamic sector, but it will be the fundamental backbone that drives continued economic growth and expansion.  Cases illustrating this on a local and US regional level, as well as around the Asia-Pacific region perspective, will be highlighted by key energy leaders, managers, and researchers who have extensive backgrounds in utility management, renewable energy and energy efficiency, and energy economics.
Moderator: Estrella Seese, State Energy Office
Speakers:
- Ben Taube, Global Cleantech Cluster Association (presentation slides)
- Constance (Connie) Lau, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.
- Senator Carol Fukunaga, State of Hawaii (presentation slides)
- Governor George Ariyoshi (former)
- Mayor Billy Kenoi, Hawai'i County
4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. E-Tools to Accelerate the Siting and Permitting of Renewable Energy Projects in Hawaii - Room 301B
To meet their clean energy goals, many governments have placed a priority on the permitting and siting of renewable energy projects. This panel showcases the tools and programs currently available or under development to facilitate the siting and permitting of renewable energy projects. Existing tools and those under development can serve as a model for all jurisdictions interested in developing similar programs. (video)

Moderator: Cameron Black, State Energy Office
Speakers:
- Reshawn Fields, PB Americas
- Gary Gill, Hawaii Department of Health, Environmental Health Administration (presentation slides)
- Scott Turn, University of Hawaii, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
- Joseph Brakohiapa, Clean Power Finance
- Amgad Elgowainy, Argonne National Laboratory (presentation slides)
- Jason Bunker, Windsor Solutions

Wednesday, September 14th
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynotes; Lt. Governor Brian Schatz, State of Hawai'i; Chris Myers, Vice President, International Business Development and Energy Markets, Lockheed Martin; (video) Patricia Glaza Executive Director/CEO, CTSI; Video Remarks from Congresswoman Mazie Hirono
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking - Concourse
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon Foundation for Clean Energy Future - Policies, Strategies, and Frameworks That Transform the Energy Market - Room 301B
State and federal policy makers are leading a hard charge towards transforming the energy market through clean energy policies. Discussions about the forthcoming issues and challenges on a state and national level, the role of government in providing the requisite support and incentives, and insights and strategies into developing the most appropriate policy frameworks for a clean energy future will be the focal point of this distinguished panel of speakers. (video)
Moderator: Doug Codiga, Schlack Ito, LLLC
Speakers:
- Robbie Alm, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.
- Mina Morita, Public Utilities Commission
- Senator Mike Gabbard, State of Hawaii (presentation slides)
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Key Elements of a Successful Clean Energy Project: Venture, Project and Social Investor Perspectives - Room 301A
Different investors look at the risks and benefits of a clean energy project from different perspectives. Panelists representing the venture capital perspective, the project finance perspective and the social investor perspective will discuss the key elements they look for in a successful clean energy project.
Moderator: Jim Kimo Storke, KAS Consulting Group
Timothy Ome, Synergy Advisors LLC (Venture Capital)
Scott Foster, Hannon Armstrong (Project Finance) (presentation slides)
Kyle Datta, Ulupono Initiative (Social Investor)
Robert Springer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Federal Government) (presentation slides)
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Counties of Hawaii: Sister City Summit - Room 311
Presentation by all participating cities on their economic programs and opportunities
Session Chair: Dean Masuno, Office of Councilmember Tulsi Gabbard
Co-Moderators: Councilmember Stanley Chang, Honolulu City Council; Ann Chung, Director Office of Economic Development, City & County of Honolulu
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Sister City Signing Ceremony – Kalakaua Ballroom 4th Floor
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Greening the Workforce to Sustain the Clean Energy Industry - Room 301B
As capital investments transcend national boundaries in search of the most innovative ideas and technologies, so too will human capital. Labor markets are no longer bound by geography, as businesses operate on global platforms that pursue the best talent available and as workers adopt more flexible work arrangements. Ambitious clean energy mandates around the world call on innovations in product design, development and delivery, but can our workforce keep pace with the technology? Are local communities developing the kind of workers that businesses need? Hear from a panel of experts representing varied perspectives on what green workforce development means for the state of Hawaii and beyond. (video)
Moderator: Dwight Takamine, Hawaii Dept. of Labor & Industrial Relations
Speakers:
- Jeff Matsu, Hawaii Green Jobs Initiative
- Darren Kimura, Sopogy
- Leslie Wilkins, Maui Economic Development Board
- Stephen Meder, University of Hawaii
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Coffee & Networking, Expo Hall - Room 313ABC, O’ahu Ballroom (Expo Hours: 3:00-7:30 PM)
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Permitting Renewable Energy Projects in Hawaii & Beyond - Room 301B
Developing renewable energy projects is particularly challenging in geographic locations with protected natural, environmental, and cultural resources. Developers must have a good understanding of the county, state, and federal nuances particular to permitting different types of renewable energy projects. This panel features industry professionals with experience siting and permitting various renewable energy projects in Hawaii and beyond. (video)
Moderator: Gerald Sumida, Carlsmith Ball
Speakers:
- Jody Allione, AES Solar
- William Kucharski, Pacific AECOM (presentation slides)
- Wren Wescoatt, First WInd
- Jeff Overton, Group 70 International (presentation slides)
Measuring and Reporting Sustainability Achievements - Room 317A
As states gain momentum in implementing clean energy policy, a periodically updated progress report is a critical component of measuring the progress toward clean energy goals. While not all progress is quantifiable or measurable, it is imperative that we identify and track meaningful indicators to measure how well we are meeting our goals. The panel brings together energy stakeholders to identify indicators to meet clean energy standards (in law, regulation, and policy); identifying data sets available and needed, including ongoing data collection, to measure clean energy goals; and publishing meaningful, understandable reports to let policymakers and the public know “how well we're doing.”
Moderator: Sharon Moriwaki, University of Hawaii
Speakers:
- Denise Konan, University of Hawaii (presentation slides)
- Carl Freedman, Haiku Design & Analysis (presentation slides)
- Anthony Roy, Earth Advantage Institute (presentation slides)
Sister CIties: APEC Update and Doing Business in China - Room 311
An update on the APEC coming up in Hawaii in November 2011 by Department of State official Reta Jo Lewis. Doing business in China from an insider’s perceptive by U.S. Commercial Service Officer, U.S. Embassy, Beijing, P.R.C.
Moderator: Councilmember Nestor Garcia
Thursday, September 15th
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynotes: TJ Glauthier, President, TJG Energy Associates, LLC; Jason Hu, Mayor, Taichung City, Republic of China (Taiwan) (presentation slides) (video)
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking - Concourse
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Driving Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency (RE/EE) Through Community Engagement - Room 301B (video)
Moderator: Malama Minn, State Energy Office
Speakers:

- Edwin Stafford, Utah State University, (Showing of Documentary Wind Uprising)
- Robbie Cabral, Innovations Development Group
- Kekoa Kaluhiwa, First Wind
- Jeff Mikulina, Blue Planet Foundation (presentation slides)
- H. Ray Starling, Science Applications International Corporation

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Session Co-Chairs
- Patricia Glaza, CTSI
- Kendall Kam, US Navy
- Ron Nelson, DLA Energy Pacific
- Ross Roley, PACOM (presentation slides)
- Chris Tindal, US Navy

Tuesday, Sept. 13th
8:30 a.m. Welcome Oli and National Anthem and Hawai‘i Pono’i - Kalakaua Ballroom - 4th Floor
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynotes: Governor Neil Abercrombie; Remarks from Senator Daniel K. Inouye; R. James Woolsey, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; George Ka'iliwai III, Director, Resources and Assessment (J8), United States Pacific Command. - Kalakaua Ballroom - 4th Floor
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking - Concourse
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. DoD Service/COCOM Energy Projects - Room 315
The Department of Defense is faced with a variety of directives to improve energy efficiency, increase the use of renewables, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn how the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and U.S. Pacific Command are approaching the problem from a strategic perspective. The variety of programs, initiatives and methods are truly breathtaking in their scope and innovation. See why many people believe the DoD is leading our nation in developing a green economy.
Session Chair/Moderator: Chris Tindal, US Navy
Speaker:
- Howard Killian, US Army
- Omar Mendoza, US Air Force
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Expo - Lunch Kalakaua Ballroom 4th Floor, Expo Room 313ABC, O’ahu. (Expo Hours: 12:00-4:30 PM)
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. DoD Electric Grid Security - Room 315
A 2008 Defense Science Board Report titled, “More Fight - Less Fuel” determined “Almost complete dependence of military installations on a fragile and vulnerable commercial power grid and other critical national infrastructure places critical military and homeland defense missions at an unacceptably high risk of extended disruption.” Learn about some of the efforts the DoD is taking to mitigate these vulnerabilities from some of the foremost experts in the field.
Moderator: Ross Roley, U.S. Pacific Command Energy Office, SPIDERS JCTD (presentation slides)
Speakers:

- Juan Torres, Sandia National Laboratories
- Barrett Adams-Simmons, Naval Systems Warfare Center Mission Assurance Division, US Navy
- Tarek Abdallah, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
- Ross Roley, U.S. Pacific Command Energy Office, SPIDERS JCTD (presentation slides)
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Coffee & Networking, Expo Hall - Room 313ABC, O’ahu Ballroom
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. CTSI Defense Energy Technology Challenge - Room 315

Energy security, independence, and troop safety are factors driving the U.S. Department of Defense’s investment in clean energy technologies. Organizations across the globe are developing innovative new solutions to meet the increasing demand from across the military. The 2011 CTSI Defense Energy Challenge identified 10 Top Solutions from over 230 applications to give visibility to new technologies that can make an impact. Organizations selected to present will have the opportunity in this session to receive direct feedback on their solution’s potential from a panel of military, energy and agriculture officials.

Moderators: Steve McCain, K&L Gates; Patricia Glaza, CTSI
Panelists:
- Grace Bochenek, Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
- William Parks, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy
- Chris Tindal, U.S. Navy
- Harold Sanborn, U.S. Army
- Andrea Kinkaid, DLA Energy
- William Hagy III, USDA
- Joelle Simonpietri, US Pacific Command
- Omar Mendoza, US Air Force

4:00 National University of Singapore — Transportation, Poh Seng Lee (presentation slides)
4:12 ZeaChem — Biofuel, Tim Eggeman (presentation slides)
4:24 California Energy & Power — Renewable Energy, Michael Allawos (presentation slides)
4:36 Sempra Energy — Renewable Energy
4:48 Ener-G-Rotors — Waste Heat Capture
5:00 Nextek Power Systems — Smart Grid, Jeff Daudert (presentation slides)
5:12 Seeo — Portable Energy Systems
5:24 LanzaTech — Biofuels
5:36 Thermal Conservation Technologies — Transportation, Alan Feinerman (presentation slides)
5:48 LaserMotive — Wireless Power Delivery 

Wednesday, Sept. 14th 
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynotes; Lt. Governor Brian Schatz, State of Hawai'i; Chris Myers, Vice President, International Business Development and Energy Markets, Lockheed Martin (video); Patricia Glaza Executive Director/CEO, CTSI; Video Remarks from Congresswoman Mazie Hirono
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking - Concourse
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Defense Energy Solution Spotlights (Efficiency, Power, Storage) - Room 315

Finalists from the Defense Energy Technology Challenge present the next generation of energy technology solutions targeted for military adoption.

Session Chair/Moderator: Patricia Glaza, CTSI
10:30 Opalux, Inc. (Building Efficiency)
10:45 IMET Corp. (Efficiency – Waste Water)
11:00 Infinia Corp. (Renewable Power)
11:15 Ideal Power Converters (Power Electronics), Paul Bundschuh (presentation slides)
11:30 EnerVault Corp. (Grid-Scale Energy Storage)
11:45 Gravity Power (Grid-Scale Energy Storage)
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Sister City Signing Ceremony – Kalakaua Ballroom 4th Floor
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Defense Energy Solution Spotlights (Smart Grid, Biofuels) - Room 315

Finalists from the Defense Energy Technology Challenge present the next generation of energy technology solutions targeted for military adoption.

Session Chair/Moderator: Laura Benold, CTSI
1:30 Blue Pillar, Inc. (Smart Grid)
1:45 General MicroGrids, Inc. (Smart Grid), Terry Mohn (presentation slides)
2:00 Cellana (Biofuels)
2:15 General Atomics (Biofuels)
2:30 Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (Biofuels)
2:45 Phycal, Inc. (Biofuels)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Coffee & Networking, Expo Hall - Room 313ABC, O’ahu Ballroom (Expo Hours: 3:00-7:30 PM)
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Doing Business with DLA Energy - Room 315
An overview of the DLA Small Business Office with a focus on its role in assisting small businesses in locating opportunities to supply goods and services to DLA Energy.
Moderator: Ron Nelson, DLA Energy
Speakers:

- Kevin Ahern, DLA Energy
- Andrea Kincaid, DLA Energy (presentation slides)
Thursday, September 15th
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynotes: TJ Glauthier, President, TJG Energy Associates, LLC; Jason Hu, Mayor, Taichung City, Republic of China (Taiwan) (presentation slides) (video)
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking - Concourse
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. DoD Renewable Energy Projects - Room 315
Solar procurement using 10 U.S.C. 2922a authority; develop landfill gas (LFG) collection and processing system at a municipal landfill to produce landfill gas for a cogeneration plant on DOD property; 100kW DC dual access track concentrator PV; and onsite coproduction of hydrogen with combined heat and power (CHP).
Moderator: Kendall Kam, US Navy
Speakers:

- Tarek Abdallah, Engineer Research and Development Center Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, US Army
- CAPT Joseph Dratz, Maui High Performance Computing Center, DoD Supercomputing Resource Center, US Air Force
- Kendall Kam, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, US Navy
- David Stiner, US Navy
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