Summit Program

Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo held jointly with
Islands & Isolated Communities Congress and International OTEC Symposium
Hawai‘i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, September 9-11, 2013

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APCESE
Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit
APCESE
Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit
Military Opportunities & Programs IICC
Islands & Isolated Communities
IICC
Islands & Isolated Communities
International OTEC Symposium
Monday, September 9
8:30 - 10:00 Welcome Oli, National Anthem, and Hawai'I Pono'i
Keynotes: Governor Neil Abercrombie, State of Hawai'I; U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, State of Hawai'i (video remarks); Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Installations, Energy & Environment, U.S. Army; Thomas Hicks, Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy/Deputy Chief Management Officer, U.S. Navy; Clay Nesler, Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Chair: Mark Glick, Energy Program Administrator, State Energy Office, DBEDT, State of Hawai'i
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee & Networking - Sponsored by: noresco logo
10:30 - 12:00 Scalability and Feasibility of 42 MW Microgrid to Lana'I and Pacific Islands; UCSD Special Session - 312 Sustainable Transportation in Hawaii - 314 Overview of DoD Energy Initiatives - 315 Global Environmental Systems and Leaders Development - 317A Hawai‘i Green Growth: Building a Sustainable Future
IICC Opening Remarks: Kate Brown, Global Island Partnership - 317B
OTEC Policies, Finance and Incentives - 316C
12:00 - 1:30 Expo & Networking Lunch - O'ahu 313ABC
1:30 - 3:00   How Hawaii Can Lead The World in EV Deployment - 314 Defense Energy Technology Challenge (DETC) - 315 NREL Naval Facilities Engineering Command Energy Programs: Hawaii & Guam - 317A Impacts to Islands and Isolated Places – Learning from Nature to Improve Resiliency - 317B OTEC Developers Perspective - 316C
3:00-4:00
Expo Coffee & Networking - O'ahu 313ABC - Sponsored by: noresco logo
4:00 - 5:30 Renewables and Green Infrastructure Opportunities - 312 The Water-Energy Nexus: Innovative Energy Management in Sustainable Water Infrastructure - 314 TROPEC/PACOM Defense Energy Technology Challenge (DETC) - 315

Remote Community Knowledge Transfer Hawaii - Alaska - 317A

Islands Connect for Future Solutions - 317B OTEC The Ocean Environment - 316C
5:30-7:30 Defense Energy & Island Solutions Showcase & Reception - 316AB
7:30-8:45 Film Screening and Director Remarks: Last Paradise-A 45-year quest for adrenaline and energy. Director: Clive Neeson, Cinematographer - 320 Theater
Tuesday, September 10
8:30 - 10:00 Islands Keynotes: Henk Rogers, Founder and Chairman, Blue Planet Foundation; Tomoyo Nonaka, Chair, GAIA Initiative; Former Chair & CEO, Sanyo; Ambassador Ronald Jumeau, Climate Change and Small Island Developing State Issues, Republic of the Seychelles; Peter Boyd, COO, Carbon War Room
Co-Chairs: Mark McGuffie, Managing Director, Enterprise Honolulu; Audrey Newman, Senior Advisor, Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee & Networking
10:30 - 12:00 Hawaii Renewable Grid Integration: Lessons Learned - 312 Hawaii Performance Contracting & Green Building - 314 Smart Grid and Security: SPIDERS - 315

Shizuoka Clean Energy Initiative Spotlights: Japan Special Session - 317A

Carbon War Room: Smart Island Economies Q&A Panel Discussion - 317B Experimental Plants & OTEC Technology - 316C
12:00 - 1:30 Networking Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 Energy Storage Island Options - 312 Hawaii Efficiency Initiatives & Incentive Programs - 314 Local Biofuel for Energy Security: the Military, Agriculture and a Sustainable Community Model - 315 Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) - Special Session - 317A Global Islands Solutions Challenge - 317B OTEC Other Applications - 316C
3:00 - 3:30 Expo Coffee & Networking - 313ABC
3:30 - 5:00 Shipping LNG Opportunities & Impact: Commerce, Jones Act & the Environment - 312 Island Challenges and Opportunities for Military and Aviation Biofuels - 314 Defense Energy Challenge-Company Presentations - 315 Electric Vehicle Initiatives-Japan Special Session - 317A Global Islands Solutions Challenge - 317B OTEC Summary and Recommendations: Working Session - 316C
5:00 - 7:00 APCESE Expo & Poster Reception - 313ABC
Wednesday, September 11
8:30 - 10:00 HCEI Video
Keynotes: Richard Lim, Director, State of Hawai'i, Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT); DOE

Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative 5-Years of Progress - Keynote Panel
Richard Lim, Director, State of Hawai'i, Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT)
Jennifer DeCesaro, Acting Director, Technology-to-Market Program, U.S. Department of Energy
Scott Seu, Vice President, Energy Resources and Operations, Hawaiian Electric Company
George Ka'iliwai III, Director, Resources and Assessment (J8), U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), Department of Defense
End-Use Efficiency: Renewable Electricity : Biomass Fuels: Sustainable Transportation.
Moderator: Robin Campaniano, Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative

*Opening Program Announcement: "Hawaii is now paradise for energy startups: Meet the Energy Excelerator," Dawn Lippert, Senior Manager, Energy Excelerator

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee & Networking
10:30 - 12:00 Accelerating Energy Startups: How to Make a Difference and a Profit - 312 Utility Business Model of the Future: Island, Isolated & Interconnected Grids - 314

Unique Defense Challenges and Opportunities in Waste to Energy Conversion - 315

Hawaii Homeland Energy & Sustainability Efforts - 317A    
12:00 - 1:00 Networking Lunch (for purchase)
1:00-2:30 Accelerating Energy Startups: Working Session - 312 Seeing is Believing: Tools for Renewable Integration - 314   Energy, Economic and Environmental Issues and Solutions for Island Economies - 317A    

Detailed Program

 

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9 - APCESE, Military, IICC, and OTEC

*Invited

8:30-10:00
 

 

Welcome Oli, National Anthem, and Hawai'I Pono'i

Keynotes:
- Governor Neil Abercrombie,State of Hawai‘i
- U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, State of Hawai'i (video remarks)
- Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Installations, Energy & Environment, U.S. Army
- Thomas Hicks, Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy/Deputy Chief Management Officer, U.S. Navy
- Clay Nesler, Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability, Johnson Controls, Inc. (presentation slides)
Chair: Mark Glick, Energy Program Administrator, State Energy Office, DBEDT, State of Hawai'i


10:00 - 10:30
 

 

Coffee & Networking


10:30-12:00
 

APCESE:

Scalability and Feasibility of 42 MW Microgrid to Lana'i and Pacific Islands-UCSD Special Session

Chair/Moderator: Byron Washom, UCSD (presentation slides)

Solar and wind energy are two sources of clean, renewable power. The combination of both allows for source power to be extended over a longer period of time. This session will focus on how solar and wind power systems can significantly contribute to Hawaii’s renewable energy portfolio, with a focus on the Microgrid project on Lana'i. Industry leaders from Hawai’i and mainland-based companies will discuss their island-based renewable energy projects, and provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities in delivering clean energy through advanced platforms and technologies.

- Charles Feinstein, World Bank, Water and Energy, East Asia and Pacific (presentation slides)
- Kevin Meagher, Power Analytics (presentation slides)
- Byron Washom, Strategic Energy Initiatives, UCSD


10:30-12:00
 

APCESE:

Sustainable Transportation in Hawai’i

Chair: Lois Hamaguchi, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART)
Moderator: Asia Yeary, U.S. EPA

Leading experts will discuss clean transportation and energy developments, energy use, and multi-modal transportation. Hear the latest on Honolulu’s largest public transportation project—the Honolulu Rail Transit project and Transit Oriented Development.

- Brennon Morioka, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) (presentation slides)
- Chris Colquitt, General Motors (presentation slides)
- Murray Clay, Ulupono Initiative (presentation slides)
- Harrison Rue, Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), City & County of Honolulu (presentation slides)


10:30-12:00
 

Military:

Overview of DoD Energy Initiatives

Chair: Ross Roley, PACOM (presentation slides)

Session will feature military energy experts providing updates on energy initiatives across the branches including the Marines, Air Force & Navy.

- Colonel James Caley, Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office
- Dave Madden, AF Research Laboratory
- Ross Roley, Pacific Command Energy Office
- Melissa Burns, Transformative Reductions in Operational Energy Consumption (TROPEC) program
- Lieutenant Colonel Boris Hall, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command


10:30-12:00
 

IICC:

Global Environmental Systems and Leaders Development

Chair: Yasushi Kiyoki, Keio University, Japan

Humankind, the dominant species on Earth, faces its most significant and indispensable mission; we must endeavor to continuously restore and improve our natural and social environments on a global scale.

GESL aims at developing Global Environmental Systems and Leaders with the technology and knowledge in the interdisciplinary field integrating scientific and social aspects to realize sustainable improvement and recovery of the global environment. It is our essential activity to create environmental-values with the three pillars: (1) Combining technological systems/mechanisms with social rules, (2) Combining the ability to respond to gradual environmental change with the ability to respond to sudden environmental change, and (3) Constructing integrated systems and mechanisms that combine physical and cyber spaces.

In this session, we discuss and share the principals and methodologies for realizing those pillars through tightly collaborative research and education between KEIO Graduate Schools and international research institutions.

- Yasushi Kiyoki, Keio University
- Leslie Wilkins, Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB)
- Hikaru Kobayashi, Keio University
- Dadet Pramadihanto, EEPIS, Indonesia (presentation slides)
- Virach Sornlertslamvanich, NECTEC, Thailand (presentation slides)
- Ali Ridho Barakbah, EEPIS, Indonesia
- Tri Harsono, EEPIS, Indonesia (presentation slides)
- Shiori Sasaki, Keio University
- Douglas Codiga, Schlack Ito, LLC (presentation slides)


10:30-12:00
 

IICC:

Hawai‘i Green Growth: Building a Sustainable Future

IICC Opening Remarks: Kate Brown, Global Island Partnership

Islands are microcosms that can demonstrate responses to global challenges. As the planet’s most isolated population, Hawai'i exemplifies the urgent need for action. The state’s isolation and vulnerability are catalyzing innovative action to manage lands, waters, waste, energy, food and other resources more sustainably. Hawai'i is also reaching out to learn with other islands. Hawaiʻi Green Growth brings leaders together to achieve Hawai'i’s sustainability goals and be a model for integrated “blue/green” growth. A panel of Hawai'i leaders will highlight large-scale programs and lessons from their experience working for a more sustainable island economy.


William Aila, Hawai‘i Department of Land & Natural Resources, Rain Follows the Forest: Water Connects Us All

Neil Hannahs, Land Assets Division, Kamehameha Schools, Navigating Our Way: Holistic Land Use Decision-Making (presentation slides)

Eric Au, Hawai‘i Starwood Hotels & Resorts, 30/20 by 2020: Sustainability Goals for a Global Enterprise (presentation slides)

Mawae Morton, Polynesian Voyaging Society & Matariki Group LLC, Hokulea’s Worldwide Voyage: Island Wisdom, Ocean Connections, Global Lessons


10:30-12:00
 

OTEC:

Policies, Finance and Incentives

A distinguished panel of speakers from France, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines and the USA will discuss their vision as well as national frameworks to achieve the implementation of ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) plants.

- Hyeon-Ju Kim, KIOST, “The Korean Roadmap to OTEC Industrialization
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Kerry Kehoe, NOAA, “OTEC: The Promise and the Problem"
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Barry Cole, OTI, "OTEC as an Economic Engine"
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Emmanuel Brochard, DCNS, “The DCNS OTEC Roadmap for France”
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A. Bakar Jaafar, UTM, “Framework for OTEC Development in Malaysia”
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Mario Marasigan, REMB, “Philippines Government Policies for OTEC Development”
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Paul Dinnissen, OTEC Foundation, “OTEC: A Collaborative Effort”


12:00 - 1:30
 

 

Expo & Networking Lunch


1:30-3:00
 

APCESE:

How Hawaii Can Lead The World in EV Deployment

To help reduce fossil fuel dependency across the islands, Hawaii is looking at the adoption and widespread deployment of electric vehicles as a key approach towards building a clean transportation future. Hear prominent industry and university executives, researchers and electric vehicle advocates discuss how Hawaii can remain a competitive leader in an evolving EV industry. Panelist will examine national and international best practices and market trends, infrastructure interoperability and deployment and EV policies.

Moderator: Dan Davids, Plug in America

- Ethan Elkind, University of California-Berkeley (presentation slides)
- Ron Mahabir, Greenlots (presentation slides)
- John Gartner, Navigant Research (presentation slides)


1:30-3:00
 

Military:

Defense Energy Challenge-Company Presentations

Co-Chairs: Patricia Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners; Steve McCain, K&L Gates LLP

- Thomas Hicks, U.S. Navy, DASN Energy Office
- George Ka'iliwai III, U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), Department of Defense
- Ross Roley, U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM)
- Joelle Simonpietri, U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM)
- Army Corps of Engineers Representative
- Jennifer DeCesaro, Acting Director, Technology-to-Market Program, U.S. Department of Energy
- Colonel Jim Caley, U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office
- Christopher Zember, Information Analysis Centers, OASD (R&E), DITC, Department of Defense
- David Madden, Systems Support Division, AFRL/RXSC, Air Force Research Laboratory

The winners will present in this session to a high-level panel of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, DOE, and DOD officials. After a brief presentation, organizations will receive direct feedback from the panel regarding: solution fit, strengths of technology, challenges of implementation/adoption, positioning guidance, and potential collaboration opportunities.

TimeOrganizationProject Title
1:35Southern Research InstituteSouthern Research Institute Micro-Thermochemical Waste to Energy Platform
1:47SEaB Energy LimtedSEaB Energy MuckBuster®
1:59Modula SModula S - Sheltering the World
2:11Transformative Wave TechnologiesThe CATALYST Rooftop Unit HVAC Retrofit Solution
2:23ZerobaseFORGE
2:35Honeywell InternationalSecure Network of Assured Power Enclaves (SNAPE)
2:47TM3 SystemsTactical Modular Mobile Microgrid

1:30-3:00
 

IICC:

NREL Naval Facilities Engineering Command Energy Programs: Hawaii & Guam

Chair: Steve Gorin, NREL

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is supporting the U.S. Navy through an interagency agreement with the NavalFacilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) by providing energy improvement technology demonstrations on Navy installations in Hawaii and Guam. NREL formed integrated project teams (IPTs) with NAVFAC-Pacific, NAVFAC-Hawaii, and NAVFAC-HQ to select and execute the demonstration projects that include energy efficiency, alternative energy, and energy system integration. The demonstrations involve near-commercial and recently commercialized technologies that have the potential to save money, increase energy security, and help Navy meet their energy goals for shore installations. Technologies that show promising results will be transitioned for broader Navy, other DoD Service, and potentially commercial applications. This panel will include Navy and NREL representatives, and it will include both the process used for technology selection and demonstration and results of completed and ongoingdemonstrations in Hawaii and Guam.

- Steve Gorin, NREL, DoD Energy Programs
- Gene Holland, NREL, Hawaii and Guam (presentation slides)
- Jeffrey Dominick, NREL, Hawaii and Guam
- Amy Hanada, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii
- Florence Ching, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific


1:30-3:15
 

IICC:

Impacts to Islands and Isolated Places – Learning from Nature to Improve Resiliency

Chair: Mark McGuffie, Enterprise Honolulu

Islands and isolated communities stand to be the first and most adversely affected by the impacts of global climate change. The future resiliency depends upon implementing many disciplines, including integrating best practices for clean energy, water, agriculture, reforestation, transportation, disaster management and societal actions. As these places face complex challenges, this session will explore varying impacts derived from extreme weather effects with possible scalable solutions, melding indigenous wisdom and modern technology.

- Nick Robson, Many Strong Voices (MSV)/Cayman Institute (presentation slides)
"From Tutktoyuktuk to Tonga: The Costs of Extreme Weather Events in the SIDS and Arctic"

- Taholo Kami, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
"Renewable Energy – Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change & Re-thinking Sustainable Development for Small and Isolated Islands"

- Silia Kilepoa Ualesi, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) (presentation slides)
"Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Project"

- Peter Colvin, Pacific Disaster Center
"Developing Resilience to Extreme Events: Challenges & Opportunities"

- Honorable Tony A de Brum, Marshall Islands, Island Leadership in Adaptation and OTEC

- Masami Nakagawa, NREL and Colorado School of Mines, A Small Footprint Modular Geothermal Energy Development Approach for Island Communities


1:30-3:00
 

OTEC:

Developers Perspective

In a unique format, representatives from the major firms involved in the world-wide commercialization of ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) plants will summarize their plans and participate in a roundtable discussion with audience participation.

- Thierry Bouchet, DCNS
- Desiree Latimer, Bell Pirie Power Corporation
- Robert Varley, Lockheed Martin (presentation slides)
- Ted Johnson, Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation
- Eileen O’Rourke, OTEC International LLC
- Stephen Kibbee, SBM Offshore
- Shin Okamura, Xenesys


3:00-4:00
 

 

Expo Coffee & Networking


4:00-5:30
 

APCESE:

Renewables and Green Infrastructure Opportunities

Chair/Moderator: Megan Strand, Chadbourne & Parke LLP

- Hanson Wood, EDF Renewable Energy
- Joseph Rowley, Sempra
- Drew Bradley, REC Solar
- Evelyn Lim, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
- William Kucharski, AECOM


4:00-5:30
 

APCESE:

The Water-Energy Nexus: Innovative Energy Management in Sustainable Water Infrastructure

Chair: Susan Polanco, U.S. EPA (presentation slides)

US EPA Region 9's Sustainable Water Infrastructure Program, City and County of Honolulu, and other utilities in Hawaii will give an overview and detailed case studies of energy auditing, energy efficiency, and renewable energy development opportunities at water and wastewater utilities. We will also discuss the energy benefits of water efficiency efforts. With this panel, we hope to add to the growing number of cost-effective energy projects at Hawaiian water and wastewater utilities.

- Dave Nagamine, City and County of Honolulu (presentation slides)
- Kyle Ginoza, Department of Environmental Management, County of Maui (presentation slides)


4:00-5:30
 

Military:

TROPEC/PACOM Defense Energy Technology Challenge (DETC)

Co-Chairs: Patricia Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners; Steve McCain, K&L Gates LLP

- Please refer to Review Panelists list from Monday 1:30-3:00 Defense Energy Challenge-Company Presentations session.

TimeOrganizationProject Title
4:05AllylixPlatform for the Production of Renewable Sesquiterpene High Performance Aviation Fuels and Fuel Additives
4:17INI Power SystemsINI Man Portable Flex Fuel Generator Solutions
4:29Ibis NetworksIntelisocket™
4:41SheetakThin film Thermolectric
4:53Intrepid RoboticsRobotic inspection, repair, and maintenance of aboveground storage tanks (ASTs)
5:05REBound TechnologyFreeze Point Suppression Cycle with Embedded Storage for Improved HVAC and Refrigeration Efficiency in FOB Environments
5:17Primus PowerPrimus Power EnergyPod™

4:00-5:30
 

IICC:

Remote Community Knowledge Transfer Hawaii – Alaska

Chair: Jennifer DeCesaro, Acting Director, Technology-to-Market Program, U.S. Department of Energy

Despite the obvious climatic and geographic disparities between Hawaii and Alaska, these two states share many energy-related constraints and opportunities. From remote, islanded grids to diesel dependency and some of the highest energy costs in the hemisphere, Hawaii and Alaska present unique but similar challenges that have common solutions. The US Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have been very active in this arena, with targeted deployment professionals that have been sharing experiences and problem solving approaches. This session will explore some of the projects and successes in Hawaii and Alaska that are building the foundation for knowledge transfer across remote regions.

- Darron Scott, Kodiak Electric Association (KEA) (presentation slides)
- DBEDT, TBA
- Jennifer DeCesaro, Acting Director, Technology-to-Market Program, U.S. Department of Energy
- Brian Hirsch, NREL Alaska


4:00-5:30
 

IICC:

Islands Connect for Future Solutions

Chair: Mark McGuffie, Enterprise Honolulu

How islands here and around the world, are connecting to solve global challenges, building “bridges” with common intent and thoughts on how best to prepare the next generation to confront the needs of our island communities.

- Leslie Wilkins, Maui Economic Development Board
- Mattie Yoshioka, Kauai Economic Development Board
- Jacqui Hoover, Hawaii Island Economic Development Board
- Mark McGuffie, Enterprise Honolulu - Oahu Economic Development Board (presentation slides)


4:00-5:30
 

OTEC:

The Ocean Environment

Speakers from academic institutions and the private sector will present analytical work and computer modeling that has led to estimates of the ocean thermal resource for the sustainable global application of OTEC along with the potential environmental impact of operations. A field program designed to monitor the ocean conditions prior and during operations of the Honolulu Sea Water Air Conditioning (SWAC) system will be discussed along with preliminary measurements.

- Krishnakumar Rajagopalan, University of Hawaii, “Global Ocean Thermal resources for Sustainable OTEC Application”

- Greg Rocheleau, Makai Ocean Engineering, “”Biochemical Simulation of a 100 MW OTEC Plume”

- J. Kim, Chonnam University, “Potential Environmental Effects of OTEC Effluent off Kosrae”

- Christopher Kelley, University of Hawaii, “Potential Biological Impact of Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning: Submersible Surveys along the Intake Pipe Route to 250 m Depth”

- Christina Comfort, University of Hawaii, “Monitoring Key Biogeochemical Parameters due to SWAC Operations on Mamala Bay, Hawaii”

- David Karl, University of Hawaii, “Potential Environmental Consequences of Enhanced Ocean Upwelling”


5:30-7:30
 

 

Defense Energy & Island Solutions Showcase & Reception

 


7:30-8:45
 

 

Film Screening and Director Remarks: Last Paradise-A 45-year quest for adrenaline and energy. Director: Clive Neeson, Cinematographer

In the remote wilderness of New Zealand, when necessity was the mother of invention, a maverick bunch of kids had a dream which they would one day share with the world. Through 45 years of stunning original footage we relive the journey of adventure pioneers in a quest for natural energy in paradises which have long since gone. We witness the most convincing evidence of climate change ever filmed. But through a fun and inspiring awakening, we also see how the same pioneering spirit provides the solution.

 

 

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10 - APCESE, Military, IICC, and OTEC

*Invited

8:30-10:00
 

 

Islands Keynotes:
- Henk Rogers, Founder and Chairman, Blue Planet Foundation
- Tomoyo Nonaka, Chair, GAIA Initiative; Former Chair & CEO, Sanyo
- Ambassador Ronald Jumeau, Climate Change and Small Island Developing State Issues,
  Republic of the Seychelles
- Peter Boyd, COO,Carbon War Room

Co-Chairs: Mark McGuffie, Managing Director, Enterprise Honolulu
Audrey Newman, Senior Advisor, Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) (presentation slides)

 


10:00 - 10:30
 

 

Coffee & Networking


10:30-12:00
 

APCESE:

Hawaii Performance Contracting & Green Building

Chair: Carilyn Shon, DBEDT

The session will provide insights into government sector application of performance contracting: Projects, outcomes, and lessons learned from office buildings, correctional facilities, to community colleges, and waste water treatment.

- Jeffrey Chang, Department of Transportation - Airports Division (presentation slides)
- James Kurata, Public Works Division
- David Nagamine, Department of Environmental Services, City and County of Honolulu
- Carilyn Shon, Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism
- Mike Unebasami, Office of the Vice President for Community Colleges (presentation slides)


10:30-12:00
 

APCESE:

Hawaii Renewable Grid Integration: Lessons Learned

Chair: Leon Roose, NHEI

Like many island or isolated communities across the world, Hawaii is faced with a profound and fundamental challenge in its overdependence on imported oil for its source of energy. The opportunity presented by renewable energy resources is a hedge against risk and rising oil prices. This panel session will share lessons learned in seminal work performed to date in Hawaii, with a focus on Maui island, to establish implementable actions and strategies to effectively integrate high penetrations of renewable energy resources into the power grid. This work includes quantifying the cost and benefit implications of a given mix of resources, evaluating the challenges and pain points in operating a power grid more significantly dominated by renewable resources, and analyzing the best strategies, technologies, systems and operational practices to remove the barriers to renewable energy integration. Results from this work has informed necessary policy, business and project decisions in Hawaii leading to rapid implementation of renewable energy developments and the related grid infrastructure advancements necessary to facilitate this clean energy transformation. Lessons learned from these activities will provide insight to its application abroad.

- Marc Matsuura, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (presentation slides)
- David Corbus, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Leon Roose, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute


10:30-12:00
 

Military:

Smart Grid and Security: SPIDERS

Chair: Patricia Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners

The Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) will build cyber-secure smart microgrids on three military installations, two of which are in Hawaii. A panel of experts who have worked on this project through all three phases will provide results to date and current status updates.

- Dave Barr - Burns and McDonnell, Phase 2 design (presentation slides)
- Tarek Abdallah - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Phase 1 results
- Richard Jensen - Sandia National Laboratories, Phase 3 preliminary design
- Ross Roley - U.S. Pacific Command, cyber assessment/experimentation status


10:30-12:00
 

IICC:

Shizuoka Clean Energy Initiative Spotlights: Japan Special Session

Respectively endowed with rich natural resources, the State of Hawaii and Shizuoka Prefecture are working to advance renewable energy initiatives, including solar, wind, hydro, and biomass, engaging in technological development in renewable energy and energy efficiency, and promoting electric vehicles to reduce the environmental impact in the transportation sector. With these shared energy priorities, the State and Prefecture signed a clean energy cooperation agreement in August 2012, pledging to build a partnership for renewable energy advancement and the development of our respective clean energy industries. This session provides an overview of Shizuoka’s clean energy policies and industries, as well as presentations that will offer Shizuoka’s diverse clean energy initiatives and product development for energy efficiency from academia, small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs), and utility.

- Opening Remarks: Yoshiro Ohsuga, Vice Governor of Shizuoka Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture’s Energy Policies: Overview
- Hiromichi Tanaka, Tokai University School of Marine Science and Technology, Wave Power Generation Research Trends: Overtopping Wave
- Hiroshi Miyasaka, Shizuoka Gas Company, Action for Low-Carbon Society
- Takahiro Ikeda, Pi Photonics, Inc., Next-Generation LED Lighting System: Hololight
- Miyoshi Ono, Sky Planning Co. Ltd., Light Diffusing Skylights: Sky Toplight
- Mayuki Iwai, Photo Agri Corporation, Solar Photo-Guard: Solar Powered Pest Control Lighting Device 
- Shidetaka Imamura, Daiichi Kasei Corporation, Concentrator Photovoltaic Power System
- Yoshiaki Sakaya, Wind 19, kW Small Wind Power Generator
- Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima, Tajima Motor Corporation, Tajima Motor’s Development of Electric Vehicles

 


10:30-12:00
 

IICC:

Carbon War Room: Smart Island Economies Q&A Panel Discussion

Chair: Peter Boyd, Carbon War Room

The Carbon War Room looks forward to your participation in this Q&A panel discussion. Moderated by the CWR's COO, Peter Boyd, this interactive panel session will focus on the objectives of the Islands operation and explore some of the ongoing challenges to the implementation of renewable energy systems on islands, looking also how we should and could be maximising the opportunities within energy efficiency.

Speakers on the panel provide their expert views from technical, commercial, policy and financing perspectives, and we look forward to a robust discussion with key takeaways to be progressed and shared with participants post event.

- Maya Doolub, Carbon War Room
- Ian Baring-Gould, NREL
- Peter Lilienthal, HOMER Energy (presentation slides)
- Mark Crowdis, CohnReznick Think Energy, LLC
- Diego Acevedo, Bluerise


10:30-12:00
 

OTEC:

Experimental Plants & OTEC Technology

Lessons learned from the design and operation of OTEC experimental plants will be presented. Heat exchangers, turbines and working fluid for OTEC applications will be discussed.

- Yasuyuki Ikegami, Saga University, “100 kW CC-OTEC Plant and Deep Ocean water Applications in Kumejima, Okinawa, Japan”

- H. Lee, KIOST, “Cycle Analysis of Ocean Geothermal Power Generation using Multistaged Turbine”

- D. Jung, Inha University, “Rankine Cycle Working Fluids for CC-OTEC Application”

- S. Han, Seoul University of Science & Technology, “20 kW CC-OTEC Turbine Design”

- Pat Grandelli, Makai Ocean Engineering, “CC-OTEC Heat Exchangers: Performance and Power Output”

- J. Kwon, Hoseo University, “Design and Test of Tube & Shell Heat Exchangers for Potential OTEC Application”

- L. Shapiro, OTI, "Developing IPP’s for Isolated Grids: Issues and Opportunities"


12:00 - 1:30
 

 

Networking Lunch


1:30-3:00
 

APCESE:

Energy Storage Island Options

Chair: Tom Stepien, Primus Power

Energy storage systems offer several promising benefits: decouple instantaneous electricity generation from demand, reduce emissions, improve cost and increase security. This session examines several existing installations of energy storage and highlights the opportunities and challenges. Additionally, future projects and its expected benefits will be described.

- Bill Radvak, American Vanadium
- Brad Fiebig, Lockheed Martin
- Rick Rocheleau, University of Hawaii
- Tom Stepien, Primus Power


1:30-3:00
 

APCESE:

Hawaii Efficiency Initiatives & Incentive Programs

Chair: Michael Chang, Hawaii Energy (presentation slides)

Hawaii is unique place, small enough to feel connected with each other though still large and diverse enough to have a wide variety of specific audiences that require programs that meet their needs. This panel session will introduce you to several residential and commercial initiatives that demonstrate the success and tremendous insights that are accomplished when energy efficiency programs are targeted to the unique needs of those in direct control of their energy use and delivered in the language and context that is relevant to them.

Importance of Reaching Underserved Markets
Community Outreach – Energy Literacy
Underserved Residential – Discovering and through Education, Audits and Metering
Central Plant Optimization and Benchmark Metering

- Lorraine Akiba, Hawaii PUC Commissioner
- Helen Wai, Consultant
- Francois Rogers, Blue Planet Foundation (presentation slides)
- Olin Lagon, Kanu Hawaii


1:30-3:00
 

Military:

Local Biofuel for Energy Security: the Military, Agriculture and a Sustainable Community Model

Chair: Kelly King, Pacific Biodiesel

The panel will summarize a collaborative effort between the military, Hawaii’s only commercial biofuel producer, and local farmers and ranchers to establish a zero-waste, truly sustainable community partnership. The panel will explain the components of our Sustainable Community Model and how the collaborators will continue to bring in other key partners to expand local agriculture for food and fuel, creating jobs, a cleaner/safer environment and energy security.

- Tarek Abdalla, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ERDC-CERL
- David Ruf, Rivertop Solutions, LLC
- Corey Gillins, Big Island Dairy
- Matt Johnson, Pacific Biodiesel Technologies LLC
- Mike Hodson, Wow Farms


1:30-3:00
 

IICC:

Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) - Special Session

Chair: Audrey Newman, GLISPA

The Global Island Partnership brings together governments and their partners from around the world to promote action for island conservation and sustainable livelihoods. This panel/talk story will provide a briefing on the Global Island Partnership’s Working Strategy for 2013-2014 and engage current and potential GLISPA partners at the APCES/IICC. This panel will be an interactive opportunity to be engaged and informed of the Global Island Partnership strategy and how working collectively can help participants increase their impact.

- Kate Brown, Global Island Partnership
- Ronald Jumeau, Ambassador for Climate Change and Small Island Developing State Issues, - Republic of Seychelles
- Audrey Newman, GLISPA


1:30-3:00
 

IICC:

Global Islands Solutions Challenge

Chair: Mark McGuffie, Enterprise Honolulu

Islands and Isolated Communities are the planet’s vanguard societies facing imported energy
dependencies, constrained resources, and vulnerability to climate change. The Global Islands Solutions Challenge is gathering technology solutions, best practices and project proposals from around the globe to accelerate the sustainability development of island communities world-wide.

Review Panel:
- Murray Clay, Ulupono Initiative
- Dawn Lippert, Energy Excelerator, PICHTR (presentation slides)
- Tomoyo Nonaka, GAIA Initiative (presentation slides)
- Henk Rogers, Blue Planet Foundation
- Ted Peck, Johnson Controls, Inc.
- TJ Glauthier, TJG Energy Associates

TimeOrganizationProject Title
1:35Nextek Power SystemsDirectly Coupled DC Microgrid
1:45Smart Sustainability ConsultingBehavior Modification Through Implementation-Creating a Military Culture of Energy Conservation
1:55IMET CorpIMET Total Wastewater Reuse Technology
2:05Sweet Lightning Ltd. & Murienua Power Association (MPa)Smart Community Power
2:15Warrior Biojet IncorporatedLow cost electricity micro-grid service and affordable biofuel
2:25Younicos AGIsland Graciosa: Enabling up-to 100% autonomous renewable energy systems
2:35Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)Development of Wind and Wave Hybrid Power Generation System
2:45Bluerise BVOcean Ecopark in Curacao, Ocean Thermal Energy: a gateway to sustainable and independent islands

1:30-3:00
 

OTEC:

Other Applications

Uses of the seawater drawn from depths of about 600 m to 1000 m for applications other than OTEC will be discussed. In addition, innovative designs of seawater conduits and pipes for OTEC and SWAC will be presented.

- H. Kim, National University of Gangneung-Wonju, “Creation of Artificial Seaweed Forest using Discharged Deep Seawater”

- D. Jung, KIOST, “OTEC CWP Conceptual Design: Large Diameter Laminated Composite Material Riser Numerical Model”

- Ted Jagusztyn, COTHERM, “Seawater Conduits for OTEC and SWAC:  Drilled Hydrothermal Energy (DHE)”

- S. Kim, Dongeui University, “Seawater as a Heating and Cooling Source for Busan, Korea”

- S. Lee, Chungbuk National University, "Computational Analysis on Multiphase Flow in a Vortex Separator as Intake Device for Sea Water"

- Darryl Nakamoto, Kaiulienergy, "Kaiuli Energy's Seawater Air Conditioning Projects for Hawaii" (presentation slides)

- Jon Lilley, University of Hawaii, “Waikiki SWAC Public Attitudes Survey”


3:00-3:30
 

 

Expo Coffee & Networking


3:30-5:00
 

APCESE:

Shipping LNG Opportunities & Impact: Commerce, Jones Act & the Environment

Chair & Moderator: John Pierce, DLA Piper, LLC

This panel will discuss the role of that liquefied natural gas (LNG) will play in domestic shipping under the Jones Act and the impacts and opportunities that it poses for Hawaii. Hawaii is one of the most marine cargo dependent states and its state and local governments have obvious concerns about the cost and environmental impacts the shift from bunker fueled cargo vessels to LNG.

- Joseph Boivin, Hawai'i Gas
- Glenn Hong, Young Brothers, Limited
- Todd Kanja, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.
- Kyle Datta, Ulupono Initiative (presentation slides)


3:30-5:00
 

APCESE:

Island Challenges and Opportunities for Military and Aviation Biofuels

Chair: Joelle Simonpietri, US Pacific Command (PACOM)

Hawaii hosts several public and private ventures to produce biofuels at the specifications and scale meaningful for military and aviation use. This panel will provide progress reports for ongoing efforts and plans for recently announced new projects, and discuss the opportunities and challenges specific to operating in islanded and isolated communities that have arisen to date.

- Jim Rekoske, Honeywell/UOP (presentation slides)
- Scott Turn, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute*
- Lee Jakeway, Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. (presentation slides)
- Joel Matsunaga, Hawai`i BioEnergy


3:30-5:00

 

Military:

Defense Energy Challenge-Company Presentations

Co-Chair: Steve McCain, K&L Gates LLP
Co-Chair: Patricia Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners
Opening Remarks: Steve McCain, K&L Gates LLP (presentation slides)

Session opening remarks will highlight evolving government policies, executive orders, and program initiatives that may provide an opportunity and/or a challenge for companies in the "Defense-Energy" market.

TimeOrganizationProject Title
3:45Agripower, Inc.Using Waste To Cleanly Produce On-Site Heat Energy And Electricity
3:57Asetek Inc.Sealed Server Data Center Liquid-Cooling for Low-Cost, Ultra-Efficient “Chiller-Less” Data Centers for Mobile Communications, FOBs and Permanent Installations
4:09Integrated Power Technology CorporationTURBOFOIL ® and Patented SCADA
4:21Schneider ElectricCentral Enterprise Energy Data System (CEEDS)
4:33Solar Fuel CorporationSolar Fuel Corporation: Converting Sun, Water (pure or brine) and CO2 (pure or recycled) to hydrogen or syngas
4:45BE-Wind LLCSmall Wind Dual Axis Turbine
4:57HEVTA new class of high-performance, highly efficient, affordable and reliable electric motors free of rare earth metals for both stationary and mobility markets


3:30-5:00
 

IICC:

Electric Vehicle Initiatives - Japan Special Session

Co-Chairs: Soichiro Fukutake, Benesse Holdings; Nobuhiro (Monster) Tajima, Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles

Moderator: Anne Ku, Maui Electric Vehicle Alliance, University of Hawaii Maui College

- Shoichiro Fukutake, Benesse Holdings
- Nobuhiro (Monster) Tajima, Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles
- Michael Snyder, Hawaiian Electric Vehicle Network (HEVN)


3:30-5:00
 

OTEC:

Summary and Recommendations: Working Session

Chair: Luis Vega, University of Hawaii
Moderator: Sa-Young Hong, Korea Institute of Ocean Science

An open forum will be conducted to discuss information presented in all sessions of the OTEC Symposium.


5:00-7:00
 

 

APCESE Expo & Poster Reception


 

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11 - APCESE, Military, IICC, and OTEC

*Invited

8:30-10:00
 

 

HCEI Video

Keynotes: Richard Lim, Director, State of Hawai'i, Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT); Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, DOE (video remarks)

Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative 5-Years of Progress - Keynote Panel

- Richard Lim, Director, State of Hawai'i, Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT)
- Jennifer DeCesaro, Acting Director, Technology-to-Market Program, U.S. Department of Energy
- Scott Seu, Vice President, Energy Resources and Operations, Hawaiian Electric Company
- George Ka'iliwai III, Director, Resources and Assessment (J8), U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), Department of Defense
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End-Use Efficiency: Renewable Electricity: Biomass Fuels: Sustainable Transportation

Moderator: Robin Campaniano, Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative

*Opening Program Announcement: "Hawaii is now paradise for energy startups: Meet the Energy Excelerator," Dawn Lippert, Senior Manager, Energy Excelerator


10:00 - 10:30
 

 

Coffee & Networking


10:30-12:00
 

APCESE:

Accelerating Energy Startups: How to Make a Difference and a Profit

Chair: Dawn Lippert, Energy Excelerator

The world’s capital of oil and gas (Texas) meets the world’s capital of entrepreneurship (Silicon Valley) in startup paradise (Hawaii) to discuss why commercializing clean energy is so hard and what we can do about it. We will examine several organizations’ strategies for bringing energy technologies to market, what each of these programs looks for in startup teams and technologies, as well as some of the successes and setbacks that they have experienced along the way.

- Mitch Jacobson, ATI Clean Energy
- Brian Hirsch, Alaska Emerging Energy Fund
- Heather Richman, PICHTR Energy


10:30-12:00
 

APCESE:

Utility Business Model of the Future: Island, Isolated & Interconnected Grids - NREL Special Session

Chair: Leon Roose, NHEI (presentation slides)

Power grids are rapidly evolving across the globe with the growth in utility-scale and distributed renewable energy resources, expanding awareness and active participation of energy end-users and control of demand in the operation of the modern power system, and the development and application of smart energy technologies to enable the grid of the future. This panel will present cutting-edge smart energy and micro-grid projects being conducted in Hawaii (e.g., U.S. DOE funded smart grid projects on Maui, and NEDO – Japan funded JUMPSmart Maui project) and abroad (U.S. DOE funded Sustainable Energy for Remote Island Grids project in Indonesia) and the role and value that technology development and international collaboration brings to shaping the utility model of the future.

- Kenneth Kelly, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (presentation slides)
- Christian Rawson, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (presentation slides)
- Fumitoshi “Frank” Emura, Hitachi Ltd.
- Ed Koch, Honeywell/Akuacom


10:30-12:00
 

Military

Unique Defense Challenges and Opportunities in Waste to Energy Conversion

Chair and Moderator: Joelle Simonpietri, US Pacific Command (PACOM), Innovation and Experimentation Division, Energy Branch

Converting to waste to energy has been commercially viable at municipal scale for decades, but scaling down to address military waste in islanded, isolated, and extreme operating environments presents unique challenges. This panel will introduce the recently developed Joint Deployable Waste to Energy effort and recently refined U.S. Department of Defense requirements for contingency base waste disposal. Panelists will present lessons learned from the past five years of prototypes and field demonstrations of waste to energy systems, and go over currently open opportunities for industry.

- Mr Richard McCusker, U.S. Army Program Manager for Force Sustainment Systems
- Dr Robert Diltz, Air Force Research Laboratory (invited)
- Ben Tritt, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC)
- Rodney Fisher, Air Force Civil Engineer Center
- Bryan Long, U.S. Navy (presentation slides)

 


10:30-12:00
 

IICC:

Hawaii Homeland Energy & Sustainability Efforts

Moderator: John Pierce, DLA Piper

The potential for renewable energy developments on what have been described as the “Hawaii Home Lands” is substantial and an often overlooked opportunity. The land holdings controlled and managed by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) and the Bishop Estate/Kamehameha Schools (KS) are a material portion of the State’s lands and there are renewable energy (fuels and power generation) opportunities that can complement the cultural, environmental, and other management principles that DHHL and KS are committed. This panel will discuss these opportunities and the relevant limitations.

- Palo Luckett, Konohiki Hydro*
- Joel Matsunaga, Hawaii BioEnergy
- Norman Sakamoto, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands


12:00 - 1:00
 

 

Networking Lunch (for purchase)


1:00-2:30
 

APCESE:

Accelerating Energy Startups: Working Session

Chair: Dawn Lippert, Energy Excelerator

In this session, we will share lessons learned, best practices, specifics around energy efficiency commercialization and deployment programs. The discussion will center on the following topics:

- How do we track and measure success
- Creative funding mechanisms for energy innovations (ie. Follow on funding)
- How to build an active community (engaging mentors & alumni)


1:00-2:30
 

APCESE:

Seeing is Believing: Tools for Renewable Integration

Chair: Dora Nakafuji, HECO

To reliably operate with a new renewable portfolio of power generation resources will require an industry transformation of the tools that utilities use to currently plan and operate. This panel will engage the audience and showcase some of the transformative renewable integration tools that industry teams are developing and demonstrating collaboratively with the Hawaii utilities to manage the future power generation fleet. The panel will be comprised of major industry representatives from energy management system providers, renewable forecasters, island-based technology providers, west coast utilities and Hawaiian Electric.

- Elaine Sison-Lebrilla, Sacramento Municipal Utility
- John Zack, AWS TruePower (presentation slides)
- Matt Shawver, Referentia (presentation slides)
- Ken Geisler, Siemens
- Dora Nakafuji, Hawaiian Electric Company


1:00-2:30
 

IICC:

Energy, Economic and Environmental Issues and Solutions for Island Economies

Chair: Terry Surles, University of Hawaii

The Panel’s objective will be to address sustainable solutions for energy and environmental issues currently facing island economies and infrastructure. Specifically, we will have presentations that will discuss issues related to water availability and quality, energy technology economic readiness, and the attendant environmental and economic impacts associated with ameliorating these areas of concerns. Simply providing problem identification is insufficient. Thus, all presentations will provide direction and comments towards the solutions to these issue areas.

- Cary Bloyd, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Andi Novianto, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Indonesia
- DK Kim, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute
- Yasuhiro Shimizu, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) (presentation slides)
- Denise Eby Konan, University of Hawaii at Manoa


*Invited

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