Leon Roose

Leon Roose

Specialist
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI)
Leon joined the faculty of the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, in 2012 as a Specialist in the integration and analysis of energy technologies and power systems. Prior to joining HNEI, he was with the Hawaiian Electric Company for 19 years serving in numerous management roles, most recently directing the System Integration Department. His career at Hawaiian Electric has included management responsibilities for renewable energy planning and integration, smart grid planning and projects, distribution planning, transmission planning, generation resource planning and procurement, the purchase and distribution of fuel to utility generating plants across its service territory, and the negotiation of power purchase contracts for Hawaiian Electric (island of Oahu), and its subsidiaries, Maui Electric Company (islands of Maui, Lanai, and Molokai) and Hawaii Electric Light Company (island of Hawaii). Leon directed major programs across all three companies, including Hawaiian Electric’s initiative to integrate large-scale wind energy resources via a proposed HVDC undersea cable system to Oahu. Leon is also a licensed attorney and worked in private law practice in Hawaii and has held the position of Associate General Counsel at Hawaiian Electric. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a J.D. from the University of Hawaii.