Dora Nakafuji

Dora Nakafuji

Director, Renewable Energy Planning
Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO)

Dr. Dora Nakafuji is the Director of Renewable Energy Planning in the Operations Integration Department at Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) with over 12 years of experience working in renewable integration and wind energy research. Previously, she was a staff researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) leading renewable integration initiatives with California utilities. She was the Technical Lead for Wind Energy and Renewable Integration efforts at the California Energy Commission PIER program and led the California Intermittency Analysis Program (IAP). Dora is a graduate from the University of California at Davis with a Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering with a multi-disciplinary background in experimental and computational analysis. She is also currently an adjunct professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa