Developing the Blueprint for the Utility of the Future

Join us for a thoughtful discussion on The Electric Utility of the Future on March 26-28, 2014 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Maui, Hawaii.

The conference will welcome nationally recognized energy policy leaders and businesses to talk openly and frankly about the country’s rapidly changing energy landscape and its implications for power utilities, policymakers and consumers.

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Keynote presentations by:

Wednesday, March 26

Madden     Hamm     H.Lovins_lowres

Alice Madden, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental and External Affairs, U.S.
Department of Energy
Julia Hamm, President & CEO, Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)
Hunter Lovins, President, Natural Capitalism Solutions

Thursday, March 27

Binz          Morita

Ron Binz, Former Chief, Colorado Public Utilities Commission
Constance Lau, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HEI)
Hermina Morita, Chair, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

Conference topics include:
  • The “traditional utility” structure: What does it look like, and why does it face unprecedented challenges?
  • What are the key drivers that are shifting the energy paradigm?
  • Do ownership structures such as coops or municipal utilities better serve our needs?
  • How do you achieve a mix of clean energy to the satisfaction of all stakeholders?
  • What will future electric consumers want and expect from their electric utility?
  • Who should lead the transformation, and who should be part of the dialogue?
  • What are the key elements of a 21st century energy utility business model?