About the speaker:
Maria Tome, Chief Engineer of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, has been active in Hawaii's energy sector since ... well, even before Internet search engines. In spite of being a registered professional engineer, she is often invited to speak to a variety of audiences. Sometimes, she's even invited back.
Four electric utilities. Six grids. Seven types of renewable energy. Efficiency. Oil. Coal. Natural Gas. Smarter grids. Before you delve into the recently-submitted Power Supply Improvement Plans or Distributed Generation Interconnection Plans, get a quick history of energy in Hawaii - and participate in a discussion of what makes Hawaii's electricity sector unique, interesting, and important, not only to Hawaii but to the world.