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MEDB To Attend Key Energy Conferences; Seeks Input

January 11, 2011, 10:53 AM HST
* Updated January 11, 2:50 PM
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By Sonia Isotov

Jeanne Skog. File photo by Wendy Osher.

In the next few months, Jeanne Skog, President, Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. and key staffers will attend several energy related conferences on the mainland.

MEDB seeks input from interested parties to make the trips valuable to the community. The three conferences include the following:

  • Energy Investment Forum (January 20-21) in Austin, Texas. This event brings together experts from across the country to discuss the most important topics in the energy sector. Attendees will represent many of the nation’s pension funds, endowments, and trusts as well as representing utility companies, federal and state government agencies, and energy-equipment companies. Discussions on upcoming and current investment opportunities will cover energy funds, infrastructure projects, equipment advances, energy systems, etc. This conference will be an important forum in which energy experts collaborate with the nation’s largest institutional investors. MEDB’s President & CEO, Jeanne Skog, is a guest presenter.
  • Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) Summit (February 28 – March 02) in Washington D.C. This event unites key players from all sectors of the nation’s energy innovation community to share ideas for developing and deploying the next generation of clean energy technologies. Kimberly Haueisen, Program Director, High Tech Maui, plans to attend the event and meet with Department of Energy (DOE) and (ARPA-E) Program Directors, explore agency priorities and submission requirements, and discuss future project opportunities
  • Renewable Energy World (March 8 – 10, 2011) in Tampa, Florida. This event features insightful discussions and presentations during technical sessions related to technology, markets, business strategies and policy covering the wind, solar, biomass, hydro, geothermal, ocean/tidal/wave, bio-power, bio-fuels and hydrogen energy sectors. Tom Liu, Program Director, High Tech Maui, and Kimberly Haueisen plan to attend the event and network. In previous years at the event, MEDB has attracted partnerships and investment interests for Maui energy-related companies.

The public is invited to review the events and let MEDB representatives know if there is any connection they can help facilitate. MEDB is online at http://www.medb.org/ or call 270-6803.

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