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Hawai’i Energy Conference Postponed

March 15, 2020, 3:51 PM HST
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Energy industry leaders participated in a panel at the 2019 Hawaii Energy Conference L to R: Abigail Anthony, Rhode Island PUC: Michael Picker, President of the California PUC; Governor David Ige; Jennifer Potter, Hawaii PUC; with moderator Matthew McDonnell, Navigant Energy Practice. PC: Hawaiʻi Energy Conference.

With the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the escalating risks, organizers have decided to postpone the 7th annual Hawai’i Energy Conference.
Presented by Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) and supported by the County of Maui Office of Economic Development, the Hawai’i Energy Conference was scheduled for next week, March 18 and 19 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
The conference team had been closely monitoring the main advisories from national, state and local sources as well as input from our major stakeholders. The concerns of speakers and attendees, both local and travelling (from Continental USA, Canada and Australia), were all taken into consideration.
“Our highest priority is the health and well being of our community and conference attendees and we believe postponing is the best option.” MEDB president Leslie Wilkins said in a press release.
“We express our thanks to the hard work of the Program Committee in putting together the conference and appreciate the speakers who were committed to coming to Maui to join in the important discussions around electrification and equity.”
The program aimed to explore the timely topics of beneficial electrification and the design of an equitable energy transition.
Organizers say a new date will not be set until more is known about the impact of the coronavirus on Hawai’i.

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