How will reaching the state’s renewable energy goals benefit Hawaii and individual consumers?
Will we all save money? Will we have reliable service? How will public entities and private companies work together?
Guest speakers Rebecca Dayhuff Matsushima of Hawaiian Electric and Daniel von Allmen of Clearway Energy will explain what it all means and what it means to you.
Rebecca Dayhuff Matsushima is the Director of the Renewable Acquisition Division for Hawaiian Electric. She directs and manages Hawaiian Electric’s and its subsidiaries, Maui Electric Company, and Hawaii Electric Light Company’s strategies to procure utility scale energy resources, storage resources, and non-wires alternatives consistent with the companies’ long-term resource plans. In addition, she works closely with the companies’ regulatory, community relations and operational areas to bring contracted projects to successful operation in alignment with the companies’ strategies and values. Prior to her current role, Rebecca served as Senior Associate General Counsel at Hawaiian Electric. Before that, she was an associate attorney at Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel handling power purchase agreements, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and public equity and debt offerings. She received her JD and MBA from the University of Hawaii and her Bachelor of Science degree in International Management from Butler University.
Daniel von Allmen is the Manager, Project Development at Clearway Energy, with ten years of experience in the renewable energy industry. For the last three years he has helped to expand Clearway’s utility and community solar businesses, managing projects from origination/acquisition through construction, and including almost 200 MW of solar in operation today. Prior to working for Clearway/NRG, Daniel worked at SunEdison, helping to grow and execute their market-leading portfolio of distributed generation projects in the northeast. He also previously worked at Sustainable Energy Advantage, a leading energy policy and market research consulting firm in New England. Dan received his Master of Arts degree in Energy and Environmental Analysis from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from Skidmore College.