Energy Independence and Micro Grid Opportunity Focus of Second Annual Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Summit
AUSTIN, Texas, July 27 /PRNewswire/ — In partnership with the State of Hawai’i, the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI) will coordinate the second annual Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo in Honolulu from August 30 through September 2.
As an island state, Hawai’i's expedited need for renewable energy and self-sufficiency makes it a perfect location for innovators to develop and implement new technologies on the state’s microgrids. Additionally, its abundant wind, solar, and ocean resources provide a unique opportunity for partnerships between industry, government and power companies to demonstrate project success.
“The State of Hawai’i welcomes energy industry experts and policy decision-makers from around the globe to the Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo which will focus on the importance of developing a clean energy economy and increasing the energy security of our state, nation and the Asia-Pacific region,” said Governor Linda Lingle. “Long-term energy security and independence can be achieved with sustainable technologies, and Hawai’i is working on expanding partnerships that will help us find, implement and manage those assets.
“The Hawai’i Clean Energy Initiative partnership between the State of Hawai’i and U.S. Department of Energy was a year old when we held the first energy summit and expo last year. This year, we look forward to discussing our state’s tremendous progress to move Hawai’i toward our goal of 70 percent clean energy by 2030,” Governor Lingle added.
To showcase the growing early clean technology success and opportunities in Hawai’i, the Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Summit program focuses on topics such as electric vehicle transportation, grid integration of renewable energy, energy security, efficiency, regulatory frameworks, and financing of new renewable energy technologies.
Top-level government leaders scheduled to speak at the Summit include Linda Lingle, Governor of the State of Hawai’i; U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye; Patricia Hoffman, U.S. Department of Energy; Jerry Ou, Taiwan Director General of Energy; Governor Luo Baoming from Hainan Province, China; Thomas Hicks, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy; and over 100 other top energy officials representing organizations such as: Hawaiian Electric Company, Nissan, Tesla, Lockheed Martin, Siemens Energy, U.S. Department of Navy, Honeywell, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Hawai’i Public Utilities Commission, SAIC, Johnson Controls, Chevron, Sandia National Laboratories and the U.S. Department of Energy.
“The quality of speakers and sponsors of the event truly highlight the importance of clean energy in Hawai’i and the commitment to testing new technologies in the state,” stated CTSI Executive Director, Patricia Glaza. “Hawai’i is the perfect gateway to bring partners together from the U.S. mainland and Asia-Pacific to help ensure the success of the state’s clean energy goals.”
Sponsors of the event include the State of Hawaii, Nissan, Lockheed Martin, Hawaiian Electric Company, Green Power Inc., AECOM, FirstWind, Sempra Energy, Pacific Biodiesel, Inc., General Atomics, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Honeywell, Covanta, General Motors, Deloitte, ClearFuels Technology Inc., AV Inc., Phoenix Motorcars, Hawaii Powered, The Gas Company, Spray Foam Hawai’i, and Puna Geothermal Venture.
In addition, the Summit will include an exposition that allows summit participants to view first-hand the clean energy initiatives being pursued around the world and highlights Hawai’i's advances as an early adopter of clean technology solutions.
To learn more and register, visit http://asiapacificcleanenergy.com/.
The Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), a 501c6 non-profit industry association, represents the organizations developing, commercializing, and implementing energy, water, and environmental technologies. Clean technologies offer much needed solutions to growing resource security and sustainability concerns and are critical to maintaining economic competitiveness. CTSI brings together global leaders for advocacy, community development, networking, and information sharing to help bring these needed technologies to market more rapidly. Visit www.ct-si.org for more information.
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