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What is Demand Response’s role in the State goal of 100% renewable by 2045?

As more conventional generation becomes replaced with renewable energy, utilities must look to alternative methods of maintaining the reliability of the overall electric grid. While demand response is not a new concept, the available resources at the customer site have changed. Yoh Kawanami (manager of Demand Response Programs at Hawaiian Electric Company) will cover the process and challenges of traditional demand response. He will also discuss how it is evolving into a tool for the utility and how the customer may benefit from such implementation.

We'll meet at Encore Saloon on Thursday April 18 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. It's all about networking and good discussions with a side of beer and food for anyone interested. Feel free to bring a friend.


Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) is a non-profit organization with more than 40,000 members worldwide. By providing a forum for networking and career development through social, educational and civic service opportunities, YPE aims to facilitate the advancement of young professionals in the global energy industry. YPE runs a year-round calendar of events in 40 chapters around the world. Check here for upcoming events and sign up to receive updates at http://ypenergy.org/honolulu/


Thursday, April 18, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Yoh Kawanami
Manager of Demand Response Programs
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Encore Saloon
10 North Hotel Street, Honolulu, HI 96817 United States
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