MECO to Host Pacific Coast Electrical Association Conference
By Sonia Isotov
Electric utilities and allied companies, customers and consultants will gather for the Pacific Coast Electrical Association Conference (PCEA) being held on the Big Island from August 31 to September 2. This year’s PCEA Hawaii Conference is hosted by Hawaiian Electric Co., Hawaii Electric Light Co., and Maui Electric Co. at the Hilton Waikoloa Village.
Established in 1955, the PCEA Hawaii Biennial Conference was established in 1955 to gather the expertise and resources of the electric utility companies, allied industries, customers & consultants. The conference provides a unique forum for exploring and addressing industry issues, economic trends, new technologies, and energy conservation strategies.
This year’s Conference takes place in Hawaii where the opportunity for implementing energy efficiency projects, improving facility performance, and looking at renewable and sustainable initiatives is happening now.
With over 20 workshops and over 40 exhibitors, attendees can gather valuable knowledge, listen to prominent industry leaders, network and exchange ideas, and discuss projects with peers.
General session topics include: energy sustainability, national energy policy, newest renewable technology, and clean technology development.
Technical workshop topics address: renewable energy and sustainability; financial impacts of renewable projects, policies and how they apply to you; designing for energy efficiency; power quality, understanding and controlling it; and new technologies.