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Record-Breaking Attendance at 2017 Maui Energy Conference

April 17, 2017, 3:06 PM HST
* Updated April 17, 3:08 PM
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Maui Energy Conference file photo.

The 2017 Maui Energy Conference, held March 22-24, broadened its focus this year as well as its audience, recording a record-setting attendance of 380 at the 4th Annual event.

The conference theme, All Things Energy: Pursuing Opportunities for Electricity and Beyond, explored resilient and sustainable pathways as the state continues its transition towards a 100% clean-energy system by 2045.

The program included keynote speakers, a session featuring case studies and an exhibition hall to view various products and services.

Among those in attendance were utility executives, clean energy advocates, urban planners, transportation specialists, renewable energy providers, state and local government officials, and national and international experts in several fields.  Mercedes-Benz, one of several international companies, reviewed its battery storage project in Germany to improve the environmental footprint of electric vehicles and make e-mobility more cost efficient.

“The Maui Energy Conference ventured out into new territory this year, looking beyond the challenges of electricity and the grid to investigate transportation and other uses of energy that affect our pocketbook and quality of life,” said Frank De Rego Jr., Director of Business Development projects at MEDB and member of the conference Program Committee.

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