Seeing is Believing: Stories from the SEAMS

Dora Nakafuji, Hawaiian Electric Company
February 1, 2017, 4:30pm - 5:30pm, EBU-II 479



As renewables continue to grow on our systems, electric grids of today must modernize to accommodate future more distributed, plug and play trends of tomorrow.  Presentation will highlight initiatives utilities in Hawaii are undertaking to address transformation needs.  Topics include strategies for managing the invisible, predicting the future and envisioning the future.  Creativity and new ideas are paving the way toward modernization of the electric grid.  Come see what can be possible.



Dr. Dora Nakafuji is the Director of Renewable Energy Planning at Hawaiian Electric Company with over 15 years of experience in renewable integration and energy research. Her team spearheads a number of grant funded initiatives to demonstrate innovative technologies across the Hawaiian Electric Companies and reduce risks integrating high levels of renewables.  She has generated over $30M of grant funded efforts to enable real-time, short-term forecasting, advance visualization, data analytics and deployment of “smart” technologies to modernize Hawaii’s grids. Dora is a graduate from the University of California at Davis with a Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering and holds a patented for advance load control for wind turbines.  Prior to joining Hawaiian Electric, she served as the technical lead for the Wind Energy Program at the California Energy Commission and was a staff researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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