VERGE Hawaii 2016 - Program Overview

Program Overview

VERGE Hawaii offers more than 70 inspiring main stage sessions, in-depth workshops and engaging breakouts exploring how Hawaii will reach 100% clean energy by 2045. The wide variety of thought-provoking sessions, the VERGE Interconnect solutions showcase, and countless opportunities for networking with leaders and practitioners, makes VERGE Hawaii the premier event for leaders building a sustainable energy future. Scroll down to view a sample of program highlights.

Governor's Address

Last year, Governor Ige signed into law the most aggressive clean energy goal in the country. What has happened since then, and where do we go from here?

The Power of the Private Sector in the Clean Energy Economy

MGM Resorts International has become a leader in large-scale renewable energy installations on its properties. The company's chief sustainability officer and former CFO provides insights and inspiration on the business case for on-site renewables as well as innovative partnerships that can ensure success.

Innovation and U.S. Electric Power Markets (with Hawaii Energy Backgrounder)

Providing a background on Hawaii's power market as context, this workshop will look at the rationale for competitive U.S.

Future-Ready Now: Designing an Ecosystem Approach to a Sustainable Grid

In this workshop, we will produce potential systemic solutions to deliver on Hawaii’s ambitious goal of 100% renewably powered energy in the electricity sector by 2045. Attendees can expect to be fully immersed in a fast paced environment designed for collaborative innovation.