Michael E. Champley was appointed to the Commission on September 15, 2011 by Governor Neil Abercrombie for a term to expire on June 30, 2016.
Michael E. Champley was appointed to the Commission on September 15, 2011 by Governor Neil Abercrombie for a term to expire on June 30, 2016. Commissioner Champley has over 40 years of experience analyzing, integrating and managing complex economic, public policy and technical issues confronting the energy utility industry. Prior to his appointment, Commissioner Champley was a Maui-based senior energy consultant focused on clean energy resource integration in Hawaii.
Before relocating to Hawaii, Commissioner Champley was a senior executive with DTE Energy, a major electric and gas energy company where he held various executive positions including Senior Vice President-Regulatory Affairs and Senior Vice President-Power Supply. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University, with emphasis in Finance and Public Utility Economics and Regulation.
Analogs and parallels between New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii as they all move toward building the "utility of the future," as seen at VERGE Hawaii 2016. Jeff Mikulina, Commissioner Champley, Michelle Taylor and Simon MacKenzie.
Energy storage has been called the ultimate solution to scaling renewable energy. As the battery technology steadily improves, it will be up to regulators to enact protocols and regulations that will enable renewable energy to reach its fullest potential.