August 10, 2017: Leslie Cole-Brooks will speak at Energy Storage North America on State Policies and Programs Driving Distributed Storage
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July 14th, 2017: Hawaii Public Utilities Commission issues D &O 34696 on the HECO Companies' Power Supply Improvement Plan.
June 30, 2017: HECO Companies submit their amended Grid Modernization Plan--"Modernizing Hawaii's Grid for Our Customers"
June 21, 2017 VERGE: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit. Leslie Cole-Brooks speaks on Demystifying Hawaii's Energy Storage Market Opportunities and Challenges
June 19, 2017 KIUC Energy Conference: Leslie Cole-Brooks speaks on PV for your Business on Kauai
May 13, 2o017 - Star Advertiser - Clean energy short-circuited by legislators
Jan. 26, 2015 - Leslie Cole-Brooks joins Howard on Code Green to discuss the changes in net metering and the future of solar energy in Hawaii.
Leslie has extensive experience in the renewable energy industry, most recently as Executive Director of the Hawaiian Solar Energy Association (HESA). As of this month, she'd been appointed to the Distributed Energy Resources Council of Hawaii (DERC) as Executive Director. She shares thoughts on leading DERC in its representation of behind-the-meter distributed energy resource companies that are working together to help Hawaii achieve its goal of 100 percent renewable energy generation by 2045.
Leslie Cole-Brooks, who recently stepped down from her post as the head of the Hawaii Solar Energy Association after three years on the job, has joined the newly-formed Distributed Energy Resources Council of Hawaii as its executive director, the council said Wednesday.
The council is a collaboration between distributed energy resource and smart-grid companies, known as “behind-the-meter” types of technologies.
DERC Hawaii defines itself as “a collaboration between distributed energy resource (DER) and smart grid companies committed to developing constructive paths towards an affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy supply for Hawaii.” Its two objectives are to enable DER and smart grid technologies and to ensure they are reasonably compensated.
A trade council has been formed to support Hawaii’s aim of achieving 100% renewable energy generation by a group of behind-the-meter, distributed energy resource companies that includes solar microinverter maker Enphase.
The newly formed Distributed Energy Resources Council (DERC) groups together six names in solar, energy storage and sustainability and energy consulting which share common goals to accelerate the deployment of flexible and distributed resources including solar, smart grids and storage on the islands’ energy networks.
Nov. 11, 2015 - Distributed Energy Resources Council of Hawaii formed
Six member organizations comprising distributed energy and smart grid companies have joined to create the newly formed Distributed Energy Resources Council of Hawaii (DERC Hawaii).
The organization is the first association formed in the U.S. to exclusively represent behind-the-meter, distributed energy resources. It supports Hawaii’s goals of to adopt 100 percent renewable generation.