From Pacific Business News:
Even during a severe storm, a power provider is expected to keep its operations intact and repair damage in a timely fashion.
The coronavirus pandemic was a squall of disruption like no other for Hawai‘i, bringing to a screeching halt to tourism and all its dependent industries. Yet Hawai‘i’s long-term energy goal to achieve a 100% renewable portfolio standard by 2045 was still there and short-term problems, like integrating renewables projects onto the grid in a timely fashion, remained.
The five participants in Pacific Business News’ 2021 Energy Roundtable largely struck an optimistic tone on the Islands’ present and future over the course of a two-hour virtual discussion on June 25 — while acknowledging there is still no silver bullet to reach the final destination.
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