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Natural Resources Section Meeting

NRS will host guest speaker Michael Kaleikini of Puna Geothermal Venture, who will present: "Geothermal Energy and Engergy Policy in Hawaii."

The presentation will cover geothermal resources and production process; status of geothermal power today, attributes and benefits; public outreach and safety; Ormat Technologies (PGV's parent company), and the range of federal, state and county regulatory requirements and statutes that affect geothermal production today.

Michael Kaleikini is plant manager for Puna Geothermal Venture who says his passion is also his profession – putting to use his years of experience in renewable energy by managing the 30-megawatt geothermal power plant in the Big Island’s Puna district. Kaleikini joined Puna Geothermal Venture in 1991 as a plant operator and worked his way to PGV’s top management level. He also serves as Secretary of the Hawaii Island Economic Development Board and shares his knowledge and experience in renewable energy in the islands with the Hawaii Island Chamber and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce. Kelekini is a local boy from Hau’ula and graduate of Kamehameha Schools on O‘ahu, who attended college in California. He currently resides with his family in Hilo."

Tue May 11, 2010
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.: HSBA Conference Room, 1100 Alakea Street, Suite 1000, Honolulu, HI 96813 (map)