ACEF Speaker

Marc Matsuura

Senior Smart Grid Program Manager,
Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute

Mr. Matsuura joined the Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, in 2013 as its Senior Smart Grid Program Manager. He is a founding member of HNEI’s GridSTART (Grid System Technologies Advanced Research Team), a research team focused on energy transition enabling policy and regulation, advanced grid architectures, grid modernization technologies, and novel methods to achieve the reliable grid integration of RE resources, power system optimization and energy resilience goals.   Prior to joining HNEI, he was with the Hawaiian Electric Company for 21 years. His career at Hawaiian Electric included positions of leadership in the areas of transmission and distribution (T&D) engineering, T&D standards and technical services, system operation, transmission planning, smart grid planning, and system integration. Marc is a licensed professional electrical engineer in Hawaii. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.


  • Regional Session: Pacific Energy Transition Challenges, Opportunities, and Way Forward