Sr. Smart Grid Program Manager
Marc Matsuura (P.E., M.B.A.) joined the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute in 2013 as the Senior Smart Grid Program Manager. Prior to joining HNEI, he was with the Hawaiian Electric Company for 21 years. His career at Hawaiian Electric included positions in the areas of Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Engineering, T&D Standards and Technical Services, System Operations, Transmission Planning, Smart Grid Planning, and System Integration. Marc directed major technical programs across all three companies, including Overhead and Underground T&D standards and equipment specifications, transmission planning, large scale systems impact studies, large scale renewable interconnection and performance requirements, contract negotiations with Independent Power Producers, and smart grid planning and development. Marc also provided leadership in the technical assessment of Hawaiian Electric’s initiative to integrate large-scale wind energy resources via a proposed HVDC undersea cable system to Oahu, including the development of performance requirements for the potential cable system.