Senior Power System Engineer
Nathan joined the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute in early 2013 as a Senior Power System Engineer focused on the integration and analysis of energy technologies and power systems, including smart grid and micro grid applications. Prior to joining HNEI, he was with the Hawaiian Electric Company for 23 years serving in numerous capacities, most recently directing the Distribution Planning Division. Nathan directed the technical analyses of the integration of renewable resources tied to subtransmission and distribution systems and managed all planning activities for expansion of electrical distribution infrastructure on Oahu, including the technical and economic analysis of alternatives for system improvement. Nathan is also an experienced transmission planner having conducted engineering studies, system power flow model development, and forensic analyses of system disturbances and wide-scale outages. Nathan is a licensed professional electrical engineer in Hawaii and holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii.