Damon Schmidt hneieditor September 7, 2022

Damon Schmidt

Senior Energy Regulatory/Policy Analyst
Energy Policy, Regulation, and Law

Damon is a Senior Energy Regulatory/Policy Analyst with GridSTART (Grid System Technologies Advanced Research Team), an HNEI research team focused on the integration and analysis of energy technologies and power systems, including smart grid and microgrid applications.  He has over 15 years of experience working in the energy sector. 

Prior to joining GridSTART, he served as a Director/Manager in Hawaiian Electric’s Regulatory Affairs Department, and in outside regulatory counsel and financial consulting roles for Hawaiian Electric as both a solo practitioner, and with the law firm of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel.  In those capacities, he provided regulatory and financial guidance to develop and support Hawaiian Electric’s positions in its proceedings before the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission, including state-of-the-art energy policy investigations, major capital projects, renewable energy PPAs, rate cases, and utility financings. 

Damon is a licensed attorney in the State of Hawai‘i and holds a B.S. in finance from the University of Hawai‘i, an M.B.A. (international business focus) from Pepperdine University in California, and a J.D. from UH’s William S. Richardson School of Law.

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