David Bissell – CTEC2017

David Bissell

David Bissell

David Bissell

President & CEO at Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC)

David Bissell has served as the President & CEO at Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) since June 2010.  He originally joined KIUC as chief financial officer in August 2006.

Mr. Bissell is a certified public accountant, and brings more than 25 years of financial and electric utility management experience to KIUC.  Under Bissell’s leadership, KIUC has more than tripled its renewable generation capabilities.  The cooperative has been consistently ranked since 2005 as one of the top utilities for solar integration by the Smart Electric Power Alliance.

Prior to joining the cooperative, Bissell worked for Cinergy Corp (now part of Duke Energy).  He began his career in the utility industry at Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative in Bloomington, Indiana.

Bissell earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the state University of New York at Brockport, and his M.B.A. from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He lives in Wailua with his wife, Carla, and their daughter, Kathleen.

Speakers

James Whittaker

Founder, GreenTech Group; Founder and President, Cayman Islands Renewable Energy Association (CREA); Founder, Project Green School

Sacha Tibbetts

Vice President, Customer Service and Technology, Caribbean Utilities Company, Cayman Islands

Hon. D. Kurt Tibbetts, OBE, JP, MLA

Minister of Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure, Cayman Islands

Steven Schiffbauer

Sustainability Coordinator, NCB Group

Tessa Williams Robertson

Head, Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Unit, Office of Vice-President (Operations), Caribbean Development Bank

Dr the Honourable Kedrick Pickering

Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources & Labour, British Virgin Islands

Bjørnulf Østvik

Chairman and CEO of VikingPeak Energy

Eileen O’Rourke

President, OTEC International LLC, and CFO, The Abell Foundation, Inc.

Jeane Nikolai

Director of Energy, Government of Bermuda

J-Paul Morgan

CEO of the Utility Regulation and Competition Office of the Cayman Islands (OfReg)

Dr Peter Lilienthal

CEO of HOMER Energy

Hugo Hodge

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Caribbean Basin, for Tantalus Systems

Dr Devon Gardner

Programme Manager for Energy and Head of the Energy Unit at the Caribbean Community Secretariat

Dr James Fletcher

Former Minister for Sustainable Development, Saint Lucia

Chris Duggan

Vice President and Head of Community Development, Dart Enterprises

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