Energy experts discuss grid resiliency, redesign against external threats

  • HELCO President Jay Ignacio answers a question regarding power generation after PGV shut down at the NELHA Energy Summit Wednesday at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Panelists Feng Qiu, Bill Parks, Jay Ignacio and Kyle Datta take questions from the audience at the NELHA Energy Summit Wednesday at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Since its inception, the “R” in renewables has stood for reliability.