Director for Renewable Acquisition
Rebecca Dayhuff Matsushima is the director for renewable acquisition at Hawaiian Electric.
We interviewed nine of the leaders at Hawaiian Electric including Rebecca Dayhuff Matsushima, director for renewable acquisition at Hawaiian Electric.
PUF: What is your role here, and what led you to this job?
Rebecca Dayhuff Matsushima: I've been at the company since 2012. I'm an attorney by education, and I have my MBA. I worked at a law firm in Hawaii, and I started doing work for Hawaiian Electric, including negotiating power purchase agreements with developers.
Then a position opened up in-house in the legal department at Hawaiian Electric. I moved over in 2012. Most of my work was supporting the Renewable Acquisition Division. When the past director of the division was promoted, I came over in 2017 to lead that effort.
PUF: That's the center crux of this huge push to a hundred percent renewables by 2045, because Hawaiian Electric isn't going to do that alone.