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Donna Hydrick

President & CEO


Jose Dizon

Vice President

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Ruben Arredondo

Vice President & General Counsel

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Ms. Hydrick has over a decade of experience in the renewable energy industry, both domestically and internationally.  She began her career as a senior project manager with a start-up pairing solar developers and brokers seeking to monetize tax credits, assisting with high-profile investments.  She later worked as a senior project manager on over 32 projects with an independent power producer that developed, installed, built, and owned solar power generation facilities throughout the world. 


She later became president of another solar energy project developer where she gained deep experience leading renewable energy project planning, working in EPC field, partnering with international manufacturers and installers throughout the world, developing reliable resource management connections that help clients source high-quality materials, construction teams, all with competitive pricing. She has play a primary role in developing over 65 microgrids and utility scale projects in the western United States, Australia, Puerto Rico, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Iraq. 

A native of Hawaii with deep roots in Utah, she is well-versed in project planning methodologies, organizational change management, project processes and team building.

Mr. Dizon helps clients with energy and water policy, strategy, and acquisitions. He has over 30 years’ experience in the energy field. Mr. Dizon has an extremely broad energy perspective having represented developers, landowners, and electric and wastewater utilities. His roles included general manager of a major utility, vice president of a wastewater utility, various leadership positions in electric utility system planning, strategic planning, corporate communications and operations, and head of submarine maintenance

nuclear quality assurance. 

Jose has extensive regulatory experience in both the regulated utility and non-regulated spaces. He has provided expert witness testimony in 17 public utilities commission dockets. He helped developer clients with RFP bid preparation resulting in four of four PPAs being awarded in the Hawaiian Electric Stage 1 and 2 RFPs. Jose has assisted with interconnection agreement and PPA negotiations and subsequent PUC docket approval processes and is well-known in Hawaii energy circles. Jose received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer sciences, and nuclear engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jose is a licensed professional engineer from Hawaii residing in Texas. He served in the United States Navy as a nuclear submarine officer. He served on the boards of several community organizations including the Hawaii Island United Way, Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, and President and CEO of the Waikiki Ranch Board of Directors. He is currently a board member of the Hawaii Clean Power Alliance.

Mr. Arredondo is a former administrative law judge for a state  public utility commission and prosecutor for federal energy regulators (WECC/NERC/FERC.) He has advised both the regulators and the regulated---domestically and internationally.  At the state level, he has supported regulators from Connecticut to Hawaii. He helped develop the NERC electric reliability program for Canada, the USA, and Mexico, and helped implement the enforcement of the NERC Reliability Standards in North America. He helped the joint energy regulator of Spain, France, and Portugal stand up a regulatory sandbox for promoting microgrids and near-zero energy buildings.

He advises RegTech, electrical, gas and water utililities. He counsels generation, storage, transmission developers, and DER providers like residential solar and battery, microgrid and VPPs.  He advises clients on a wide range of energy matters, including: utility scale project development; interconnection and interconnection disputes; non-wires alternatives; cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection; transmission line development, siting, operations and maintenance; pre and post-NTP, COD stages of development; FERC filings and enforcement; cost and rate proceedings.  On the international level, he has advised companies on obtaining Department of Energy presidential permits for cross-border  transmission of energy and developing projects in Mexico. 

A native of Texas, he and his wife, a native New Zealander and Native Hawaiian, enjoy spending time with their children, family and friends in nature and on the beach, and being outdoors. 

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