2014 Kingston, Jamaica “Smart Energy Islands” Lecture Series

Early 2013, the then Deputy Commissioner and Counsellor of the Japanese Embassy in Jamaica, Hiromoto Oyama, asked me if I’d be interested in giving a short series of lectures in Kingston, Jamaica to help share what Japan was learning about disaster-resilient smart energy systems as it rebuilt after the 2011 tsunami and earthquake.

We developed a Smart Energy Island lecture – Oyama-san presenting the official side of the story, while I provided the human and technical side of the story.

February 2014, I visited Kingston. The trip was really productive – and a lot of fun. Thanks so much to Oyama-san and the Japan Foundation of New York for funding this project.

Here’s is some of the press we got in the local newspaper.