Molokai Renewables partner, Bio-Logical Capital, names Dr. Keiki-Pua Dancil as VP, Hawaii

| January 26, 2012 | 19 Comments

Bio-Logical Capital News Release

Bio-Logical Capital, a land investment, development, and conservation company, formally welcomes Keiki-Pua Dancil, Ph.D. as its vice president of Hawaii operations. In her role as vice president, Hawaii, she oversees Bio-Logical Capital’s activities and investments in the islands.

Keiki-Pua Dancil, Ph.D., vice president of Hawaii operations for Bio-Logical Capital.


Bio-Logical partnered with developer Pattern Energy earlier in 2011 to form Molokai Renewables, LLC and pursue a wind turbine project on Molokai and undersea transmission cable to Oahu.

The Hawaiian Public Utilities Commission issued a request for proposals in October, 2011 for 200 megawatts or more of renewable energy on any island. So far, Molokai Renewables is the only company that has placed a bid with the PUC for a project on Molokai. The PUC ruled in July of 2011 that Hawaiian Electric Company must rebid half of its $2.3 billion Big Wind project that would bring wind energy from Lanai and Molokai to Oahu via an undersea cable.

“If we are fortunate enough to be selected, we believe harnessing the strong winds of Molokai would provide many benefits, including a homegrown source of clean energy, lower electricity rates and also a unique opportunity to provide residents with meaningful community benefits,” Dancil said. “Working with the community on a thoughtful and meaningful community benefits package for Molokai will be a top priority.”

Dancil most recently was the president and CEO of the Hawaii Science and Technology Institute and the Hawaii Science and Technology Council, with which she was involved in developing strategic partnerships between state and federal agencies, private and public schools, and the business community on issues including workforce development and economic revitalization in science and technology.

Previously, Dancil was the executive vice president of a diversified medical technology company involved in the manufacturing of raw materials for various pharmaceutical applications.

She received her doctorate in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego and her master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University. Currently Dancil is on the board of PBS Hawaii and Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation.

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  1. sue kennedy says:

    I live in the Columbia River Gorge and see semi’s moving these turbins inland DAILY. A friend who works for the company stated that it took $100,000 to transport and set each tower in place. I’ve also been to King Kamamaha’s birthplace and seen all the rusted hulks of the turbins there! Just be careful Molokai! Nothing comes easily…

  2. mkklolo says:

    Bio-Logical needs to understand that a person educated at UC San Diego and Harvard universities doesn’t qualify as a local just because she has a Hawaiian name and a good tan. Bottom line, she’s a suit working for a big money operation and not to be trusted to give a pound of sugar for this island. No better than Peter and the boys from Guoco, they are all cut from the same cloth.

    • kalaniua ritte says:

      my my arent we being a little racist.

      • invitedmedia says:

        dude, you’re the one who seems to think there’s no problem referring to tourists as “f*cking haoles”.

        that makes you not a ‘little’ racist, it makes you a run-of-the-mill one.

    • kelonooe says:

      just so you know, she was born and raised on Maui, worked out in her family’s loi out in keanae with uncle harry and spent numerous summers in halawa valley on molokai, bottom line is she is a smart and driven hawaiian, portuguese, filipino surfer, hence the tan, of the islands.

  3. kalaniua ritte says:

    never used the f word dude,just haoles.

  4. kalaniua ritte says:

    anyway,my grand dad is pure german…so I’m part white so how can it be racist if i call another white person white or haole if you prefer ….its like when one black calls another black the N word…no different

    • invitedmedia says:

      see, we’re making headway already.

      as i wrote weeks ago regarding countless comments over at the dispatch- calling someone haole ain’t no biggie, it’s when the ‘other’ word is tossed in there that it becomes not only offensive but racist too.

      you’ll see in my intial comment here that i did not say YOU used that term, and being i wasn’t at the harbor that day that i’d take you at your word that you didn’t. what i did say was judging by your numerous comments back then, it seemed to infer you thought ragging on those visitors with such language was just fine.

      if you took it as anything more than a braddah drawing a conclusion, then i regret the error.

      anyways, it’s been great discussing this with you.

      my hope is that yourself and the majority of the protesters and the likes of mkklolo, findingthebalance and a bunch of haoles can seek to find common ground on some issues that REALLY will affect the lonely isle- maybe the windmill issue and the preservation of the monk seals would be a good starting point.

      aloha.

  5. I’d rather be called a racist term, then let people run around thinking Keiki is a good person. Check out keikipuadancil.com if you want real information on her.

  6. Imuam Hana says:

    Well that was a short time at Bio-Cap. I wonder why that is? Someone put up a site about her references even. keikipuadancilreferences.com Seems a tad shady to me.

  7. I’ve been following this, and keikipuadancilreferences.com doesn’t say a whole lot about Keiki-Pua. But I’m more than a little concerned after reading the viewpoint article.

  8. keikipuadancilreferences.com ??? That’s just plain terrible. Where is the Aloha? She may have her issues, but she’s a sweet Wahine, he I’m told is a pretty darn good Scientist.

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