NH Energy Ventures LLC

a joint venture

NH Energy Ventures, LLC (NHE) members bring decades of experience to the energy landscape in Hawaii. Principal members of NHE developed the first utility-scale wind farms on Maui and Oahu, the first large scale solar farms on Maui and countless rooftop systems throughout the islands.

NH Energy Ventures in partnership with Ameresco was recently awarded a project in the Stage 3 Request for Proposals for Hawaiian Electric .
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Who we are

NHE is a joint venture Energy Development Company formed in 2021. The joint venture is comprised of members from Hawaii Energy Strategist and No Ka Oi Energy .

NHE brings significant experience in developing and commissioning renewable energy projects. Our team brings engineering, construction, finance, political, and strategic talent to all projects. The principal members and supporting team are Maui Nui residents and focused on making our island home and the State of Hawaii resilient and sustainable for future generations. NHE specializes in comprehensive energy management, microgrids, and utility grade renewable energy projects.

Meet The Team

Glenn H. Yamasaki President

Glenn is President of NKO and leads all aspects NH Energy Venture LLC projects. Previously Glenn was the Regional Vice President of Bank of Hawaii in the Private Client Wealth…

Kent R. Smith

Kent R. Smith has been actively involved in the development of renewable energy projects in Hawai’i since 2001. He was actively involved in the development…

Hilton H. Unemori

In 1976, he founded ECM, Inc., an electrical consulting firm (formerly Electrical Civil Mechanical, Inc.) based in Wailuku. He attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend…

Russell T. Yamane

Mr. Yamane owns Russell Yamane & Associates CPAs, Inc. and performs a variety of professional accounting services ranging from conducting audits to review and compilation…

Emily S. Erickson

Emily is the President of Evergreen Energy Consulting, focusing on large scale utility renewable energy projects. Emily acts as the project coordinator for NKO and manages…

Mark J. Unemori, P.E.

Mark serves as the Technical Lead in the NH Energy development Joint Venture between NKO Energy and HES that focuses on developing both large scale commercial and grid-scale…

Project Gallery

Kahuku Wind

Ku'ia Solar Farm

Mauna Loa Plant

South Maui Renewable

Kawailoa Wind



The consolidated new partnership offers the potential for consulting and joint venture development and finance. The experience of this team based in Hawaii gives interested parties the best partnership in the Islands.

Kahuku Wind Farm
30 MW + 15 MWh BESS

Ku’ia Solar Farm
4 MW

Mauna Loa Plant
Solar Micro-Grid

South Maui Renewable Resources
4 MW