John Miller

John Miller Mana Pacific team photo

John has 25 years of energy & microgrid industry experience in the Pacific, in isolated, and in high-risk regions. John is skilled in strategic planning, transformative business models, international business & logistics, entrepreneurship, and utility project development and financing. John was mentored by the late High Chief Utu Abe Malae who was Executive Director of the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA), working to combat critical environmental challenges in American Samoa and greater Polynesia and Micronesia. He is a graduate of the coveted and demanding Naval Nuclear Engineering Program and US Navy Dive School, as well as a Certified NABCEP Solar PV Installation Professional. Some of his greatest accomplishments include forging strong relationships with industry leaders such as Canadian Solar, Recurrent Energy, Samsung SDI/SunGrow, SunPower, and Engie developing and completing high-profile projects for the U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. EPA, and the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA). His micro-grid designs and approaches have been previously selected by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as the best proposal and solution for resiliency for some of the most complex, remote, and isolated microgrids in the United States and its Territories.

John Miller serves as a Board Trustee American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI) in Aspen, CO, and the Paia Youth & Cultural Center (PYCC) on his home island of Maui, Hawai’i. John is also an Island Ambassador with Island Innovation based out of the UK and serves as Vice Chair of the Environmental Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii (DPH).

John Miller was recently selected by the Clean Energy Business Network & Cleantech Leaders Roundtable (CTLR) for the 2022 Mária Telkes Fellowship Cohort.

“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.” – Albert Einstein