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Hawaii Energy - Conservation and Efficiency Program Location / Contact:
Main Office
1132 Bishop St. Ste. 1800
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-537-5577

Residential Correspondence
PO Box 3920
Honolulu, HI 96812
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Web Site: http://www.hawaiienergy.com
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Note: See Hawaii Energy at 3rd Annual Hawaii Clean Energy Day (7/8/2011-1pm-6pm)

** CLICK HERE VIEW FEATURED HAWAII ENERGY RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL REBATES **

ABOUT US
Hawaii Energy is the state energy conservation and efficiency program implemented to help reduce Hawaii's dependence on foreign oil.

MISSION
To educate, encourage and incentivize the ratepayers of Hawaii to invest in conservation behaviors and efficiency measures to reduce Hawaii's dependence on imported fuels.

Choosing efficiency and conservation results in many benefits, including:
  • Saving money through rebates and smaller electric bills
  • Protecting the environment for our children and future generations
  • Reducing our dependence on foreign oil
  • Creating a sustainable economy for Hawaii
  • Investing in business for future growth and sustainability
  • Controlling Hawaii's increasing demand for electricity
  • Decreasing one's carbon footprint


BACKGROUND
Utilizing ratepayer funds, Hawaii Energy offers cash rebates and other incentives to residents and businesses to help offset the cost of installing energy efficient equipment. In addition to rebates, the program conducts education and training to residents, businesses and trade allies (contractors) to encourage the adoption of energy conservation behaviors and efficiency measures. The program plays an important role in helping the state achieve the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) goal of reducing total electric energy usage by 4.3 billion kWh by 2030.

This is a daunting task that will require a greatly expanded effort on many levels and will involve the proactive support of every citizen of Hawaii. Hawaii Energy will aggressively employ new initiatives in energy conservation and efficiency and also integrate these initiatives with renewable energy efforts to help meet all HCEI goals.

EMPLOYEES
Hawaii Energy employs approximately 35 employees in full and part-time roles with the knowledge, skill and passion to help individuals and businesses save energy. The Hawaii Energy team works together to assist residents and businesses with investing in energy efficiency measures to reduce the state's dependence on imported oil.

INCENTIVES
Residential -- Solar water heating, high efficiency water heaters, heat pumps, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), central air conditioning (AC) maintenance, ENERGY STAR® appliances, bounty program, whole house and solar attic fans.

Commercial -- Lighting, air conditioners, pumps, motors, window film, energy studies, custom projects, submetering and central plant optimization.

ORGANIZATION
Hawaii Energy is a ratepayer-funded conservation and efficiency program administered by SAIC under contract with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission serving the islands of Hawaii, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, and Oahu.


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REBATES FOR YOUR HOME (Back to the top)
Rebates are available to residential electric utility ratepayers on the Big Island, Lanai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu only.

Rebates available on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to the availability of funds without notice. Rebates are not guaranteed.

Central Air Maintenance
Central Air Maintenance A $50 central air conditioner maintenance rebate is given when maintenance is provided by a Hawaii Energy registered C52 contractor. Learn why it's important to keep your central air conditioning maintained here. Click here for the list of registered AC contractors. Click here to request rebate info

Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs)
No application needed. Instant rebates given at Participating Retailers only. ACE (Molokai), City Mill, Costco, Don Quijote, Foodland, Home Depot, Longs Drugs/CVS, Sam's Club and Wal-Mart. Click here to request rebate info

ENERGY STAR Appliances
A list of qualified units and their potential savings can be found at the ENERGY STAR website. Learn which appliances qualify for Hawaii Energy rebates here. Click here to request rebate info

High Efficiency Water Heater
High efficiency water heaters are perfect for condominiums or homes not suited for solar water heating. Click here to request rebate info

Refrigerator/Freezer/Window AC Bounty Program
The Bounty Program rewards electric utility customers for surrendering old, but operational refrigerators, freezers and window ACs. Click here to request rebate info

Solar Water Heating
As of May 25, 2011, the additional American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds directed by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), State Energy Office to fund the $1,000 solar water heating incentive have been exhausted. Click here to request rebate info

Residents who wish to finance their solar water heating systems may still take advantage of the Hot Water, Cool Rates (solar loan interest buy down) offering. For cash purchased solar water heating systems, Hawaii Energy will immediately be taking a waitlist for its next program year beginning July 1, 2011 upon approval of program funding by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. State and federal tax credits are still available. Click here to request rebate info

Whole House Energy Monitor
Whole House Energy Monitors offer homeowners and renters the ability to understand the electrical consumption of the entire household. With near real-time data updates and historical data display, whole house monitors provide for analysis of total household electrical consumption, individuals can identify energy consumers and observe and make change to see savings. Click here to request rebate info

Whole House and Solar Attic Fan
Get a $75 rebate on a Whole House Fan that draws cooler, outside air through your living space by pushing the hot air out of the home and out of the attic vents, creating a cooling breeze. Get a $25 rebate on a solar attic fan, which cools your roof and may reduce the load on your air conditioning system. Click here to request rebate info


REBATES FOR YOUR BUSINESS (Back to the top)

Rebates are available to all non-residential electric utility ratepayers on the Big Island, Lanai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu only.

Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to the availability of funds without notice. Rebates are not guaranteed.

Business Incentives Summary
A listing of technologies that qualify for Hawaii Energy incentives.

25% Installed Cost Enhanced Customized Program
All funding for this program has been committed. Government and nonprofit organization facilities can receive up to 25% of installed costs to purchase and install customized energy efficiency measures. This program is co-funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act's (ARRA), State Energy Program (SEP) and Hawaii Energy. Click here to request rebate info

Booster Pump
Booster pumps increase water pressure so that water can reach a building's higher floors. Reduce energy use by upgrading to very efficient booster pumps equipped with VFDs. Click here to request rebate info

Rebates are available for horsepower reductions of up to 129 hp. All pump motors must meet NEMA Premium Efficiency standards.

Central Plant Optimization
Improve building operations through a systematic approach of installing critical metering, performing retro-commissioning activities to identify and optimize system operations, and then measuring and sharing the results and lessons learned. Click here to request rebate info

Chiller
High efficiency chillers can pay for themselves in as little as two years with energy and operating cost savings of 10% to 25%. Click here to request rebate info

Customized
Custom incentives are awarded for investments in energy efficient equipment and system designs that are not covered by prescriptive incentives.
LED Rules:

1. ENERGY STAR Listing Lamp/Fixtures

-OR the following data submitted and understood by the customer-

2a. Power and Photometric Measurements: IES LM79 test results - Provides color temperature and power input vs. light output data.

2b. Lumen Maintenance: IES LM80 test results - Provides % lumen maintenance over operating hours. (If not available at time of selection, 5-year warranty required.)

2c. Safety: UL listing - UL number provided with application

2d. Warranty Protection: Minimum 3-year warranty with clear description of how warranty is executed.
Click here to request rebate info

Design Assistance
Design Assistance is available to building owners and their design teams and is matched to the needs of the project. The benefits include reduction in operating costs, improved comfort and conservation. Click here to request rebate info

Energy Studies
An energy study shows which energy conservation and efficiency measures will work best for your facility and evaluates the cost effectiveness of improvements in existing facilities and new construction. Click here to request rebate info

HVAC Fan VFD
VFDs adjust the speed of an HVAC fan based on demand, which saves energy and prolongs the life of the equipment. Click here to request rebate info

HVAC Pump VFD
VFDs adjust the speed of an HVAC pump based on demand, which saves energy and prolongs the life of the equipment. Click here to request rebate info

Lighting
For low-wattage T8 lamps with electronic ballasts, reflectors, CFLs, LED exit signs, induction lighting, high pressure sodium lamps, pulse-start metal hallide lamps and occupancy sensors. Click here to request rebate info

For LEDs, T5 lamps and others that do not have a prescriptive rebate, please visit the Customized section and look for the Customized Incentive Worksheet for lighting. Click here to request rebate info

Motors
Premium efficiency motors operate at cooler temperatures, have a longer service life and require less maintenance. Click here to request rebate info

Packaged or Split AC System
Consider building size, type of business, location and other factors to determine which AC system will work best.
Commercial and Industrial Rebate Application Click here to request rebate info

Refrigerator Trade-In
Purchase an ENERGY STAR refrigerator to replace an older, less efficient model. Click here to request rebate info

Solar Water Heating
Solar water heating systems can save 80% to 90% of water heating costs. Click here to request rebate info Click here to request rebate info

Submetering
This program is to assist master-metered condominiums and their Association of Apartment Owners (AOAO) efforts to reduce energy consumption and implement the current submetering proposal as one that will insure both equity and fairness in allocating energy costs as well as encouraging energy conservation through direct feedback of personal energy use to tenants. The combination of billing submeters, along with education, peer group comparisons and special equipment offerings, will assist the tenant achieve significant energy conservation and efficiency. Click here to request rebate info

Window AC
Consider building size, type of business, location and other factors to determine which AC system will work best. Click here to request rebate info

Window Film
Cut building energy use by installing window film to keep interior temperatures stable and cooler. Click here to request rebate info
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