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Hawaii Energy promoting sustainable energy behavior


To help promote state energy conservation and efficiency, while reducing Hawaii’s dependence on foreign oil, Hawaii Energy continues to add innovative consumer energy programs aimed at educating, encouraging and incentivizing the residents of Hawaii to embrace energy efficiency practices.

Hawaii Energy offers a number of programs to promote sustainable energy behaviors, including:

* Cash rebates and other incentives to help offset the cost of making energy efficiency home improvements, such as installing more efficient appliances

* Compact fluorescent light (CFL) exchange program in which the community can exchange their incandescent light bulbs for new energy-efficient CFL bulbs

* Online forum where residents can share opinions and ask questions on a wide variety of energy–related subjects

* Community engagement and education workshops

* Home Energy Reports, designed to help residents improve the energy efficiency in their homes and save on monthly electricity bills

“These programs are part of our commitment to help all Hawaii residents make changes that will reduce their electricity bill and foster an environment which easily enables them to do so,” said Ray Starling, Hawaii Energy program manager.

Hawaii Energy is piloting the most recent addition to its energy conservation and efficiency portfolio with a new Home Energy Report program.

Starting in May, some residents will receive the reports as a complement to their utility bill. The report will provide insightful information on household energy use, personalized tips on how to increase energy efficiency and progress tracking.

“Promoting increased personal energy awareness and giving our customers the information they need to make smart energy choices will help customers save money on their monthly bills and play a significant role in achieving the goals of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative,” Starling said.

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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