"This decision puts Hawaii in the lead nationally by reforming regulation to achieve a ‘win-win-win’ for customers, the utility, and the environment and climate."
"There was interest in EVs, but residents pointed out if they invested in the vehicles there were no on-island EV technicians who could provide servicing and repairs."
Leeward Community College is one of the nation's first virtually "net-zero" campuses, generating 97 percent of its electricity through on-site photovoltaic (PV) systems.
By promoting and investing in electric trucks and buses and the charging and fueling infrastructure needed to serve these vehicles, the participating states will support job creation, and help to build a resilient and clean economy.
As the state emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, more rapid uptake of eBuses will contribute to the state's economic recovery with investment, jobs and tax revenues, plus improved transportation options.
The chief energy officer position was created by the Legislature last year as part of Act 122, which expanded the Hawaii State Energy Office’s responsibilities and gave the office more autonomy to carry out its mission.
Public forums will be held on three islands featuring a panel discussion and an open house where attendees get information on topics ranging from rooftop solar programs to electrification of transportation.
Hawaiian Electric achieved a 28.4 percent consolidated renewable portfolio standard in 2019, despite having significantly lower wind energy production and not having Hawaii Island's geothermal resource available.
Two engineers from Hawaiian Electric have received prestigious Technology Transfer Awards from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for their collaborative research and development projects.
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