Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (Hawaii)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard|
|Incentive Type||Energy Efficiency Resource Standard|
|Applicable Sector||Investor-Owned Utility, Rural Electric Cooperative|
|Eligible Technologies||Heat pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Solar Water Heat, Ice storage, Rate-payer funded efficiency programs, Seawater AC, Solar AC|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Electric Sales Reduction||4,300 GWh reduction in electricity use by 2030 (equal to about 40% of 2007 electricity)|
|Date added to DSIRE||2010-12-20|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-12-07|
Note: Hawaii's Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) will not be separate from the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) until January 1, 2015. Rules have not yet been established for the EEPS.
Hawaii enacted legislation (HB 1464) in June 2009 that established an Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS). Hawaii's EEPS and Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) are related. Until January 1, 2015, energy efficiency is included in Hawaii's RPS. However, beginning in 2015, energy efficiency and displacement or offset technologies will no longer be eligible to fulfill Hawaii's RPS; these technologies will be part of the separate EEPS. Displacement or offset technologies include solar water heating, seawater air conditioning district cooling systems, and solar air conditioning. Energy efficiency technologies defined by the RPS include heat pump water heating, ice storage, ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs, and the use of rejected heat from combined heat and power (CHP) systems. The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will establish rules and specify eligible technologies for the EEPS.
Hawaii's EEPS set a goal of reducing electricity use by 4,300 gigawatt-hours (GWh) by 2030. The PUC must establish interim goals and may adjust the 2030 goal by rule or order. The PUC will evaluate the EEPS every five years beginning in 2013.
|Contact Name||Public Information - Hawaii PUC|
|Department||Hawaii Public Utilities Commission|
|Address||465 South King Street, Room 103|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||HRS § 269-96 et seq.|
|Authority 2:||HI PUC Order, Docket 2010-0037|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.