Renewable Energy and Efficiency
The Renewable Energy and Efficiency Program is a sub-program under the Economic Development Program. The Energy Commissioner oversees this sub-program and is tasked with accelerating the deployment of renewable energy resources throughout the County of Maui. The sub-program provides guidance, support, education and assistance with permitting of county-owned facilities.
Read below to learn more about goals, objectives and how the program measures success.
Goal #1: Decrease county facilities' energy usage by leading by example with integrated "Reduce Before You Produce" approach.
- Implement energy efficiency projects.
- Seek a funding model for additional efficiency projects.
- Reduce the annual expenditures spent on electricity.
Goal #2: Help resolve Maui County's grid congestion issues.
- Analyze Interconnection Review Studies to evaluate solutions to grid congestion in Maui County.
- Increase off-grid (not physically connected to the MECO system) power generation.
Goal #3: Participate in Public Utility Commission (PUC) proceedings and the legislative session on energy issue deemed most important to the county.
- Participate in Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI).
- Testify on key issues such as the inter-island cable and smart grid projects.