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.


Objectives

  • Implement energy efficiency projects.
  • Seek a funding model for additional efficiency projects.
  • Reduce the annual expenditures spent on electricity.

Success Measures


Goal #2: Help resolve Maui County's grid congestion issues.

Objectives

  • 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.

Success Measures


Goal #3: Participate in Public Utility Commission (PUC) proceedings and the legislative session on energy issue deemed most important to the county.

Objectives

  • Participate in Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI).
  • Testify on key issues such as the inter-island cable and smart grid projects.

Success Measures