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Energy Efficiency Charrette

Closeup of meter showing kilowatt hoursEnergy Efficiency Charrette

May 8 & 9, 2017
Pagoda Hotel

The Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) sponsored an HCEI Energy Efficiency Charrette to update stakeholders on the status of energy efficiency programs such as the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards (EEPS), the Public Benefits Fee, the Public Benefit Fee Administrator, and the Energy Building Code.

Energy Efficiency Charrette Final Report

Engaging the Energy Efficiency Community Session: Participant Comments

Energy Efficiency Charrette Evaluation Results

Charrette Agenda

Presentations                                                                                               EE_Char_May2017

Our Path to the Present State of Energy Efficiency in Hawaii
Jim Flanagan, James Flanagan Associates
Howard Wiig, Hawaii State Energy Office

A Survey of Innovation in Energy Efficiency
Rich Sedano, The Regulatory Assistance Project

The Importance of Energy Efficiency for the Modern Utility
Jim Alberts, HECO

The Landscape of Energy Efficiency in Hawaii Today
Brian Kealoha, Hawaii Energy


In 2008, HCEI was created and its goals established through a partnership between the State of Hawaii and the U.S. Department of Energy.  The EEPS goal was codified at 30 percent by 2030.  The various HCEI working groups, including the HCEI Energy Efficiency Working Group, had completed their missions and were dissolved after a few years.  It has been more than six years since stakeholders have met to review, discuss, and hold organized and focused discussions on the future of the State’s goals for energy efficiency.  In the past six years much has changed, and there are new analyses and information on energy efficiency.


HSEO is convening stakeholders to update participants, to provide a common ground of knowledge and information, and to EE_Char3_May2017discuss the new information.  For example, at present we are exceeding our interim EEPS goal.  Therefore, what is the future of EEPS?  Should exceeding our interim goal signal a need to revise our present goal?  What will it mean if the present goal is revised?  And what will it take to support reaching a new goal? Are there other concerns  on the horizon which indicate that the efficiency programs and directions are appropriate to the present or revised 2030 goal?  What other actions and commitments, in terms of policies and programs, might need to change?  How might they be changed?  It is the intent of HSEO to bring these informed discussions to a broad spectrum of stakeholders.

Reference Documents

Report to the 2014 Legislature on Hawaii’s Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Order No. 23681 – Instituting a Proceeding to Investigate the Issues and Requirements Raised by, and Contained in, Hawaii’s Public Benefits Fund, Part VII of Chapter 269, HRS

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Order No. 23258 – For Approval and/or Modification of Demand-Side and Load Management Programs and Recovery of Program Costs and DSM Utility Incentives

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Order Setting the Public Benefits Fee Surcharge for 2009

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Decision and Order No. 30089 – Approving a Framework for Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards

HRS 269-96, Energy-Efficiency Portfolio Standards

HRS 269-121, Public Benefits Fee Authorization

HRS 269-122, Public Benefits Fee Administrator; Establishment

HRS 269-123, Requirements for the Public Benefits Fee Administrator

HRS 269-124, Transitioning from Utility Demand-Side Management Programs to the Public Benefits Fee

HRS 269-125, On-Bill Financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy