Energy Efficiency Charrette
May 8 & 9, 2017
The Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) is sponsoring 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.
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 discuss 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.
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
Please send inquiries regarding the Energy Efficiency Charrette to firstname.lastname@example.org