Energy Efficiency Charrette
Energy Efficiency Charrette, Part 2
September 26 & 27, 2017
As a follow up to the first meeting held in May 2017, the Hawaii State Energy Office hosted a second meeting of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) Energy Efficiency Charrette on September 26 and 27 regarding energy efficiency programs.
The May Charrette focused on updating participants, to provide a common ground of knowledge and information, and to discuss new information on programs such as the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards (EEPS), the Public Benefits Fee, the Public Benefit Fee Administrator, and the Energy Building Code. It closed with a group discussion about what should happen next. Participant comments recognized the opportunity for non-government organizations to contribute to engagement, to drive progress and to avoid rehashing conversations. Staff from the Public Utilities Commission encouraged participation and called attention to a proceeding on demand response as an opportunity to follow up on integrating energy efficiency with other customer resources.
To continue the dialogue, the Hawaii State Energy Office again convened stakeholders to discuss a range of topics. For example, how do we fully value energy efficiency in the power system? What is the best way to integrate energy efficiency into utility alternatives? Is the system benefits charge working to support a reliable flow of funds for the energy efficiency resource? How do we integrate new technologies and techniques into energy efficiency program design? How can we improve the use of customer and system data to inform decision-makers? What are the opportunities for the Public Utilities Commission to improve energy efficiency outcomes in Hawaii?
It is the intent of the Hawaii State Energy Office to bring these informed discussions to a broad spectrum of stakeholders at this Charrette.
Energy Efficiency Charrette, Part 1
May 8 & 9, 2017
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.
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 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