Energy efficiency starts at home
Rebates & Incentives
Switching to hybrid and all-electric vehicles can reduce or even eliminate the pollution that comes from petroleum-fueled cars, not to mention the money you spend on gas. Electric vehicles will play an integral role in Hawaii’s clean energy future. These new cars are not only fuel efficient, they can also be affordable with rebates from the State of Hawaii. Take a look at your options.
Understanding Smart Meters
In a modern grid, smart meters act as nerve endings, detecting energy demand at each point on the grid. Their function is critical: A home that can't signal the grid is as helpless as a hand that can't tell the brain the stove is hot. Our old analog electric meters are just as helpless. They can’t communicate how much power is needed, when that power is needed, when the power is out, or when the power is about to go out. Hawai‘i's Clean Energy Initiative calls for the state to replace 40% of its fossil-fuel-based electricity with new streams of clean, renewable power by 2030. Some of these new streams will provide steady power. But some will fluctuate, like energy from the sun. Our old electricity grid will struggle to accommodate all this new power. We need a modern, “smart” grid.