Tuesday, January 7, 2020


WHO:             Representative Nicole E. Lowen, Chair, House Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection
Senator Glenn Wakai, Chair, Senate Committee on Energy, Economic Development and Tourism

WHAT:          Informational Briefing on Hawaii energy programs

WHEN:          Tuesday, January 14, 2020
                        10 a.m.
WHERE:       Hawaiʻi State Capitol
                        Room 325

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi –The House Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection and the Senate Committee Energy, Economic Development and Tourism will hold an informational briefing to hear from the Hawaiʻi Energy program about their progress on energy efficiency measures in the state to achieve the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard of 4,300 gigawatt hours by 2030 at 10 a.m., January 14 in room 325 at the State Capitol.
Hawaiʻi Energy is the program under contract with the Public Utilities Commission to promote and incentivize energy efficiency measures in all counties except for Kauaʻi. They are funded by ratepayers through a fee on electric utility bills – the public benefits fee. Their services include consumer education and technical assistance, administering rebate programs, and working with residents, businesses and state agencies to reduce energy use.
The Hawaii Energy director and staff will update legislators on their programs and services, what progress has been made since the implementation of the public benefits fee to increase efficiency in the state, what the next steps are for energy efficiency, and how efficiency can help Hawaiʻi to meet its clean energy goals.
No public testimony will be accepted.

The hearing will be televised live on Olelo channel 53 and will be aired via tape delay on the neighbor islands public television stations. The hearing can also be watched live online at https://olelo.org/ or on the House webcast page http://olelo.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=31.

To see the hearing notice, click here.

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