Hawaii Energy offers new program to help residents improve energy efficiency

May 9, 2011 by Kelli Miura | Story Popularity: 3

HONOLULU - As part of ongoing efforts to help the Hawaii residents save energy and money, Hawaii Energy will be piloting a new Home Energy Report program this month. The reports will offer energy use peer comparisons, household energy use insights, personalized tips on how to reduce electricity bills and energy use progress tracking to a select group of 15,000 residents during this initial test.

"We are pleased to offer this special program through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds made available by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism's State Energy Office," said Ray Starling, Hawaii Energy program manager. "We expect that this pilot program will prove to be another useful tool in our arsenal to reduce Hawaii's dependence on imported oil."

Under the new program, updated Home Energy Reports will be sent on a regular basis to help residents understand their energy use throughout the year and provide tips on how to save. Similar peer comparison programs have been shown to be successful in other states.

"Promoting increased personal energy awareness and giving Hawaii ratepayers the information they need to make smart energy choices will help them save and play a significant role in achieving the goals of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative," said Estrella Seese, Acting Energy Program Administrator, DBEDT's State Energy Office. "We are pleased to be able to support such important programs affecting Hawaii's energy future."

The Home Energy Report program is among many other offerings by Hawaii Energy. The program continues to assist residents and business in making decisions and investments in energy conservation and efficiency as well as education and outreach.

For more information, visit www.hawaiienergy.com.

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  1. HawaiiEnergy is hosting a forum for energy related questions/ opinions too. Check it out at http://forum.hawaiienergy.com/

  2. Olin Lagon says:

    Hi Kelli, is this program similar to the one outlined in this New York Times article? http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/science/earth/31compete.html

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