Are you looking to make the switch to Hawaiian Electric's renewable energy program? You're not alone. Many customers are seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint and save money on their electricity bills. Fortunately, Hawaiian Electric has made it easy for customers to transition to renewable energy. This comprehensive guide will help you get started.
The first step is to contact the electric company where you have an account and confirm your eligibility to join shared solar energy and the maximum level of your participation. This will help you decide which renewable energy project is best for you. It's important to note that each customer has unique variables that determine their clean energy needs. Since March, Hawaiian Electric has been reaching out to communities on the island to provide them with up-to-date information on current and future renewable energy projects. The team also participates in Hawaii County community briefings to share information on renewable energy, electricity bills, energy efficiency, and energy conservation.
This is a great way to learn more about how you can take steps now to save energy, money, and protect the environment. Hawaiian Electric is also working hard to stabilize costs by signing power purchase agreements (PPAs) with renewable energy suppliers. This is a “hands-on” effort that involves partnering with government agencies, community organizations, and other energy providers to identify generation solutions, help customers manage costs, and promote energy efficiency. The more renewable energy that is available, the less we will depend on imported oil and we will be tied to the price fluctuations associated with fossil fuels. Resiliency and reliability are critical, as the lights must stay on. As part of the partnership, Hawaiian Electric is helping to identify areas of O'ahu that are optimal for developing microgrids in order to build a more resilient power grid. Hawaiian Electric recently announced the selection of a developer to build and maintain the largest renewable energy project and the first to offer the island's shared solar program.
This map would also allow developers to contact potential participants in the microgrid and work with Hawaiian Electric to request the development of a specific microgrid. As a customer, you'll start to see more energy options and programs to encourage the use of clean energy. Subscribers buy renewable energy credits from a subscribing organization and these credits are applied to their electric utility account to offset a portion of their electricity bill. Hawaiian Electric is committed to achieving the state's goal of 100% renewable energy, as well as achieving net zero carbon emissions from power generation by 2045. Oahu customers will soon be able to participate in shared solar programs managed by Hawaiian Electric.