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Hawaii Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard

Date Last Updated11/26/2012
Policy TypePortfolio Standard
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeHawaii Public Utilities Commission
Policy Initiation Date6/25/2009
Policy SummaryHawaii's Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) includes CHP as eligible, but does not take full effect until 2015. Until then, energy efficiency is included as a part of Hawaii's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). After January 1, 2015, energy efficiency savings (including heat pump water heating, ice storage, ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs, and the use of rejected heat from CHP systems) will be counted toward the EEPS. The goal of the EEPS is to achieve energy savings of 4,300 GWh by the year 2030. The Public Utilities Commission is tasked with establishing interim standards for 2015, 2020, and 2025 and may adjust the 2030 standard to maximize cost-effective energy efficiency programs and technologies.
CHP Eligibility RequirementsRenewable Electrical Energy defined as "electric energy savings brought about by the use of rejected heat from co-generation and combined heat and power systems, excluding fossil-fueled qualifying facilities that sell electricity to electric utility companies and central station power projects," is eligible. Currently, energy efficiency standards are eligible under the RPS, but will be counted towards the EEPS starting in 2015. EEPS implementation rules are currently under development.
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
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