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Hawaii Energy Strategy 2000

Date Last Updated11/28/2012
Policy TypeState Energy Plan
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeDepartment of Business, Economic Development & Tourism Energy, Resources, and Technology Division
Policy Initiation Date1/1/2000
Policy SummaryThe Hawaii Energy Strategy was issued in 2000 and briefly addresses CHP in three separate recommendations. The purpose of the strategy, referred to as HES 2000, is to assist State of Hawaii planners and policy makers, members of the energy community, and the people of Hawaii to better understand Hawaii's current energy situation. HES 2000 also develops and analyzes possible future energy scenarios and suggests a preferred energy future for Hawaii.

Recommendation, "Pursue Greater Efficiency Through Distributed Generation (Small Cogeneration, Microturbines, and Fuel Cells)," suggests monitoring and encouraging distributed generation and CHP technologies through policies such as net-metering. Utilities are also encouraged to evaluate the potential for distributed generation technologies as an alternative to future central power station generation. Recommendation 10.7.2, "Encourage Use of Gas as a Fuel for Distributed Electricity Generation and Fuel Cells", encourages end-user facilities to examine using gas as a fuel for systems where cost effective and energy-efficient. Recommendation, "Conduct RD&D on Electricity System Efficiency and Clean Energy for Electricity Generation in Hawaii," suggests that Hawaii's relatively isolated electricity systems provide opportunities to test distributed generation systems, and that "the high cost of electricity places a premium on efficiency and cogeneration."
CHP Eligibility RequirementsDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
Does Not Specify
Resource Website(s) http://www.hawaiicleanenergyinitiative.org/storage/hes2000.pdf exit EPA

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