News Release: University of Hawaiʻi and Hawaiian Electric agree on ‘green tariff’ to benefit campuses and community (Docket No. 2020-0204)

Posted on Dec 14, 2020 in Key Dockets, News Releases

The University of Hawai‘i and Hawaiian Electric have agreed to collaborate on an innovative renewable energy initiative to help the university achieve its netzero energy goal and bring online more cost-effective, renewable energy resources to benefit the entire state.

Key elements of the proposed program include:

  • The university will provide a project location at no cost for a renewable energy facility. A university-utility working group is evaluating sites for possible renewable development.
  • Hawaiian Electric will seek independent developers who will compete to offer the best proposals to build a renewable facility, including energy storage, on that land to provide power to the utility grid on O‘ahu.
  • The university will benefit from the lower costs provided by renewably generated and stored electricity produced by the facility. All customers benefit from the availability of an energy storage system on the O‘ahu grid that can be used, as needed, by Hawaiian Electric.

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