Energy Planning Overview
Planning to achieve 100 percent RPS is a complex and iterative process. Understanding the economic, environmental and energy security impacts of the key decision points in various planning scenarios is essential for decision makers to have a complete picture of the energy landscape proposed in each scenario. With the issues in the energy sector becoming increasingly complicated, interdependent across energy consuming sectors, and impactful to customers, it is critical that stakeholders are engaged and informed on the impacts of significant decisions that must be made to transform the energy sector.
Modeling the energy sector (integrated utility grids, pipelines, fuels, and infrastructure) allows energy analysts to understand how renewable energy penetration, energy efficiency measures, electricity demand and consumption, distributed energy resources, demand response programs, and electricity generation interrelate to create Hawaii’s complex energy ecosystem and diversification of Hawaii’s energy mix.
HSEO utilizes this modeling in support of efforts in devising and deploying statewide clean energy plans, policies, and strategies for reducing petroleum use in the transportation sector, increasing renewable penetration at lower costs to ratepayers, and ensuring energy security.
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