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Energy project between Hawaii, Japan’s Hitachi to start next phase

Posted: March 23, 2017, 6:53 pm
(Pacific Business News)  A Maui project involving Japan’s Hitachi Ltd. that is aimed at improving the integration of renewable-energy sources, such as solar and wind power, and preparing for the widespread adoption of all-electric vehicles, has just concluded its evaluation phase and is now continuing on to its next phase. Jeanne Skog, the outgoing president […]

Panelist: ‘Food, water and energy must all intersect in agriculture’

Posted: March 23, 2017, 6:11 pm
(The Maui News) “Food and energy. It’s always been made out that there’s competition because there’s a finite amount of farmland,” said Rick Volner, general manager of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. But, “if you design agricultural systems correctly, they’ll actually complement each other,” Volner said Wednesday at the Maui Energy Conference. Volner was part […]

Hawaii’s energy storage tax credit bill fails to pass out of committee

Posted: March 22, 2017, 6:23 pm
(Utility Dive) Dive Brief: A measure to provide tax credits for energy storage installations failed to make it out of a Hawaii Senate committee, Pacific Business Reports, leaving just one other storage-related incentive before lawmakers. House Bill 1593 would establish a cash rebate system for energy storage installations, and a public hearing will be held […]

New power plant in Central Oahu set to be operational in first quarter of 2018

Posted: March 22, 2017, 6:17 pm
(Pacific Business News)  Hawaiian Electric Co.’s $167 million power plant currently being built in Central Oahu at the Army’s Schofield Barracks is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2018, a company executive with the Honolulu-based utility said Wednesday at an energy conference. Scott Seu, senior vice president of public affairs for the […]

Energy program accounts for more than $325M in lifetime savings for customers

Posted: March 22, 2017, 6:16 pm
(Pacific Business News) Hawaii Energy, the ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program for Honolulu, Hawaii and Maui counties, accounted for more than $325 million in lifetime savings for its customers in its last program year, its top executive said Wednesday at an industry event on Maui. Those savings come as the program deals with a […]

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