Renewable EnerGIS Map

 A NEW version of Renewable EnerGIS was launched on January 8, 2018 with new data, features, and software.
Silverlight is no longer needed to use Renewable EnerGIS.        

Renewable EnerGIS supports the siting of renewable energy projects by providing information on specific Hawaii parcels to help inform the site assessment process, including renewable energy resource indicators, climate, topography, zoning, and other relevant site characteristics. This tool also empowers users to query sites in Hawaii with certain attributes that may or may not be desired for development such as island, acreage, solar radiation, land use district, soil type(s), potential warm groundwater, and/or the presence of critical habitat(s), special management area(s), and reserve(s). Renewable EnerGIS benefits a broad audience by providing information that can be used by landowners, developers, communities, individuals, regulatory entities, policy makers, non-government organizations, and other stakeholders. No special skills, software or experience with geographic information systems (GIS) are needed.

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Guidance on getting started with Renewable EnerGIS can be found at:  Getting Started with EnerGIS

Renewable EnerGIS does not show existing and proposed renewable energy projects in Hawaii, which can be found at the Hawaii State Energy Office’s Hawaii Renewable Energy Projects Directory.

Disclaimer
Renewable EnerGIS will help with “first cut” due diligence. In most cases, the data presented in these maps are calculated estimates, as measurements for specific sites are very limited and may not be accurately reflected in these maps. Site surveys and initial due diligence are required to determine actual site attributes.

There are no expressed or implied warranties associated with the release, use, or interpretation of the data or information provided by Renewable EnerGIS. Specifically, no warranty is made that the GIS data or any subsequent updates will be error free and no warranty is made regarding the positional or thematic accuracy of the GIS data or information. The GIS data, information, and any features it depicts do not represent or confer any legal rights, privileges, benefits, boundaries or claims of any kind. Utilization of EnerGIS demonstrates understanding and acceptance of these terms by Renewable EnerGIS users. Information about the data used in Renewable EnerGIS, including dates and sources of the layers, can be found here.

Data Limitations
The information presented by Renewable EnerGIS is based on available data in public GIS files, also known as “layers.” The data layers are updated periodically but be aware that data shown on these maps may not be current. The GIS layers used in EnerGIS are available for users who have the appropriate software (e.g., ArcView) and experience. The State of Hawaii Office of Planning makes its GIS layers available to the public at its Hawaii Geospatial Portal and Hawaii Statewide GIS Program. Additional data resources are listed below.

Early Consultation With Department of Defense
Department of Defense (DoD) in Hawaii requests early consultation on plans for renewable energy and associated energy infrastructure projects to jointly analyze and mitigate impacts to current and future military training, testing, and readiness including, but not limited to Military Operating Areas (MOAs), Military Training Routes (MTRs), air space, radar surveillance, coastal, ground access, and ocean use when making any land use decisions regarding renewable energy. The DoD must also fulfill requirements found in Title 10 United States Code (USC) and the current National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Federal agency renewable energy contracting opportunities may be found at: https://www.fbo.gov/

Therefore, the following notifications should be made:
Department of Defense (DoD) Energy Siting Clearinghouse (for all projects)
Mr. Michael Aimone
DoDSitingClearinghouse@osd.mil
(572) 372-6745

Hawaii Statewide GIS Program Resources

REST Services – http://geodata.hawaii.gov/arcgis/rest/services

Hawaii Statewide GIS Program Website – http://planning.hawaii.gov/gis/

Hawaii Statewide GIS Program Data – http://geoportal.hawaii.gov/

Metadata – http://files.hawaii.gov/dbedt/op/gis/data/EnerGIS_Metadata.pdf

Other Hawaii GIS Resources

Hawaii Flood Hazard Assessment Tool – http://gis.hawaiinfip.org/FHAT/

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Papakilo Database – http://www.papakilodatabase.com/main/main.php

University of Hawaii Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PACIOOS) Voyager – http://www.pacioos.hawaii.edu/voyager/index.html

Other County GIS Resources

Kauai County GIS – http://www.kauai.gov/GIS

City & County of Honolulu (Oahu) HoLIS – http://gis.hicentral.com/

City & County of Honolulu (Oahu) Parcel & Zoning Information – http://cchnl.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=bc24f3eb50f94f698d830aed9c428548

Maui County Tax Map Information – http://www.co.maui.hi.us/757/Tax-Map-Information

Hawaii County Maps – http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/rpt-tmk-sub

Other Federal GIS Resources

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Marine Cadastre – https://marinecadastre.gov/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Digital Coast – https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) PV Watts Calculator – http://pvwatts.nrel.gov/

US Department of Energy (DOE) – https://energy.gov/eere/office-energy-efficiency-renewable-energy

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) RE-Powering America’s Lands – https://www.epa.gov/re-powering