International Agreements

International agreements advance Hawaii’s clean energy infrastructure deployment and solidify Hawaii as one of the world’s leading clean energy tests beds.  With the efforts and expertise of our international partners, Hawaii is proving to be a fertile testing ground for innovative clean energy technologies.

DBEDT-Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning Memorandum of Understanding
On August 24, 2015, DBEDT Director Luis P. Salaveria and KETEP President Dr. Whang Jintaek signed a memorandum of understanding initiating cooperation in green energy technology research and development for applications in Hawaii.

Hawaii-Okinawa Memorandum of Cooperation
On July 10, 2015, Governor David Ige and Governor Takeshi Onaga of the Prefecture of Okinawa signed an extension of the Hawaii-Okinawa Memorandum of Cooperation for Clean and Efficient Energy Development and Deployment from July 2015 to June 2020.

Japan-U.S. Island Grid Project
Agreement with New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) for a $37 million research and development partnership to demonstrate advanced smart grid technologies on Maui.

JUMPSmart Maui
With the help of eligible local volunteers, this demonstration project aims to improve the integration of renewable energy resources into Maui’s Smart Grid and prepare our electric system for efficient adoption of all-electric vehicles.