Clean Energy Agreements

Clean energy 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 partners, Hawaii is proving to be a fertile testing ground for innovative clean energy technologies.

State of Hawaii and Assistant Secretary of the Navy Memorandum of Understanding (June 2016)
The Department of the Navy and the State of Hawaii have agreed to work on energy related issues of mutual benefit and agreed to align goals and build partnerships whenever possible.  The Department of the Navy and State of Hawaii have similar energy goals relating to the reduction of greenhouse gases, fossil fuel reduction, energy efficiency, water consumption, use of renewable energy, and electric vehicles usage.  The Navy’s goals are driven by implementing policies that set out to meet or exceed the direction of Executive Order 13693. Signed in June 2015, Act 97 strengthens Hawaii’s commitment to clean energy by directing the state’s utilities to generate 100 percent of their electricity sales from renewable energy resources by 2045. As the military is one of the largest employers, largest land owner, and one of the top energy users, the partnership is a natural step for the two parties to take.

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.