For immediate release: January 25, 2017

HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) is announcing the last call to apply for up to $10,000 in fiscal year 2017 sponsorship funding for events which assist in the efforts to raise awareness and garner support of Hawaii’s clean energy goals.

Proposals must be received no later than February 1, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time).

In order to qualify for sponsorship funding, events should align with HSEO’s overall objectives, which include the following:

  • Increasing awareness and support for the state’s goal in the electricity sector of achieving 100 percent renewable energy by 2045;
  • Promoting various HSEO programs; delivering HSEO’s message to a clean energy audience;
  • Forming partnerships with organizations that support HSEO’s mission; and
  • Leveraging funds for a broader reach to a clean energy audience

Sponsored events must be completed by June 30, 2017.

HSEO follows five energy policy goals as it leads the state’s clean energy transformation: (1) diversifying Hawaii’s energy portfolio; (2) connecting and modernizing electric utility grids; (3) balancing technical, economic, environmental, and cultural considerations; (4) leveraging the state’s position as an innovation test bed; and (5) creating an efficient marketplace that benefits producers and consumers.

For additional details regarding evaluation criteria, general responsibilities and requirements, please visit https://spo3.hawaii.gov/notices/notices/rfp-17-019-sid.


ABOUT HAWAII STATE ENERGY OFFICE The Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) is a division of the state’s Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. With the state’s goal to reach 100 percent renewable energy generation by 2045, HSEO is leading the state’s charge toward clean energy independence. HSEO is committed to developing and deploying high impact solutions that will maximize Hawaii’s renewable energy resources and improve efficiency and transportation standards. Through effective policies and innovative programs, HSEO has positioned Hawaii port as a leader in clean energy innovation, which will generate quality jobs, attract investment opportunities and accelerate economic growth. For more information, visit energy.hawaii.gov.

Alan Yonan Jr.
Communications Officer
DBEDT State Energy Office
(808) 587-3860
[email protected]