Clean Energy can be generated with many different technologies by the utility, by smaller customer-sited projects on homes or businesses, and by larger utility-scale generators planned and built by private developers.
• Customer-sited projects on a home or business connected to the grid can produce power for on site use and may send excess power to the utility grid for credit or payment.
To learn more about how you can generate power for your own use or to sell to Hawaiian Electric, follow these links:
Net Energy Metering (or NEM) is designed to encourage greater use of solar (photovoltaic), wind, biomass, or hydroelectric power for electrical generation by residential and commercial customers.
NEM allows you to offset all or part of your electricity purchases from the utility by energy produced by your eligible renewable generation system and export any excess electricity to the utility grid at the retail rate.
The Hawaiian Electric companies' Feed-in Tariff (or FIT) program is designed to encourage the addition of more renewable energy projects in Hawaii. Pre-established rates and standardized contract terms provide an easy way for individuals, small businesses, government entities, or others to sell renewable energy to their utility. For more information to help prospective FIT customers determine the feasibility of projects and an application for approval, click here
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission is still reviewing the proposal for Tier 3 of the FIT for projects up to five megawatts. Management of the FIT application and queuing process is by Accion Group, Inc., which also serves as the Independent Third Party Observer to oversee the program on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission.
Requests for Proposals
To learn more about requests for additional utility-scale renewable energy, see the following: