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April Is National Safe Digging MonthPosted on April 11, 2017
This April marks the 10th annual National Safe Digging Month, reminding Hawaii excavators to always call 811 before any digging project. In Hawaii, all excavators planning to conduct an excavation on public or applicable private property are required to notify the One Call Center, by calling 811, of the excavation at least five working days […]
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Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Fix-a-Leak Week March 20-26, 2017Posted on March 20, 2017
In support of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commission’s (“NARUC”) resolution supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) WaterSense “Fix-a-Leak Week”, March 20 – 26, 2017, the Hawai’i Public Utilities Commission encourages the adoption of programs and the offering of products that promote water efficiency, and to find and fix leaks to save water in […]
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Energy Efficiency DayPosted on October 6, 2016
On Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, Commissioners Lorraine Akiba and Thomas Gorak along with the Hawaii Energy team joined Governor Ige as he proclaimed the day as Hawaii Energy Efficiency Day. Hawaii celebrated the inaugural National Energy Efficiency day as a part of the National Energy Awareness Month in October. To learn more about what you […]
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4th Annual Hawaii Power SummitPosted on December 3, 2014
The 4th Annual Hawaii Power Summit, “Charting the New Course,” convened Hawaii’s energy sector stakeholders on December 3 and 4, 2014 to dialogue about how Hawaii can move meaningfully towards a modern 21st century power delivery system. Commissioner Lorraine Akiba delivered the keynote address, “Charting the New Course” highlighting the 4R’s: of Renewable Energy, on […]
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The World Green Energy Forum in KoreaPosted on October 23, 2014
On October 23, 2014, Commissioner Akiba represented the State of Hawaii and participated in the World Green Energy Forum 2014 as a guest speaker for a session titled “Energy Storage System-led Paradigm Shift in Electric Power Industry.“ The forum was sponsored by the Korea Energy Economics Institute “KEEI”, a national policy research institute of the […]
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More Than Smart – California’s approach to rebooting its energy delivery system for the futurePosted on October 15, 2014
Greentech Media in partnership with Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute recently released a report outlining a comprehensive pathway for rebuilding California’s distribution grid. The report, titled, More Than Smart: A Framework to Make the Distribution Grid More Open, Efficient, and Resilient, outlines a clear path and framework to move from today’s centralized transmission planning infrastructure to […]
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Smart Grid Leadership Awards to be Presented to Four State Commissioners at National Town MeetingPosted on May 30, 2014
(Washington, DC – May 6, 2014) The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) announced today this year’s recipients of its Demand Response and Smart Grid Leadership Awards. The recipients are Audrey Zibelman, Chair, New York Department of Public Service; Ann Berwick, Chair, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities; Kelly Speakes-Backman, Commissioner, Maryland Public Service […]
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Hawaii Races To The Top For Award In Energy And Water EfficiencyPosted on September 24, 2013
By Kate Zerrenner – Hawaii recently topped the national rankings for energy saving initiatives for the second year in a row. In August, the Energy Services Coalition (ESC) granted the state its ‘Race to the Top’ award for modeling excellence in energy and water efficiency. ESC’s Race to the Top challenge ranks states based on […]
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