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Information about energy efficiency.


41.6 million barrels of petroleum were imported for Hawai'i's energy use in 2013.1


$5.7 billion left the state last year to pay for imported petroleum; Over $4,000 for every person living in Hawai'i.1


11.3 million barrels of petroleum were burned by the Hawai'i utilities last year to make electricity.2


The average residence (without a PV (photovoltaic) system) purchased 537 kWh/month from HECO, MECO or HELCO in 2015.3


The average Net Energy Metering residence (has PV) purchased 234 kWh/month from HECO, MECO or HELCO in 2015.4


8.96 million megawatt-hours of energy were sold by HECO, MECO and HELCO in 2015.5


Burning fossil fuels increases carbon emissions, which contribute to global warming.6


Hawai'i ranks #1 in the nation in electric costs.7
Residential rates (schedule R - Tier 2)

32.1 cents/kWh

Kaua'i

26.8 cents/kWh

O'ahu

33.6 cents/kWh

Moloka'i

33.9 cents/kWh

Lana'i

28.6 cents/kWh

Maui

31.7 cents/kWh

Hawai'i Island

11 - 12 cents/kWh

U.S. Average

Rates as of: May, 2017





Sources
  1. U.S. Energy Information Administration. Hawai'i State Profile and Energy Estimates. Retrieved from https://www.eia.gov/state/data.cfm?sid=HI#ConsumptionExpenditures
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration. Hawai'i State Profile and Energy Estimates. Retrieved from https://www.eia.gov/state/seds/data.cfm?incfile=/state/seds/sep_fuel/html/fuel_use_pa.html&sid=US&sid=HI
  3. HECO 2015 data, processed by Hawai'i Energy - Count of 411,750 residential meters
  4. HECO 2015 data, processed by Hawai'i Energy - Count of 62,051 residential meters
  5. HEI 2014 Annual Report to Shareholders.  Retrieved from http://www.hei.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=101675&p=irol-financial-information
  6. United States Environmental Pretection Agency. Overview of Greenhouse Gases. Retrieved from https://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/gases/co2.html
  7. U.S. Energy Information Administration. Hawai'i State Profile and Energy Estimates. Retrieved from https://www.eia.gov/state/analysis.cfm?sid=HI