Power Move

In preparation for the coal plant retirement on Oahu and potential generation shortfall on Maui, Hawaii Energy is presenting the Power Move program which consists of incentives for certain measures that reduce load during the utility peak hours of 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The collective demand savings from participating commercial customers will help move our state closer to a 100 percent clean energy future.

 

Demand Savings Bonus for Energy Efficiency Projects

Custom projects on Oahu that are pre-approved for the Power Move Demand Savings Bonus limited-time offer will receive the following custom rebate levels:

The total rebate for a project is capped at 50% of project costs.

These rebate bonus levels are subject to funding availability and are first come, first served. Projects receiving this bonus will see a 20% percent higher rebate, on average, compared to the standard custom rebate rates. Maximizing utility peak demand savings will maximize the potential total rebate.

Peak Demand Savings Bonus Rules & Requirements

 

  • Download the Rules & Requirements to make sure your project is eligible.
  • Prepare the items on the Pre-Approval Checklist on the second page of the Rules & Requirements.
  • Submit the pre-approval request by email to the appropriate Energy Advisor or HawaiiEnergy@leidos.com by the applicable deadline.

    Island Application Deadline Installation Deadline
    Oahu January 31, 2023 June 30, 2023
    Maui June 30, 2023 June 30, 2024

Download the applicable Hawaii Energy worksheet below to estimate the rebate for your custom project. Select the dropdown option for “Power Move.” Contact your Energy Advisor for worksheet tips!

Custom Lighting Worksheet

Custom Non-Lighting Worksheet

Transformer Worksheet

This offer is open for applications through the application deadlines below or while funding lasts.

Island Application Deadline
Demand Savings Bonus
Installation Deadline
Demand Savings Bonus
Oahu January 31, 2023 June 30, 2023
Maui June 30, 2023 June 30, 2024

A custom rebate project for an eligible commercial facility on Oahu or Maui may be eligible for the Power Move Demand Savings Bonus by meeting all of the following requirements:

  • The project is pre-approved by Hawaii Energy through a formal Rebate Commitment Letter.
  • The project is a retrofit. New construction is not eligible.
  • The equipment is not yet installed and the customer has not applied for a rebate as of July 1, 2022 unless the project has an existing Rebate Commitment Letter for this program.
  • The equipment is installed by the applicable installation deadline.

Please refer to the Rules & Requirements for full eligibility details.


Commercial Energy Storage

The Commercial Energy Storage program under Power Move seeks to support enrollment in HECO’s Battery Bonus program by incentivizing commercial battery storage installations on Oahu and Maui to reduce load during the 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. utility peak with enhanced incentives for load reduction between 6:00 and 8:30 p.m.

Commercial Energy Storage projects on Oahu and Maui that are pre-approved for the Power Move Commercial Energy Storage rebate will receive the following rebate levels:

*The rebate is dependent upon the dispatch capacity committed.

The total rebate per applicant is capped at 25% of the Power Move Commercial Energy Storage program budget. These rebate levels are subject to funding availability and are first come, first served.

Commercial Energy Storage Rules & Requirements Commercial Energy Storage Worksheet

 

This offer is open for applications through the application deadlines below or while funding lasts.

Island Application Deadline Installation Deadline
Oahu January 31, 2023 August 31, 2023
Maui January 31, 2024 August 31, 2024

A commercial energy storage project may be eligible for the Power Move Commercial Energy Storage rebate if it meets all of the following key requirements. Additional requirements are outlined in the complete Rules & Requirements.

  1. The applicant is a commercial rate schedule account holder (Schedule G, J, DS, P, or F) of HECO on the island of Oahu or island of Maui.
  2. The energy storage system must be interconnected to the HECO grid.
  3. Must be for a new energy storage system installation at the time of application. Projects in progress (i.e. undergoing installation but not yet operational) may be considered on a case by case basis.
  4. The energy storage system must be scheduled to serve onsite energy needs or exported to the grid between 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. HST.
  5. The energy storage system must be installed and operational by the relevant deadline..
  6. The energy storage system must remain installed for at least five (5) years and will operate with the committed dispatch schedule for a minimum of two (2) years.
  1. Download the Rules & Requirements to make sure your project is eligible.
  2. Prepare the items on the Pre-Approval Checklist located on the last page of the Rules & Requirements.
  3. Submit the pre-approval request with attachments by email to Eileen Lacaden Stewart at Eileen.D.Lacaden@Leidos.com by the relevant deadline.

Would there be any reason a project would not be pre-approved for this offer?

There are a number of reasons why an energy storage project would not be given pre-approval for this offer including but not limited to the following:

  • Funding has been expended for this program.
  • The applicant is not a commercial HECO account holder.
  • The system is already installed and operational.
  • The system will not be interconnected to the HECO grid.
  • The system will not be dispatched between 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • The information submitted for rebate pre-approval is missing critical information required for Hawaii Energy to verify customer or project eligibility.

What if I receive pre-approval/a Rebate Commitment Letter and my project gets delayed?

If your project is delayed beyond the expiration date on the Rebate Commitment Letter, you may request to renew pre-approval by providing sufficient evidence that the project is underway and will be installed and operational by the applicable deadline. Otherwise, the pre-approved rebate will expire.