On April 10, 2007, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO) and the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UH) formalized an Energy Partnership Charter, which was also featured in our Summer 2007 Powerlines Publica- tion. Within one month after signing the Energy Partnership Charter, HECO installed 170 units of the EnergyScout™ for Home load control devices on the electric resistance water heaters at the UH-Manoa Faculty Housing complex on campus. This project took only one week to complete and easily earned the UH-Manoa a $510 per month or $6,120 per year savings on their electric bill.
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∏ (left to right): Denise Konan, UH-Manoa Interim Chancellor and Mike May, HECO President and CEO signed a formal Energy Partnership Charter.
shut-off water heaters using radio-controlled signals to reduce electric demand island-wide. The water heaters are switched off for no longer than an hour. The EnergyScout™ for Home Water Heater Program’s ability to reduce electric demand immediately helps HECO lessen the chance of island-wide generation shortfall conditions.
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The EnergyScout™ for Home A/C Discount Plan’s load control device.
(A/C) Discount Plan In June 2007, HECO’s Energy$olutionsSM program introduced a new residential load control program aimed at customers with central and ground-mounted A/C units. The EnergyScout™ for Home A/C Discount Plan pays participants a $5 per month credit on their utility bill for allowing HECO to
install a similar load control device on their A/C units. Participation in both the water heater and A/C load control programs can result in an $8 per month credit and a $96 per year annual savings on the participant’s utility bill.
For more information about the EnergyScout™ load control programs or to schedule a free installation at your home or business, please call 94-POWER (947-6937).