RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT - ENERGY
The Energy Program, managed by the Department of Research and Development, consists of four main areas:
- Regulatory and Legislative Programs – intervene, participate, monitor and serve as advocate for Hawai`i County interests in Public Utility Commission proceedings.
- Renewable Energy Initiatives – implement projects that can save the county and taxpayer money while reducing the impact to the environment.
- Economic Development Projects – develop and encourage economy-stimulating projects in electricity, transportation and efficiency.
- Energy Emergency Preparedness – plan and prepare for energy emergencies resulting from natural disaster, market disruption or terrorism in fuel supplies.
Energy Storage Conference
September 12-13, 2016
The Natural Energy Laboratory Hawai‘i Authority (NELHA) and the County of Hawai‘i hosted the first NELHA Energy Storage Conference in September 2016. The event focused on energy storage and microgrid initiatives, issues and projects in the Hawaiian Islands and specifically on the Island of Hawai‘i. The meeting include presentations by national leaders and field visits to installations.
Photos and presentations from the conference are available on NELHA website.
Resources and Reports
Geothermal Public Health Assessment Study Group Final Report, September 9, 2013http://www.accord3.com/docs/Report%20FINAL.pdf
Geothermal Energy Working Group - January 2012 Interim Report: Evaluating geothermal energy as the primary resource for baseload power in the County of Hawaii