Save money while you help Hawaii get off imported oil
Demand Response is a partnership. Hawaiian Electric rewards its customers who are willing to temporarily reduce electricity use in response to a request from the utility.
Demand Response (or DR) can be used:
to keep the grid stable when the utility anticipates electricity demand may exceed near-term supply;
to prevent a grid emergency or to keep the lights on during a grid emergency;
to assist the utility in accepting more renewable energy on the grid and into our homes and businesses; and
to reduce Hawaii’s dependence on imported fossil fuels while controlling costs for all.
How you can benefit from DR
Demand Response is one energy solution that Hawaiian Electric offers customers to keep electricity costs lower for everyone. Participating in DR can help tame the electric bill at your home or business; help reduce Hawaii’s dependence on expensive fossil fuel; and help protect our environment.
Hawaiian Electric’s DR strategy:
Our DR strategy is to identify residential, commercial and industrial customers who able to reduce electricity use to ensure the reliable and economic operation of the modern grid. Our DR plan will be implemented in phases through a combination of pilot programs; research, development, and demonstration projects; and market studies.