Aloha Petroleum Earns $41,352 Incentive For Energy-Efficient Lighting

Posted February 27, 2014

IN THE PHOTO (L-R): Jimmy Pastor, Manager, Facilities Services, Aloha Petroleum; Lily Koo, Business Program Specialist, Hawaii Energy; Jeff Finch, General Manager, Fuel Operations, Aloha Petroleum. Photo courtesy of Hawaii Energy.

Hawaii Energy, the ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program for Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties, presented a check to Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. for installing energy-efficient LEDs at 17 gas stations on Oahu.

The $41,352 incentive check will help offset the cost for replacing old, inefficient metal halide lighting fixtures with 175 new, more efficient LED canopy lighting fixtures. The new lights provide a warmer ambience and help increase visibility while customers pump their gas. Aloha Petroleum will save an estimated 292,437 kilowatt hours (kWh) annually; equivalent to saving about $88,920 toward their electricity costs based on $0.28/kWh and $11.69 per kilowatt (kW) per month.

The company is also working with Hawaii Energy to retrofit its refrigerator and freezer case lighting with LEDs at various Aloha Island Marts across Oahu.

Recently, the company installed PV solar panels at five Aloha Island Marts on Oahu and one on the Big Island that helped reduce its electric bill by 20 to 45 percent depending on the store’s location. Additional PV projects are also being considered. Aloha Petroleum was the first petroleum company in Hawaii to install electric vehicle chargers at three of its retail fuel locations.