News Release: February 2, 2021


Hawaii Energy Announces Last Call For Select Rebate Programs

Rebates for free LED lighting retrofits and EV charging stations expire on June 30, 2021


Honolulu, Hawai‘i – Hawaii Energy has announced a last call to apply for three of its current rebate offerings, including the Energy Advantage free LED lighting retrofit offer for small businesses and restaurants, the Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Incentive Program, and doubled rebates for commercial kitchen equipment. These offers are available until June 30, 2021, or until funds run out.

“We’ve received a lot of interest in these programs over the course of the past year, but in order to remain innovative and continue to help Hawai‘i businesses reduce their energy usage, these current offerings need to end in order to make funding available for new programs, ” said Brian Kealoha executive director of Hawai‘i Energy. “In the meantime, we urge businesses to use these rebates as an opportunity to save money upfront and invest in their business for the long term.”

    The Hawai‘i Energy rebates expiring on June 30, 2021, include:
  • Energy Advantage: Free LED lighting retrofit offer for qualifying small businesses and restaurants. Projects must be installed and completed by June 30, 2021. After this date, LED lighting retrofits will no longer be free and revert to their original discounted rate. The offer is available to businesses in O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i counties.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station program: For eligible electric vehicle (EV) charging station installations, Hawai‘i Energy is offering rebates of up to $35,000. To date, $70,000 in rebates are still available for EV charging stations that are publicly available or serve EV fleets. The offer is available to all Hawai‘i counties. To qualify, charging stations must be installed, activated, and made available for use between Jan. 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021.
  • Commercial Kitchen rebates: Restaurants can receive double rebates for ENERGY STAR® commercial kitchen equipment, including reach-in refrigerators and freezers, convection ovens, electric griddles, and commercial fryers. Applications must be submitted by June 30, 2021 to qualify. The offer is available to businesses in O‘ahu, Maui, and Hawai‘i counties.

For more information on Hawai‘i Energy business rebates, go to businesses/incentives.


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