Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

May 17, 2023


Hawaii Energy is a ratepayer-funded conservation and efficiency program administered by Leidos Engineering, LLC under contract with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission serving the islands of Hawaii, Lanai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu. The program offers incentives for a range of energy efficiency measures purchased and installed in businesses. Eligible measures and equipment includes: HVAC equipment, building insulation, lighting equipment, motors, VFDs, food service equipment, water heaters, refrigeration equipment and custom incentives. All equipment must meet program efficiency and installation requirements in order to be eligible. All incentives are subject to change without prior notification or upon discretion of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. Contact Hawaii Energy for additional information on this program.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Hawaii
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Hawaii Energy
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Air conditioners
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Windows
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Vending Machine Controls
  • LED Lighting
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount: Vending Occupancy Sensor: $50/unit
Window Film: $0.43/sq. ft. or $0.85/sq. ft.
Food Service Equipment: Varies
Custom Measures: $0.08 - $0.12/kWh; plus demand reduction incentives
HVAC Equipment: Varies
Lighting: Varies
ECM Motor (Fan Coil): $55/motor
ECM Motor (Refrigeration): $85/motor
VFD Domestic Water Pump System: $3,000 plus $80/HP reduction
VFD Pool Pump System: $225/HP
Refrigeration Equipment: Varies
Heat Pump Water Heater: $0.12 per kWh saved + $125 per kW saved between 5 to 9pm
Equipment Requirements: See program website for full details
Installation Requirements: VFD Domestic Water Pump System: Retrofit only


Name: Hawaii Energy
Address: 1132 Bishop Street
Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: (808) 839-8880

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.