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Program Offers Free Energy-Saving Kits for Earth Month

April 14, 2016, 7:48 AM HST
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Hawaii Energy logo.For a limited-time and while supplies last, Hawaii Energy will offer two energy-saving kits to electric utility ratepayers of Hawai‘i, Honolulu and Maui counties in celebration of Earth Month.

Allow four to six weeks for shipping. Participants can choose from one of two kits (limit one of either kit per ratepayer)—the Water and Energy Saver Kit or the Negawatt Kit.

• The Water and Energy Saver Kit, valued at $42, can help reduce energy and water use at home, since saving hot water also saves electricity used for water heating. The kit can help households save up to $127 in electricity costs or 575 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year ((estimated savings are based on 22 cents per kWh).

The kit includes two 10-watt A19 LED bulbs (60-watt equivalents, which are used in many common household fixtures), one low-flow shower head with massage and pause features, two low flow faucet aerators, one toilet tank displacement bag and two leak detection dye tabs.

• The Negawatt Kit is available to plug-in electric vehicle owners to help offset the electricity used to charge EVs at home. The kit is valued at $64 and can save up to $150 in electricity costs or 679 kWh per year.

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The kit includes two 10-watt A19 LED bulbs (60-watt equivalent), one low flow shower head with massage and pause features, two low-flow faucet aerators and one advanced power strip with seven outlets (which prevents electronics from drawing power when turned off or not in use).

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Although EVs vary, it is estimated that 8 kWh of charge is required for every 25 miles driven. This kit can help offset approximately 2,122 miles worth of charge.

“With proper use, these kits can help residents save energy and money in their homes instantly.” said Caroline Carl, deputy program manager of operations. “Even with recent lower electricity costs, the savings can be substantial and help our state move towards a clean energy future.”

To order a kit, go to www.Hawaiienergy.com/kits.

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For more information, visit www.HawaiiEnergy.com.

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