Hawaiian Electric Grid Interactive Water Heater
One of the biggest challenges with solar as a renewable energy source is its unpredictable nature. Solar energy is produced only when the sun is shining, yet energy use fluctuates throughout the day and even spikes just as the sun sets — when more lights, TVs and appliances switch on in our homes. New technology is helping us address that imbalance between generation and need.
We have partnered with a leading innovator in the space, Shifted Energy, to outfit homes and apartment complexes throughout the state with intelligent water heater meters.
With about 2,000 meters installed in the first phase, we are continuing to test how advanced meters can help overcome the challenge of balancing power generation with customer demand, while supporting the integration of renewable energy.