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Aloha,

Reducing our own carbon footprint as a company is just one of the ways we are committed to helping our state achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. As a responsible energy provider, we have several initiatives in progress that will define, measure and track greenhouse gas emissions and energy conservation across our own facilities and fixed assets.

We completed an energy efficiency evaluation at over 20 company-owned facilities statewide to identify baselines for improvement and lay out a plan for future implementation of green technology wherever and whenever feasible. After establishing benchmarks, we implemented Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) such as changing fluorescent lighting to LEDs with smart sensors. Lighting our facilities represents roughly 28 percent of our total energy usage. Lighting retrofitting reduced our annual usage from 34w to 15w which represents a 10 to 15 percent reduction in energy consumption overall.

A Fleet Conversion Pilot Program is in the works to study the feasibility of converting our Hawaiʻi Gas service vehicle fleet to a more energy efficient fuel source thereby reducing our overall impact to the environment.
 
Hawaiʻi Gas has a robust Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP) and bare steel renewal program to prevent system leaks in our utility pipelines. This is in keeping with the 2020 PIPES Act that was passed into law detailing oversight requirements with an enhanced focus on environmental protection. This investment and monitoring program ensures that the methane emissions from our gas distribution system remain extremely low, and it minimizes leaks, which are even more rare.

These initiatives, combined with our efforts to decarbonize and diversify our fuel sources, reinforces our vision of being a responsible company providing residents and businesses with a resilient and affordable source of energy they can depend on.

Don't Get Caught on Empty

One of the worst party fouls you can commit during grilling season is to run out of propane in the middle of a cookout! Don't be that person.

Here's a "gas hack" for owners of propane gas grills: The quickest and easiest way to get a feel for how much propane is left in your tank is to simply pour warm water over your tank and then run your hand along the side of the tank to find where there is a temperature change. As the warm water heats the tank's exterior, the propane inside reacts creating a cool spot at the fill level! 

Visit hawaiigas.com and click to the Contact Us page where you can use our handy map filter to find a propane dealer near you.

Fill Up Your Tank
HG in The Community

Last month, Hawaiʻi Gas employees from our Kauaʻi office took time out of their Saturday to join friends, family and neighbors in the 43rd Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk at Vidinha Soccer Field.

The event, put on by the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association Kauai, raises funds to help the islandʻs community through programs like after school programs for keiki, care programs for kupuna, and even providing housing for residents needing to travel to Oʻahu for medical care. All of the funds raised on island stays on island to support the community.

Localicious!

Calling all keiki culinary superstars! The Hawaiʻi Gas Localicious® Recipe & Video Contest is a fun cooking competition for kids to show off their talents and create a unique recipe featuring a locally grown, raised or caught product. The deadline for entries is September 15. There are two grade categories: Grades 4-8 and 9-12.

The top three finalists in each grade category will be invited to prepare their dish LIVE in front of an audience and present their dish for tasting and scoring by three chef judges.

For details about this and other Hawaii Food and Wine Festival events, visit www.hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com

Click here for Localicious details!

Hale 'Aina Celebration!

Honolulu Magazine's biggest foodie event of the year returns on Friday, September 16. Get your tickets to the 2022 Hale ʻAina Celebration being held at The Ritz-Carlton Residences. This year's theme is "Havana Nights" and participating restaurants include Hy's Steakhouse, Mad Bene, Istanbul Hawaii, O'Kims and Olay's Thai Lao Cuisine.

Experience some of Honolulu's best restaurants and dine on unlimited dishes and sips under the stars. Click here for more information.

Get Hale 'Aina Tickets.
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