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Energy Wise Programs

Home Visits

A home visit is designed to resolve high bill inquires. It is available when questions about high bills cannot be resolved by other means. An energy specialist visits the home, helps determine what conditions are causing high consumption, and provides general education and program information that may help the customer manage their energy consumption.

Lighting Program

Three light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs are given to each new KIUC member at no cost, residential accounts only. Must be a new member to KIUC opening an account at our office in person. Takeovers/account transfers do not qualify.

Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate

The program provides customers with a $300 rebate for replacing an existing electric water heater, a non-functioning heat pump water heater or a non-functioning solar water heater with an Energy Star Heat Pump Water Heater. New construction does not qualify. Heat Pump Rebate Form

Solar Loan Program

KIUC offers zero-interest loans to customers who want to change their existing electric water heater to a solar water heating system or replace an existing non-functional solar water heater.

KIUC pays the interest for the participant. The participant repays the principal over five years. No down payment is required.

KIUC has partnered with Kauai Community Federal Credit Union.

Solar Rebate Program

KIUC provides a $1K rebate incentive for customers who want to replace their existing electric water heater with a solar water heater or replace an existing non-functioning solar water heater.

New Efficient Appliance Replacement Rebate Program

Incentive program designed to encourage members to discard older, less efficient refrigerators, clothes washers and freezers and replace them with new, energy-efficient models.

Rebate is $50. This is a residential program. New construction does not qualify.

Applications are available from Costco, Home Depot, Kapaa Electric & Appliance, Kmart and KIUC for:

  • Clothes Washers
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers

A rebate program for replacing your old window air conditioner or ceiling fan with a new Energy Star unit is available from June 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017. AC/Fan Rebate Form

Qualifying Member Application Replacement Program

The purpose of this program is to help qualifying low-income seniors (60+) reduce their residential electricity use by replacing older, less efficient refrigerators and defective electric water heaters with new, more efficient ones at no cost to the member.

Qualified participants must own the existing refrigerator and meet federal poverty guidelines for the program year. The refrigerator to be replaced must be at least 10 years old and be the primary refrigerator.

This program is offered in partnership with the County of Kauai. For more program information and to determine eligibility, interested customers must call the County of Kauai Offices of Community Assistance, Agency on Elderly Affairs at 241.4477.

Participation is limited.

Appliance Meter Tester

The KIUC Appliance Meter Tester gives customers a way to meter and record the amount of electricity consumed by most common electric appliances. This helps them identify high consumption appliances that can be targeted for replacement. Information also can be used to modify the use of various appliances and help reduce consumption.

Meters may be borrowed for up to seven days and are available through Member Services representatives at the main office. The come with easy-to-read instructions and a support phone number.

Commercial Retrofit Program

Provides incentives for cost-effective energy-saving technologies for large and small businesses. Incentives range from 50% to 100%.

A detailed energy evaluation of the facility identifies the technologies that will qualify for the incentives. KIUC will work with large customers to develop an energy plan to prioritize options so technologies can be phased in over time, maximizing the dollars invested. Small commercial accounts can even qualify for FREE LED bulbs. Ask about rebates for new construction as well.


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