HONOLULU – Aloha Petroleum Ltd. received a $41,352 incentive check from Hawaii Energy, a ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program that serves the islands of Hawaii, Lanai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu. The funds were awarded to Aloha Petroleum for installing energy-efficient LED lights at 17 gas stations on Oahu.
The incentive check will help counterbalance the cost of replacing old, inefficient metal halide lighting fixtures with 175 new, more efficient LED canopy lighting fixtures. The new lights provide a more welcoming feel, while increasing visibility as customers pump their gas, according to a news release.
Honolulu-based Aloha Petroleum will save an estimated 292,437 kilowatt hours annually, equivalent to saving about $88,920 toward its electricity costs.
Aloha Petroleum is also working with Hawaii Energy to replace its refrigerator and freezer case lighting with LEDs at various Aloha Island Marts across Oahu. In addition, the retailer recently installed photovoltaic (PV) solar panels at five Aloha Island Marts on Oahu and one on the Big Island that have helped reduce its electric bills by 20 percent to 45 percent, respectively, depending on the store’s location. Additional PV projects are being considered.
Aloha Petroleum is the largest independent gasoline marketer and one of the largest convenience store operators in Hawaii. The company markets fuel through nearly 100 Shell-, Aloha-, and Mahalo-branded fueling stations throughout the state.
Hawaii Energy's program is administered by Leidos Engineering LLC under contract with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. In addition to rebates, the program conducts education and training for residents, businesses and trade allies to encourage the adoption of energy conservation behaviors and efficiency measures.