SAIC continues oversight of Hawaii’s energy efficiency efforts
- By David Hubler
- Dec 13, 2011
Science Applications International Corp. will continue to help Hawaii residents and businesses become more energy efficient, having won approximately $66 million in new funding to extend its prime contract with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission.
Hawaii residents pay among the nation's highest prices for electricity and fuel. The most oil-dependent of the 50 states, Hawaii relies on imported petroleum for about 90 percent of its primary energy, according to the SAIC announcement.
Under the contract, SAIC will continue as the public benefits fee administrator, enabling Hawaii to decrease its dependence on foreign oil, make better use of efficiency measures and improve energy security.
The contractor also will continue to administer the Hawaii Energy Efficiency Program, including program operations, information technology, transformational infrastructure development initiatives, outreach, market evaluation, and general administration.
The program provides critical support for the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative's goal of 30 percent reduction in energy use through efficiency by 2030.
Since inception of the contract in March 2009, SAIC has been awarded $105 million in funding to administer Hawaii's energy efficiency programs.
The multi-year contract runs through Dec. 31, 2013, and could be extended for an additional three-year period.
SAIC, of McLean, Va., ranks No. 6 on Washington Technology’s 2011 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.
David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.