Customer Renewable Programs

Smart Renewable Energy Non-Export

Add solar or other renewable technology to your home without exporting to the grid

The Smart Renewable Energy Non-Export program enables customers to use renewable systems such as rooftop solar that do not export power to the utility grid. These systems can incorporate the use of energy storage devices, like batteries. All power produced by the customer either has to be used as it is produced or stored for later use.

Quick Facts

  • All technologies, renewable or non-renewable, are allowed under this program.
  • There are no capacity limits for this program, and projects can be of any size. System size limit will be governed by Rule 14H.
  • Systems are eligible for expedited review and approval even in areas with existing voltage limitations.
  • The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program is compatible with this program. BYOD allows you to receive incentives for installing a battery that provides a grid service.
  • Standard Interconnection Agreement and Customer Self-Supply customers will be given the option to transition to the Smart Renewable Energy Non-Export program.
  • If you would like to export to the grid, look into the Smart Renewable Energy Export program.

Apply for this program online using our Customer Interconnection Tool.


Shift and Save

Shift and Save rates enable you to save money if you shift your energy use away from the high-demand evening and overnight hours that are at a higher kWh rate. The more you shift your energy usage away from those hours, the more money you could save. All participants in the Smart Renewable Energy Non-Export program will be enrolled on the Shift and Save time-of-use (TOU) pilot rate unless the participant decides to decline participation in Shift and Save prior to commencing service on Smart Renewable Energy Non-Export. Participants on Shift and Save also have the option to decline participation in the future. Service under Smart Renewable Energy Non-Export and Shift and Save is available only to Schedule R, G, and J rates, including TOU variants of these rates, on April 1, 2024. However, service under Smart Renewable Energy Non-Export and non-Shift and Save rates will not be available until July 1, 2024. Click here for more information on Shift and Save.

Advanced Meters

Advanced meters are modern electric meters that enable two-way data sharing between your home or business and Hawaiian Electric through a secure wireless communications network. Advanced meters look just like the analog electric meters but with a digital display. Advanced meters are an important component of our grid modernization efforts. All participants in the Smart Renewable Energy Non-Export program must be using advanced meters. Click here for more information on advanced meters.

Apply Online and Download Forms

You may access the Customer Interconnection Tool to apply online. Please see our How To Guide (PDF), How To Make An Amendment Guide (PDF), Training Video, and Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

How to submit an application for Smart Renewable Energy Non-Export (SRE Non-Export)


If you have an existing Solar Agreement with Hawaiian Electric, and wish to add, remove, or replace equipment, please submit an amendment through the Customer Interconnection Tool. Amendments are subject to review.

Any new equipment must meet current technical standards, and any new capacity may be limited by the available capacity of your program.

Change of Ownership

Planning to sell or purchase a property with a rooftop solar system already installed, or one with a pending agreement in place? Click here for more information.