Grand Wailea rewarded for its energy efficiency efforts

Hawaii Energy, a ratepayer-funded conservation and efficiency program for Maui, Hawaii and Honolulu counties, presented an incentive check for $202,048 to the Grand Wailea to help offset the cost of becoming more energy-efficient.

Grand Wailea recently installed 37 new variable-frequency drives and pump equipment designed to seamlessly adjust the water flow for its Wailea Canyon Activity Pool that includes nine separate pools and various waterslides, white-water rapids, a whirlpool and a “water elevator.”

The new equipment requires less electricity to operate and is estimated to save the hotel more than 1.2 million kilowatt hours each year and more than $380,028 in electricity costs.

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