Hawaiian Electric’s Smart Power for Schools program launched a new project to help public schools save energy and educate students about managing the electric grid of the future. Partnering with technology companies, Hawaiian Electric presents PowerScope – a project that utilizes advanced technology tools to help students learn about electricity, solar power, energy conservation and mathematics.
Energy monitors and a Web-enabled portal presents historical, real-time and predictive electricity use through visual representations. The smart tech has already been installed in 250 public schools throughout the State. Installation will be scheduled for all public schools on O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Island and Maui County.
Hawaiian Electric has also designed activity sheets to support real-world application and learning experiences for students. These activities can be modified and/or scaled to enhance existing unit plans.
As an education consultant, HI FusionED was asked to help Hawaiian Electric connect with schools on O‘ahu for the pilot launch. We are excited about PowerScope’s potential as a learning tool and will be conducting presentations for all complex areas on O‘ahu in the Spring of 2017. Rollout to the Neighbor Islands is currently being planned.