Teaming Up with Hawaiian Electric: PowerScope

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.

Hawai‘i Robofest Kicks Off Its 10th Season!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Robofest in Hawai‘i! As the proud official site host, HI FusionED expresses our appreciation for all the countless hours of dedication and effort from students, coaches, volunteers, parents and community supporters that made the past decade so memorable.

Special thanks to this year’s sponsors: High Technology Development Corp, Friends of Hawai‘i RoboticsTime Warner Cable and the Hawai‘i Academy of Science.

For more information about the Hawai‘i Robofest program, please visit their website at or email