Who will have control over the
next 20 years of energy on Molokai

is being decided RIGHT NOW

DID YOU KNOW THAT 50% of Molokai’s energy needs is up for grabs. Our community deserves the opportunity to chart its own course by owning a meaningful stake in its clean energy future. 

What is Hoʻāhu Energy Coop about?

  • Mission: Hoʻāhu Energy’s mission is to produce community-owned, affordable, renewable energy for the benefit of our members, the community, and environment.
  • Vision: Hoʻāhu Energy’s vision is resilient, sustainable, equitable, culturally conscious energy for all.
  • 50% of Molokai’s energy needs is up for grabs. Our community deserves the opportunity to chart its own course by owning a meaningful stake in its clean energy future. 
  • Hoʻāhu Energy is grounded in the belief that natural energy sources should benefit the communities who steward and care for these vital resources.
  • Hoʻāhu Energy is a grassroots, community-led organization made up of, and led by, local Molokai volunteers who are our friends and neighbors. We depend on community input and participation. 
  • Hoʻāhu Energy is a community owned and managed energy cooperative whose profits are shared with its subscribers and vested toward community ownership of its projects. 
  • Through outreach and input from our community, through partnerships with energy professionals and supporting organizations, and with guidance and support from county and state leaders, Hoʻāhu Energy is planning to build a number of renewable energy projects on behalf of, and in support of its community. 
  • Hoʻāhu Energy’s goal is 100% local hiring and we are spearheading a workforce development program with hands-on training in general construction, installation and maintenance of renewable energy systems. 
  • 100% Local hiring policy: we are aiming for 100% of the installation, ongoing maintenance of this and future projects, as well as management of Hoʻāhu Energy, to be performed by Molokai residents. 
    • Local ownership means that the decision-making and the revenue from the project stay on-island with the Cooperative and its members.
    • By owning the project locally, profits get returned to Cooperative members rather than to off-island investors
  • Energy justice means that our relationship with energy is inclusive and complementary to a healthy community and environment.