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Renewable Energy Consumer Issues Hearing

  • Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329 415 South Beretania Street Honolulu, HI, 96813 United States (map)

The house consumer protection committee will meet to her bills relating to energy industry regulations to protect consumers and the renewable energy goals of the state.

HB 903, HD1: Amends the definition of "renewable portfolio standard" to more accurately reflect the percentage of renewable energy penetration in the State. The bill establishes renewable portfolio standards and targets for gas utility companies that mirrors those set for electric utility companies. Submit testimony.

HB 1567, HD1: Authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to establish preferential electricity rates for communities that serve as geographic hosts for energy projects. Submit testimony.

HB 1569, HD1: Requires the Public Utilities Commission, when considering certain types of grid modernization plans, to direct an independent third party to establish an initial grid modernization plan. Requires the Commission to allow public comments and subjects the plan to further modification by the Commission. Submit testimony.