Aloha e Friends,

I'm very thankful that we escaped the wrath of Hurricane Ana. I hope you use this close call as an opportunity to get your emergency preparedness kit ready. You can find a lot of great information at the Hawaii State Civil Defense website here: http://www.scd.hawaii.gov/preparedness.html

As always, best wishes to you and your family. Please contact me at 586-6830 or sengabbard@capitol.hawaii.gov if I can help you or your family in any way.

Me ke aloha pumehana, 

Mike Gabbard, State Senator, District 20

Chair, Energy/Environment Committee

 

Think Tech Hawaii - Energy Legislation 2014


Latest Press Release

LAWMAKERS SCHEDULE BRIEFING TO HEAR FROM HECO ON PLANS FOR DISTRIBUTED GENERATION AND IMPACTS OF ITS 2013 SOLAR INTERCONNECTION POLICY CHANGES

HONOLULU (September 10, 2014) – Senate and House lawmakers have scheduled a hearing to get an update from the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) and various solar organizations on the current status of solar interconnection and future plans for distributed generation.

Last September, HECO notified its customers of a policy change that would require permission from the company to proceed with the installation of a PV system. Since the policy change, many solar customers have been facing delays in getting their PV systems connected to the grid.