Aloha e Friends,

I love this time of year. Thanksgiving and Christmas season remind us to give thanks for all the blessings we have and to show our appreciation and aloha to our family and friends. We’re so lucky to call this beautiful island paradise home. I get chicken skin, just thinking about this place. Please take a moment to pray for our Soldiers who are in harm’s way, as well as for our brothers and sisters in Pahoa who are facing adversity in the form of the threatening lava flow.

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

 


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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.