Aloha e Friends,

GREAT NEWS! On October 7th, the City will be opening the section of Kapolei Parkway next to the Kapolei Court Complex, connecting Ft. Barrette Rd. to Kamokila Blvd. This will be a huge addition in reducing traffic congestion in the community.

Also, the Hawai‘i State Federal Credit Union is accepting applications up to October 31, 2014 for their Investing in Education Grant Program. This program assists teachers in the DOE in getting supplies, books, furniture, electronic equipment, and basic necessities for their classrooms. For more information, please contact Karen Ho at 447-8084.

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.