Aloha e Friends,

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your ohana! Hope you're taking the time to kick back and relax with your family and friends. Our 2015 Legislative Session begins on January 21st. This will be my 7th session as Chair of the Energy and Environment Committee. I'll also continue as a member of the Judiciary & Labor Committee. My new committee assignments will be the Health, and Higher Education & the Arts committees. Let me know if you have any ideas for bills that you think could improve our community and state.

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.