HECO Files Proposal to End Solar Net Metering

HECO Files Proposal to End Solar Net Metering

Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) has filed a proposal with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to move away from traditional solar net metering, Greentech Media reports. HECO would like to end its solar net metering program by April. HECO is proposing to replace the solar net … Read more…

NextEra Energy Buys Hawaiian Electric for $4.3B

NextEra Energy Buys Hawaiian Electric for $4.3B

NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) announced a merger agreement valued at about $4.3 billion, including the assumption of $1.7 billion in HEI debt and excluding HEI’s banking subsidiary. Hawaiian Electric will maintain its name and continue to be based in Honolulu. There will … Read more…

NREL Conducts Tests with SolarCity, Hawaiian Electric

NREL Conducts Tests with SolarCity, Hawaiian Electric

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SolarCity have entered into a cooperative research agreement to address the operational issues associated with large amounts of distributed solar energy on electrical grids. The work includes collaboration with the Hawaiian Electric Companies to analyze high … Read more…

Hawaiian Electric Companies Propose Demand Response Programs

The Hawaiian Electric Companies are proposing an Integrated Demand Response Portfolio Plan to provide customers more options for saving on their electric bills while supporting the adoption of more clean energy, reducing the use of more expensive fossil-fueled generation and relieving stress on the electric … Read more…

IBM Helps Hawaii Study the State’s Electric Grid

IBM Helps Hawaii Study the State’s Electric Grid

The State of Hawaii’s Department of Defense is collaborating with Hawaiian Electric, the Pacific Disaster Center (managed by the University of Hawaii), US Pacific Command, IBM and Mehta Tech to study the enhancement of the security, reliability, and dependability of the electric grid on Oahu … Read more…

Energy Curtailment Specialists Expands Demand Response Program

Energy Curtailment Specialists Expands Demand Response Program

Energy Curtailment Specialists has won a Pacific Gas and Electric contract to expand its PowerPay demand response program in California.

The contract is intended to growECS’ PowerPay customer participation in the PG&E service area by 60 percent. ECS says it has paid more than $150 million to program participants over the past 12 years, and anticipates an allocation of an additional $40 million to PowerPay participants this year.

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