25 Apr '18, 4pm

Hawaii's new Ratepayer Protection Act is a boon for #solar, says @Sunrun:

In a move being applauded by Sunrun, Gov. David Ige, D-Hawaii, has signed into law S.B.2939 (Act 005), which requires the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to create a framework that will tie electric utility revenues to performance metrics. The bill, also known as the Hawaii Ratepayer Protection Act, establishes performance metrics that the PUC will consider while establishing performance incentives and penalty mechanisms. They include affordability of electric rates and customer electric bills; service reliability; customer engagement and satisfaction, including customer options for managing electricity costs; access to utility system information; rapid integration of renewable energy sources; and timely execution of competitive procurement. Sunrun explains that the law links future utility revenues – in the form of performance incentives or penalties – to perform...

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