19 Jul '17, 10am

Hawaii Utility's 100% Renewable Energy Plan Gets the Green Light

Hawaii Utility's 100% Renewable Energy Plan Gets the Green Light

Hawaiian Electric Companies, tasked with powering multiple island grids with 100 percent green energy by 2045, has finally secured regulator approval for a plan to get there -- as long as it includes customers and third parties in the mix. On Friday, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approved (PDF ) the utility’s Power Supply Improvement Plan, or PSIP, a sprawling document that contains the recipe for hitting the state’s 100 percent renewables mandate by 2040, five years ahead of schedule. It’s an important milestone for the utility, which has seen two previous proposals rejected by the PUC, first in 2015 for being too vague, and then in 2016 as part of rejecting its merger with NextEra Energy Resources . The PUC recognized these setbacks in its decision, thanking Hawaiian Electric for its attention to detail and stakeholder involvement, and imploring it to “move quic...

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