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PUC 2018 Submission — Hawaii’s Electrification of Transportation

Public Utilities Commission of the State of Hawaii Honolulu, HI 96813   Docket No. 2018-0135   –   Electrification of Transportation   Dear Commissioners: Hawaiian Electric (HEI) faces unique challenges when it comes to cost effectively developing and/or supporting an EV charging infrastructure within the utility’s multi-island service territories, and at the same time address a diverse […]

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PUC 2018 Submission — Proposed Customer Self-Supply Rules

The comments that follow are my April 10th 2018 submission to the HPUC, ref: docket 2014-0192.  My submission addressed the HPUC request for public comments whereby Hawaii’s PUC is presently considering a so-called “Customer Self Supply” or CSS ruling that will govern the state’s installed base of residential solar power producers fortunate enough to have […]

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Hawaii County’s High Cost for Water and Power

Electric utilities face many challenges today. Hawaii Electric, and utility operating unit Hawai’i Island (HELCO) continue their primary fuel source reliance on unsustainable fossil fuels to produce power for their grid customers, and Hawai’i Island’s water utility, DWS is HELCO’s number one customer and largest power consumer. But as renewable and distributed power generation sources […]

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Recycle, compose, or incinerate: Hawaii’s trash future

Hawaii County’s (Big Island) efforts to address a growing problem of what to do with its municipal solid waste started off with grand goals and public pronouncements of “recycle and reuse”, but the “Maximize Waste Reduction, Sustainability, also included Energy Production as a caveat ” With energy introduced as element of the RFP, all other […]