NewEnergyNews: ORIGINAL REPORTING: After Net Metering in Hawaii

NewEnergyNews

Gleanings from the web and the world, condensed for convenience, illustrated for enlightenment, arranged for impact...

While the OFFICE of President remains in highest regard at NewEnergyNews, this administration's position on climate change makes it impossible to regard THIS president with respect. Below is the NewEnergyNews theme song until 2020.

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, December 14:

  • Loyalty Slipping In Climate Change Loyal Opposition
  • Research Shows EVs Can Go Much Farther
  • Booming Solar Faces Tricky Future
  • Wind Floats!

    THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: How California Is Easing Off NatGas With New Energy
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Illinois cloud computing debate could open utility rate reform
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Value Of Transportation Elecrification
  • QUICK NEWS, December 12: The “Fight-Climate-Change” Diet; Market For Advanced EV Batteries To Quadruple By 2026; The Low Lifecycle Costs In New Energy
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: How The New Energy Marketplace Is Growing And Shifting
  • QUICK NEWS, December 11: N.C. Millennial Women Unite For Climate Fight; The White House Threat To New Energy; What’s Bad News In The Tax Bill For New Energy
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • Weekend Video: Tesla Adds World’s Biggest Battery To Aussie Wind
  • Weekend Video: Solar And The Next Utilities
  • Weekend Video: Wind Builders On Wind
  • --------------------------

    --------------------------

    Founding Editor Herman K. Trabish

    --------------------------

    --------------------------

    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart

    email: herman@NewEnergyNews.net

    -------------------

    -------------------

      A tip of the NewEnergyNews cap to Phillip Garcia for crucial assistance in the design implementation of this site. Thanks, Phillip.

    -------------------

    Pay a visit to the HARRY BOYKOFF page at Basketball Reference, sponsored by NewEnergyNews and Oil In Their Blood.

  • ---------------
  • FRIDAY WORLD, December 15:

  • Study Concludes 2016 Heat Was Human-Caused
  • The Big Opportunity Under Africa’s Sun
  • Wind In The Netherlands To Fly Subsidy Free
  • China To Open EV Vending Machines

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    ORIGINAL REPORTING: After Net Metering in Hawaii

    What comes after net metering: Hawaii's latest postcard from the future; Hawaii regulators offered two new remuneration schemes for rooftop solar in a landmark decision last week

    Herman K. Trabish, October 22, 2015 (Utility Dive)

    Editor’s note: Hawaii regulators are preparing to deal with the turmoil and slowdown in Hawaii’s solar industry that resulted from this policy change.

    The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission closed retail rate net energy metering (NEM) reimbursement programs from the Hawaiian Electric utilities to owners of solar and other distributed generation (DG). There will be no gradual withdrawal of the incentive. The Hawaiian Electric programs were capped at existing levels as of the release of the Oct. 12 decision, and lower remuneration rates were put into place for new rooftop solar systems on each of the state's islands. Systems with existing retail rate net metering deals will be able to keep them for the life of their contracts.

    Renewables policy issues in Hawaii are commonly referred to as postcards from the future because the high penetration of solar on the isolated island’s grid has forced the power sector into changes that many observers expect to hit the mainland in the coming years. If and when that happens, the decisions Hawaii utilities and their regulators make will help instruct utility regulators across the country.

    In its order, the PUC wrote the state's high net metering credit has led to unprecedented DER penetration in a short period of time. Net metered systems have increased by over 60 times the cap established by the initial 1996 legislation that set up the metering program. Program capacity now runs from 30% to 53% of system peak load, depending on the utility. Nearly 20% of all customers of the Oahu (HECO) and Maui (MECO) utilities have net metered DG.

    To replace NEM, the decision orders two new credits (“tariffs”): A “grid-supply” option and a self-supply option. The grid-supply option replaces NEM’s retail rate credit for electricity sent to the grid by customers' solar systems. To provide some marketplace certainty, the decision orders the grid-supply tariff to be guaranteed for two years but has a hard cap on the amount of eligible capacity. The self-supply tariff allows system owners to earn retail rate credit in the form of reduced bills for generation that aligns with their energy demand patterns. As the islands approach the grid-supply caps, more postcards are expected. click here for more

    IFTTT Recipe: Share new blog posts to Facebook connects blogger to facebook

    0 Comments:

    Post a Comment

    << Home