THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

 

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Chair

Senator Brickwood Galuteria, Vice Chair

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

Senator Mike Gabbard, Chair

Senator Russell E. Ruderman, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING

 

 

DATE:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

TIME:

8:30am

PLACE:

Auditorium

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

The purpose of this informational briefing is to receive information on factors that impact electric rates, the rate- making process and to identify potential solutions to reduce the adverse impacts of increasingly high electric rates on consumers statewide. The Committee is interested in information about efforts to create an integrated electrical grid using available renewable energy and firm power to benefit consumers with lower rates and reach our green energy goals efficiently and cost-effectively. The Committee is also interested in hearing what potential challenges may arise and the strategies that will be used address those challenges.

 

The following organizations are invited to participate:

 

         Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Hermina Morita, Chair

         Jeffrey Ono, Executive Director, Division of Consumer Advocacy, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs,

         Robbie Alm, Executive Vice President, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.

         Sharon Suzuki, President, Maui Electric Company, Ltd.

         Jay Ignacio, President, Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc.

         David Bissell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

 

Briefing Materials

 

FOR AMENDED NOTICES: Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored. If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

If you require auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e. ASL or foreign language interpreter, or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the committee clerk at least 24 hours prior to the hearing so that arrangements can be made.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT 586-6070.

 

This hearing will be on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HI_Senate_CPN.

 

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Senator Mike Gabbard

Chair

 

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Senator Rosalyn H. Baker

Chair