HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Chris Lee, Chair

Rep. Cynthia Thielen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Richard Lee Fale

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

TIME:

8:30AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 562

Status

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.

Clarifies that HPHA is authorized to contract with private businesses to divert food and green waste from public housing projects. Requires HPHA to report to the 2014 legislature on its progress on such contracts.

 

EEP, HSG, FIN

HB 728

Status

RELATING TO NET ENERGY METERING.

Authorizes group net metering among electric utility customers beginning 7/1/2014. Directs the PUC to adopt rules for group net metering.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1199

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Amends net energy metering program by: (1) requiring large-capacity eligible customer generators to be selected by competitive sealed bidding; and (2) amending maximum allowable capacity of eligible customer-generators and total rated generating capacity.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 810

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC SYSTEMS.

Authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to consider the value of implementing advanced grid modernization technology in the State.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 80

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARDS.

Authorizes the PUC to give preference to renewable energy resources that reduce or eliminate the use of fossil fuel and result in reduced volatility when establishing renewable portfolio standards.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1107

Status

RELATING TO CLEAN ENERGY STANDARDS.

Amends Hawaii's renewable portfolio standard by changing the renewable energy portfolio standard to a clean energy standard to enable Hawaii to achieve greater reductions in its electricity sector greenhouse gas emissions at a lower cost.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 757

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE.

Establishes renewable energy portfolio standards for 2040 and 2050, setting goal of energy independence for Hawaii's electricity sector by 2050.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 815

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES.

Directs the Public Utilities Commission and the Division of Consumer Advocacy to specifically consider the ownership structure and interests of an electric cooperative; and authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to waive or exempt an electric cooperative operating in the State from compliance with the provisions of chapter 269, Hawaii Revised Statutes, as well as any other applicable charters, franchises, rules, decisions, orders, or any other laws.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 811

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY INFORMATION REPORTING.

Amends the responsibilities and powers of the Public Utilities Commission in receiving energy industry data information registrations, and authorizes the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to receive such registrations; and eliminates the Commission's powers concerning the oversight and examination of energy distributors in relation to energy industry information reporting under chapter 486J, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

EEP, EDB/CPC

HB 1149

Status

RELATING TO WIND ENERGY FACILITIES.

Requires the owner of a wind energy facility to be responsible for decommissioning of the facility and to provide evidence of financial security. Outlines the elements of proper decommissioning.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 11

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Authorizes individual public schools to enter into energy performance contracts. Requires that funding not decrease due to the energy savings.

 

EEP, EDN, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 443 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6481 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-9450 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair