HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Chris Lee, Chair

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Feki Pouha

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

TIME:

8:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2728

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Restores the definition of "power-generating facility" and fuel tax rate for naphtha fuel used in power generation facilities, which were repealed on 12/31/2015. Clarifies that naphtha fuel, used in a power-generating facility, is subject to the fuel tax at a rate of 2 cents per gallon, retroactive to 1/1/2016.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2085

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Aims to reduce Hawaii's dependence on imported fossil fuels for electrical generation and ground transportation by 2045 and creates goals and targets in Hawaii's Clean Energy Initiative and State Planning Act.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2573

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Prevents the Public Utilities Commission from approving power purchase agreements that prohibit the sale of energy to third parties or require the utility consent to the sale of energy to third parties.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 2081

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Authorizes public agencies to initiate public purpose projects through which a public utility will purchase fuel or electricity. Establishes procedures for the public utilities commission.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 2567

Status

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Establishes "substantial net benefit" as the Public Utilities Commission's standard for a transfer or assignment of a franchise.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 2571

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC PUBLIC UTILITY TRANSFORMATION.

Requires investor-owned electric utilities to phase out their acquisition, ownership, and use of new and existing generation resources.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1751

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Broadens the definition of renewable energy.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1689

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Amends the existing ethanol facility income tax credit to include other renewable fuels.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2607

Status

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST PQ ENERGY LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist PQ Energy LLC and to be formed special purpose entities with the development and construction of renewable energy plants within the State of Hawaii.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 2592

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST PELATRON POWER EVOLUTION LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Pelatron Power Evolution LLC with the development of renewable energy power plants within the State.

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1823

Status

RELATING TO NET ENERGY METERING.

Increases capacity limits on net energy metering and establishes excess energy volumes for systems installed after June 30, 2016.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 1730

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY TARIFFS.

Requires electric utilities that use a time-of-use feature in its rate structure to include a credit to the eligible customer-generator for any net electricity produced during peak hours of usage.

 

EEP, CPC

HB 2566

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRICITY.

Establishes criteria for the PUC's methodology in determining the rate that a public utility should pay a producer for nonfossil fuel generated electricity that the producer supplies to the public utility.

 

EEP, CPC

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair