STAND. COM. REP. NO. 875
RE: H.B. No. 1583
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 1583, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTRIC GRID RESILIENCY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) The Department of Education to establish and implement in at least four schools a pilot program that provides renewable energy systems capable of continuously providing backup electrical power to be sourced from renewable energy; and
(2) The Public Utilities Commission to consider ways to incentivize the installation of renewable energy systems that can provide backup power in public schools in the event the electric grid is unable to provide power.
The Council Member of the County of Hawaii representing District 9 testified in support of this measure. The Public Utilities Commission, Department of Education, and Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs provided comments on this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1583, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair