THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1442

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to the public utilities commission.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 269, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"269- Energy data access and transparency; principles. (a) The commission, in carrying out its responsibilities under this chapter, shall consider the value of improving energy data access and transparency within the State in order to empower ratepayers, improve decision-making related to reliability and operational efficiency of the electric system, maximize the value of grid modernization technologies and investments, and promote innovation and economic development opportunities related to energy data analysis.

(b) In advancing the public interest, the commission shall balance consumer privacy, critical infrastructure security, grid modernization, and economic innovation considerations associated with energy data transparency and access, including but not limited to the following principles:

(1) Enabling ratepayers to access their energy consumption and production data;

(2) Enabling ratepayers to authorize third party data access, and allow verification of third-party authorization through electronic signature;

(3) Maximizing the amount of publicly-available data related to utility generation, transmission, and distribution systems; and

(4) Ensuring that energy data is made available through simple, electronic, consistent, machine-readable formats at the highest level of temporal and geographic granularity reasonably possible."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Public Utilities Commission; Data; Transparency; Ratepayer Access

 

Description:

Requires the public utilities commission to consider the value of improving energy data access and transparency in order to make informed decisions.

 

 

 

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