HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Chair

Rep. Lisa Marten, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Amy A. Perruso

Rep. Lauren Matsumoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 17, 2022

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

SB 2720, SD2

(SSCR2815)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Allows new electric vehicle charging stations and certain upgrades having a single port to qualify for a rebate. Removes the $500,000 cap on the electric vehicle charging station rebate program. Specifies that no rebates shall be approved after available funds are exhausted for the fiscal year. Increases flexibility of the Public Utilities Commission to administer the electric vehicle charging station rebate program. Increases the percentage of funds that the Public Utilities Commission may use for administration of the rebate program from ten per cent to fifteen per cent. Allows for marketing and outreach expenses to be included within allowable administration costs of the electric vehicle charging station rebate program. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 2570, SD2

(SSCR2858)

Status

RELATING TO ZERO EMISSION VEHICLE FUELING REBATES.

Adds the installation and upgrade of hydrogen refueling stations to the Electric Vehicle Charging System Rebate Program. Establishes the rebate amount for the installation or upgrade of a hydrogen refueling station at $200,000. Limits the rebate to hydrogen refueling stations that do not store and dispense hydrogen fuel produced using fossil fuels. Renames Hawaii's Electric Vehicle Charging System Rebate Program to the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Rebate Program. Increases the spending cap of the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Rebate Program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 2196, SD2

(SSCR2892)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS.

Requires cooperative housing corporations, homeowners associations, planned community associations, and condominium associations to develop plans to incorporate zero-emissions fueling stations, including electric vehicle charging stations, onto any of its residential properties that are constructed after January 1, 2023. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 3057, SD2

(SSCR2847)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARDS.

Amends the definition of "renewable portfolio standard" to be a percentage of electrical energy generation, rather than sales, excluding customer-sited, grid connected generation that does not produce renewable energy. Requires electric utility companies to track and annually report data and trends on customer retention and attrition to further inform the calculation of renewable portfolio standards. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC

SB 2474, SD2

(SSCR2934)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Requires the Public Utilities Commission to establish reliability standards and interconnection requirements for renewable energy projects. Requires implementation of the Hawaii Electricity Reliability Administrator Law. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 2511, SD2

(SSCR3061)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Expands the renewable energy technologies income tax credit to include firm renewable energy systems. Caps the total amount of tax credits for each firm renewable energy system at $750,000. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 2283, SD2

(SSCR2929)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HYDROGEN STRATEGIC PLAN.

Requires the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute to conduct a study to examine the State's ability to advance hydrogen production from local renewable energy resources and to use the results of its study to develop the Hawaii Hydrogen Strategic Plan. Requires the plan to be reviewed and updated every four years. Requires reports to the Legislature. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 2535, SD2

(SSCR3164)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Establishes the number of miles from the shore of a main Hawaiian island where offshore wind turbines may be sited. Takes effect 7/30/2075. (SD2)

 

EEP, JHA, CPC

SB 2483, SD2

(SSCR2918)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Includes as an objective in energy-related planning for the State's facility systems that all new utility scale electricity generation projects be renewable. Includes state policies that ensure short- and long-term provision of adequate, reasonably priced, and dependable renewable energy services, prioritizing the dispatch of renewable energy generation. Updates the State's policies to ensure that all new utility scale electricity generation projects are renewable, prioritize renewable energy generation, and include the use of non-fossil fuel sources in the development or expansion of energy systems. Appropriates moneys. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 2510, SD2

(SSCR2868)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Establishes firm renewable energy generation policy in the Hawaii State Planning Act to ensure the reliable one hundred per cent replacement of fossil fuel electricity generation to increase the sustainability and energy self-sufficiency of the State to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors. Includes exceptions for fossil fuel generation during emergency circumstances. Appropriates moneys. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

 

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Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Chair