Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 Please be advised that customers who wish to install a photovoltaic system in any of the HECO Companies’ territories must first receive written approval from the utility before the customer may install and energize the system.  Specifically, the NEM application has the following language:  “Under no circumstances shall a Customer-Generator interconnect and operate a generating facility in parallel with the Company’s electric system without prior written approval by the Company in the form of a fully executed Net Energy Metering Agreement.”  Please be aware that no traditional PV systems that are designed to connect in parallel with the electrical system are “pre-approved” or “exempt” from the interconnection rules.  If in doubt, check with the NEM department at your local utility.     

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Intersolar Coming Up - July 8-10

Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014  

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HSEA Executive Meeting Thurs May 8

Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2014
HSEA is holding an executive meeting this Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at 6 pm to discuss the recent IRP ruling by the PUC and HSEA's vision and strategy.   

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TOV Compliant Equipment Check added

Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 An updated link to HECO's list of Transient Over-Voltage inverters and Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) has been added to the member's section.  You'll find it on the left hand menu underneath the Circuit Capacity Check.

Regulatory Update 04-28-14

Posted on Monday, April 28, 2014

Many updates have been posted in the Regulatory section of the Member's Area, including Rule 14H, the Grid Modernization Bill, and HECO's Representative Studies.   

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Last Chance to Help Rooftop Solar

Posted on Friday, April 25, 2014

After months of work meeting with stakeholders including the utility, the PUC, the consumer advocate, the Sierra Club, HSEA, and PV coalition, and coming to consensus on a draft for grid modernization that we could all support--there is a last minute effort to wreck the legislation by Senator Baker by taking out any reference to "societal benefits" of solar energy--which would include environmental to economic benefits.  This would tie the hands of the PUC and distinguish Hawaii as a state that doesn't recognize the societal benefits of renewable energy.  How can you help?  You could call the following conference committee chairs: 

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Rogue Systems and Battery Update

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014

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H B 1943 HD 2 SD 1 passed

Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014

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Massive Legislature & Regulatory Updates

Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Updates on MANY bills and regulation changes have been added to the member's only section.  Please log in to view them!

Legislation Cross Over THIS WEEK

Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Believe it or not, we are already at cross over this week.  That means that all bills that have passed through their last committee must be voted on in their respective houses by Tues (or Thurs for amended bills) in order to cross over to the other house on Friday.  Then, next week, it starts all over again.   

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