Alexa, Please Turn the Power Back on. Alexa? Alexa?

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We worry about the big calamities like hurricanes and cyberattacks that cause long power outages. But let’s face it, for most of us momentary outages are more likely to disrupt our daily lives. Mike Edmonds, chief commercial officer for S&C Electric, thinks about this when his 5-year-old son calls out: “Alexa, bedtime story!” Raised … [Read more...]

Why HECO Drew Such Low Solar-Plus-Storage Prices

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Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) is seeking approval for seven utility scale solar-plus-storage projects that could set a new benchmark for low-cost renewable power in the island state. The low prices reflect the high cost of generating electricity in Hawaii and of the state’s ambitious 100 percent renewable portfolio standard. The … [Read more...]

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Considers Microgrid Tariff

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After Aloha state Gov. David Ige reiterated his support for microgrids and signed legislation calling for a microgrid services tariff last week, Hawaii regulators were quick to open up a proceeding to establish the new utility rate. Docket No. 2018-0163, currently before the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, applies to Hawaiian Electric, … [Read more...]

Green & Distributed Energy Solicitations in Ontario, Hawaii, California

Hawaii, Ontario and California have green and distributed energy solicitations in various stages of planning or action, some directly tied to microgrid and smart grid efforts. Hawaii Hawaiian Electric Companies recently laid out a near-term path toward its 30-year goal to achieve 100 percent renewable energy. Called the Power Supply … [Read more...]