Community Meetings and Working Sessions

Community Discussion on Electric Utility Regulatory Models, November 2018

Under the direction of the Hawaii State Legislature, the Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism is undertaking a study on the future of electric utility ownership and regulatory models in Hawaii.

HSEO has contracted with Boston-based London Economics International to carry out the study, which is expected to be completed by January 2019.

As a part of this study, you are invited to share your thoughts and input on the future of electric utility ownership and regulatory models including the role of performance based regulation in achieving state energy goals, including achieving 100% renewable energy and minimizing rate increases. We welcome everyone’s participation and request that you register via the meeting flyers accessed through the links below. Light refreshments will be served.

The meetings will occur statewide, November 13-16, 2018 as follows, with all venues to be confirmed soon:

Tuesday, November 13

5:30–7:00 p.m., TBD, Hilo, Hawaii

6:00-7:30 p.m., Wailuku Community Center, Wailuku, Maui

Wednesday, November 14

6:00-7:30 p.m., Mitchell Pauole Center, Kaunakakai, Molokai

5:30-7:00 p.m., NELHA, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Thursday, November 15

6:00-7:30 p.m., Lanai Community Center, Lanai City, Lanai

5:30-7:00 p.m., Kauai High School Dining Hall, Lihue, Kauai

Friday, November 16

6:00-7:30 p.m., FTZ Homer Maxey Conference Center, Honolulu, Oahu

We welcome everyone’s participation. If you have any questions or are unable to attend a meeting and would like to provide feedback via email, please contact us at dbedt.utilitybizmodstudy@hawaii.gov. The meeting material will be posted on energy.hawaii.gov/utility-model/community-outreach.

We look forward to your participation and input.

 


 

Community Discussion on Electric Utility Regulatory Models, June 2018

As directed by the Hawaii State Legislature, the Department of Business, Economic Development and  Tourism (DBEDT) is conducting a study on alternative electric utility and regulatory models in Hawaii. As part of this study, DBEDT’s contractors – London Economics International and Meister Consultants Group, conducted meetings for community input on the future of electric utility regulatory models in achieving state energy goals, including achieving 100% renewable energy and minimizing rate increases. The meetings were held statewide June 13-22, 2018.

Presentation: Future Electricity Sector Ownership & Regulation in Hawaii

We welcome everyone’s participation. If you were not able to attend a meeting and would like to provide feedback via email, please contact us at dbedt.utilitybizmodstudy@hawaii.gov.

 


 

Community Discussion on Utility Ownership Models, October 2017

The Hawaii State Energy Office hosted a series of community meetings across the state to solicit community input for a study being done on future models for utility ownership and regulation in Hawaii.  Contractor London Economics International and subcontractor Meister Consultants Group led the community meetings October 9-13, 2017.

Meeting Materials:

Workshop Handout

Worksheet

Presentation: Community Discussion on Utility Ownership Models

We welcome everyone’s participation. If you were not able to attend a meeting and would like to provide feedback via email, please contact us at dbedt.utilitybizmodstudy@hawaii.gov.

 


 

Working session at VERGE Hawaii 2017

A working session was held at the VERGE Hawaii Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit. The workshop provided an opportunity for attendees to hear from leading voices in the energy policy discussion, and to provide direct feedback through small-group facilitated discussions to inform the investigation of electric utility ownership and regulatory models to serve each county of the State.

Session Title: Future Models for Utility Ownership and Regulation in Hawaii
Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Event description: State officials, energy industry leaders, and project staff discussed the possibilities for Hawaii’s energy future at this session, which served as the public introduction of this extensive effort. The session provided an opportunity to hear from leading voices in the energy policy discussion. Panelists included Terry Surles, Interim Energy Administrator, Hawaii State Energy Office; Scott Seu, SVP Public Affairs, HECO; Dean Nishina, Utilities Administrator, Division of Consumer Advocacy; and David Bissell, President and CEO, KIUC. The session was moderated by AJ Goudling, President, London Economics.

Comments may be emailed to dbedt.utilitybizmodstudy@hawaii.gov.