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THE SENATE                           S.C.R. NO.            S.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                    SENATE  CONCURRENT
                        RESOLUTION

  REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT,
    AND TOURISM TO COLLABORATE WITH ELECTRICAL SERVICE
    PROVIDERS AND ASSESS NET ENERGY METERING. 


 1        WHEREAS, the Legislature finds that a program to provide
 2   net energy metering for eligible customer-generators may
 3   encourage private investment in renewable resources, stimulate
 4   the State's economic growth, enhance the diversification of the
 5   State's energy sources, and reduce costs for electric service
 6   providers; and
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 8        WHEREAS, an "eligible customer-generator" is a customer of
 9   an electric service provider who, uses a solar-electric
10   generating facility with a capacity of not more than two
11   hundred-fifty kilowatts that is located on the customer's
12   premises, is interconnected and operates in parallel with the
13   electric grid, and is intended to offset part or all of the
14   customer's electrical requirements; and
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16        WHEREAS, "net energy metering" refers to the difference
17   between the electricity supplied to a customer and the
18   electricity generated and fed back to the electric grid by the
19   customer over an annual billing period; now, therefore,
20   
21        BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twentieth Legislature
22   of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2000, the House of
23   Representatives concurring, that the Department of Business,
24   Economic Development, and Tourism is requested to collaborate
25   with every electric service provider located in the State and
26   assess the feasibility and utility of a net energy metering
27   program; and
28   
29        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Department of Business,
30   Economic Development, and Tourism is requested to report its
31   findings and recommendations to the Legislature no later than
32   twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of
33   2001; and
34   
35        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this

 
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 1   Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Director of
 2   Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, AES Hawaii, Inc.,
 3   Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., and Kawaihae Cogeneration
 4   Partners.