- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission have formally agreed to share information regarding energy issues and regulatory practices.
- One of the initial topics that will be discussed is the integration of renewable resources into the state's existing grid.
- The agreement will also aim to establish and enforce mandatory reliability standards for the grid and analyze regulatory issues associated with the use of natural gas.
From the article:
The agreement identifies topics that FERC and the HPUC will focus on in their initial exchange of information. Cooperation under the agreement may also include joint studies and training activities.
“This agreement is a wonderful opportunity for FERC to gain a greater understanding of the successes and challenges of integrating demand response and renewables and other variable energy resources, through Hawaii’s own experiences,” FERC Chairman Wellinghoff said. ...