Consumer Advocate and Other Parties File GEMS Stipulation – Docket No. 2014-0135

Posted on Sep 1, 2017 in Key Dockets

At the end of August, the Consumer Advocate (CA), Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority, Hawaiian Electric Companies, Hawaii Solar Energy Association and Blue Planet Foundation submitted a stipulation to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) proposing revisions to the process for new and/or enhanced product approval for the Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) Program.

The parties propose the revisions be put in place for a 12-month Initial Pilot period with possible subsequent extensions or to be made permanent pending future PUC review.

Additionally, while not part of the agreement with the filing parties, the CA recommends that the PUC engage an independent certified public accounting firm to conduct an audit of the GEMS Annual Plan. The CA believes that this type of objective assessment would be appropriate to provide greater transparency and to help the PUC’s review of the proposed pilot.

View detail of the docket by searching Docket No. 2014-0135 in the PUC Document Management System.