Hawaii distributed energy and smart grid companies form new trade group
DERC Hawaii defines itself as “a collaboration between distributed energy resource (DER) and smart grid companies committed to developing constructive paths towards an affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy supply for Hawaii.” Its two objectives are to enable DER and smart grid technologies and to ensure they are reasonably compensated.
“It is not just about solar anymore,” said CEO Chris DeBone of founding member Hawaii Energy Connection. “The like-minded group of participants in this new coalition did not see proper representation in what was called the DER docket.”
The founding group feels those who make and deploy things like smart grid technologies, intelligent energy management, smart meters, and energy storage need to have a voice, he added.