The MOU between UH and HECO to collaboratively work together on an “green tariff” as part of a larger agreement to work collaboratively towards a master energy resource plan which:
- promotes the growth renewable energy
- reduces carbon emissions to mitigate against climate change
- supports state 100% renewables by 2045 RPS
- contributes to stabilizing the grid
- lowers the cost of UH energy bills
- boosts clean energy sector
- strengthens campus and community resiliency
- advances EV infrastructure and adoption
- benefits all residents and businesses
- provides a model for others emulate
WORKING GROUP MEMBERS INCLUDE:
- Matthew K Lynch, UH System Sustainability Coordinator
- Miles Topping, UH Director Energy Management
- Doug Codiga, Legal Counsel to UH
- Michael Chang, Hawaiian Electric Consultant
- Dennis Lee, Hawaiian Electric Pricing Manager
- Brendan Bailey, Hawaiian Electric Assistant Deputy General Counsel
- Eric Kunisaki, Hawaiian Electric Senior Associate General Counsel
- Enrique Che, Hawaiian Electric Field Services Manager
ADVISORY GROUP MEMBERS INCLUDE:
- Michael Roberts, University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO)
- Mark Glick, Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute (HNEI)
GREEN TARIFF DESIGN PRINCIPLES:
The Working Group met on Dec 6, 2017 to agree upon the following parameters for the design of a green tariff:
- Lowers UH’s electricity bill
- Keeps as many options open for as long as possible to UH
- No negative impact to other customers; ideally net benefit for everyone
- Determine timeframes for committing lands for Green Tariff PPA or Competitive RFP
Additionally, the group agreed that incorporation of the following guiding principles outlined in a recent white paper report issued by the Advanced Energy Economy Institute will result in a stronger and more robust tariff design:
- Charge participants according to the actual cost of serving them.
- Pass RECs and REC costs to participants.
- Charge transparent cost-based administrative and program fees.
- Set fair termination requirements.
- Consider the impact of costs and benefits outside the scope of the program.
- Enable participation by both new and existing customers.
- Allow flexibility within the program to address unique needs and circumstances.
- Set a regular schedule for program review
*Updated 01-08-18 to include Eric Kunisaki on Working Group.