Microgrids are the new darling in energy thinking and planning.
But microgrids do not have to be centered on electricity or energy. They can be a way of thinking about communities in general.
The Public Utilities Commission is currently holding an Evidentiary Hearing on Decoupling.
As part of that proceeding, the Hawaii Solar Energy Association (HSEA) is proposing that the cost plus profit form of utility regulation be replaced with Performance Based Regulation Plus (PBR+).