FERC, Hawaii PUC Sign Agreement on Information Sharing
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (HPUC) have formally agreed to share information regarding energy issues and regulatory practices. A memorandum of understanding signed by the agencies on November 10 identifies topics that FERC and the HPUC will focus on in their initial exchange of information. One topic for discussion is Hawaii's successes and challenges with large-scale integration of renewable energy resources, including experiences with batteries and other storage devices. Cooperation under the agreement may also include joint studies and training activities. See the FERC press release.