The limit for Big Island solar systems that send power to the grid has been reached. If you have a NEM or Net Energy Metering agreement you are allowed to store energy on the grid. If you have not installed your NEM system and need help, call us and we will see what we can do. This is an opportunity you do not want to pass you by. If you don’t have a NEM agreement or the interim customer grid supply known as CGS, you can use the new customer self-supply (CSS) program.
The Hawaii Electric Light customer grid-supply program has reached the 5-megawatt capacity limit set by the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for Hawaii Island. As of August, the capacity of approved systems under the grid-supply program totals was over four megawatts. If you would still like to get an application into the CGS program contact us right away to get your paperwork going! If the program re-opens, you will already be in the review queue. There is no guarantee the program will re-open, but chances are not every person who had a reservation will use it. If this happens, then possibly HELCO will allow a few more customers in the CGS program.
However, now that the CGS cap is met, you are still able to buy PV systems that don’t export to the grid and still offset a substantial part of your electric bill. Under a Customer Self-Supply option, households are able to generate their own electricity and potentially store energy for use after the sun goes down. The Public Utilities Commission created the self-supply program as an alternative to the grid-supply program. Contact us to find out more about your solar power options. The way you use energy is about to change and we are here to provide you with safe and affordable options.