Hawaii Regulator Approves $86 Million for First Phase of HECO’s Grid Modernization Plan

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission on March 25 authorized the initial, four-year phase of the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ grid modernization strategy set to begin later this year. The companies will invest $86.3 million in advanced meters, a meter data management system, and a telecommunications network. The companies said that the first phase marks a “foundational…

Maryland Lawmakers Pass Legislation to Expand Community Solar, Establish Battery Pilot

The Maryland legislature on March 28 approved a measure that would extend the state’s community solar pilot through 2024 and remove the limit on the maximum number of subscribers in the program. The legislation would also include annually increasing capacity levels for each program category, modifying the current requirement that allows restrictions to enable regulators…...