Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Approves Emergency Demand Response Program, Offering Lucrative Incentives for Energy Storage Systems

The Hawaii PUC recently approved an Emergency Demand Response Program (EDPR) to swiftly incentivize
energy storage projects to help replace a 180-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Oahu being retired in September 2022. The Aloha state’s EDPR and Scheduled Dispatch Program Rider (SDP) is taking a
proactive approach to help Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) alleviate reduced resources ahead of a coal plant closure that currently provides about 15% of the demand on the island.