269-106  Billing periods; twelve-month reconciliation.  (a)  Billing of net energy metering customers shall be on a monthly basis; provided that the last monthly bill for each twelve-month period shall reconcile for that twelve-month period the net electricity provided by the electric utility with:

     (1)  The electricity generated by the eligible customer-generator and fed back to the electric grid over the monthly billing period; and

     (2)  Any unused credits for excess electricity from the eligible customer-generator carried over from prior months since the last twelve-month reconciliation period.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 269-106

  • Eligible customer-generator: means a metered residential or commercial customer, including a government entity, of an electric utility who owns and operates a solar, wind turbine, biomass, or hydroelectric energy generating facility, or a hybrid system consisting of two or more of these facilities, that is:

         (1)  Located on the customer's premises;

         (2)  Operated in parallel with the utility's transmission and distribution facilities;

         (3)  In conformance with the utility's interconnection requirements; and

         (4)  Intended primarily to offset part or all of the customer's own electrical requirements. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 269-101

  • month: means a calendar month; and the word "year", a calendar year. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-20
  • Net energy metering: means measuring the difference between the electricity supplied through the electric grid and the electricity generated by an eligible customer-generator and fed back to the electric grid over a monthly billing period; provided that:

         (1)  Net energy metering shall be accomplished using a single meter capable of registering the flow of electricity in two directions;

         (2)  An additional meter or meters to monitor the flow of electricity in each direction may be installed with the consent of the customer-generator, at the expense of the electric utility, and the additional metering shall be used only to provide the information necessary to accurately bill or credit the customer-generator, or to collect solar, wind turbine, biomass, or hydroelectric energy generating system performance information for research purposes;

         (3)  If the existing electrical meter of an eligible customer-generator is not capable of measuring the flow of electricity in two directions, the electric utility shall be responsible for all expenses involved in purchasing and installing a meter that is able to measure electricity flow in two directions;

         (4)  If an additional meter or meters are installed, the net energy metering calculation shall yield a result identical to that of a single meter; and

         (5)  An eligible customer-generator who already owns an existing solar, wind turbine, biomass, or hydroelectric energy generating facility, or a hybrid system consisting of two or more of these facilities, is eligible to receive net energy metering service in accordance with this part. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 269-101

     (b)  Credits for excess electricity from the eligible customer-generator that remain unused after each twelve-month reconciliation period may not be carried over to the next twelve-month period.