Six member organizations comprising distributed energy and smart grid companies have joined to create the newly formed Distributed Energy Resources Council of Hawaii (DERC Hawaii).
The organization is the first association formed in the U.S. to exclusively represent behind-the-meter, distributed energy resources. It supports Hawaii’s goals of to adopt 100 percent renewable generation.
Member companies include E-Gear, a battery energy storage system provider; Enphase, the largest microinverter manufacturer in the world; Hawaii Energy Connection, a sustainable energy solution provider; Hygrid, an energy consulting firm; Stem, a leading intelligent energy storage and software provider; and Tabuchi, one of the world’s largest solar inverter manufacturers.
Distributed Energy Resources Council members’ behind-the-meter technologies and solutions are integral to the sustainable development of the electricity sector in Hawaii. With the formation of DERC Hawaii, member organizations aim to work with all stakeholders willing to collaboratively achieve common goals.
The organization plans to actively participate in proceedings at the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission as well as monitor and engage in relevant legislative opportunities.