Integrating Renewable Energy: A Commercial Sector Perspective on Price-Responsive Load-Shifting

Makena Coffman, Sherilyn Hayashida, Energy Policy and Planning Group, Energy, Reports

Price-based demand response is an important component to achieving Hawaii’s 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard. This report provides a review of the impacts of time varying pricing programs for the commercial and industrial sectors. It presents commercial sector load patterns and rates for Oahu to gain insight into the potential impacts by sector of implementing time varying pricing mechanisms that would be more compatible with renewable energy integration than the existing rate structure.