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PUC Chair and HECO President Sign Agreement to Address Residential PV Interconnection

On February 27, 2015, Randy Iwase, Chair of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission and Alan Oshima, President and CEO of Hawaii Electric Company, signed an agreement to address the present matter concerning residential interconnections and the issuance of letters of general application relating to the denial or delay of interconnection of residential rooftop photovoltaic systems to the grid.  Read More

PUC Approves Joint Plan on the Administration of Fit Program Queues to Accelerate Project Completions

December 8, 2014, Honolulu – The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) approved, with certain conditions, a Joint Plan for the administration of the Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) program queues to address important issues and promptly move “shovel ready” projects to completion.  The FIT program is a set of standardized, published rates under which each of the HECO Companies procures distributed renewable energy resources (based on project size), such as solar and wind.  The FIT program was approved as a two-year pilot to facilitate renewable energy project development in Hawaii and has enabled development of approximately 15 Megawatts of clean, solar power in Hawaii. More FIT projects are in development and their completion will be accelerated by the Commission’s order.  Read More

PUC Denies HECO’s Kahe PV Competitive Bid Waiver Request

November 7, 2014, Honolulu – The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) yesterday denied the Hawaiian Electric Company’s (HECO) request  for a waiver from the competitive bidding (CB) framework for its 15 megawatt Kahe Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Project (Kahe PV Project), thereby rendering the decision to approve the project moot in Decision and Order No. 32437 in Docket No. 2013-0360.  Read More

Proposed Rule Change to Standards for Small Power Production and Co-generation

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission is inviting public comment on its proposal to repeal Hawaii Administrative Rule (“HAR”) § 6-74-7, relating to ownership criteria for qualifying cogeneration and small power production facilities, because the rule has become null and void due to a revision of federal law.  Read More

PUC Receives the Heco Companies’ Action Plans  To Achieve State Energy Goals

Honolulu – On April 28, 2014 the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) ordered the Hawaiian Electric Companies (“HECO Companies”) to develop and implement major improvement action plans to aggressively pursue energy cost reductions, proactively respond to emerging renewable energy integration challenges, improve the interconnection process for customer-sited solar photovoltaic (“PV”) systems, and embrace customer demand response programs within 120 days. The filing deadline for the plans was at the close of business today. Late this afternoon the PUC received the Power Supply Improvement Plan (“PSIP”), Distributed Generation Interconnection Plan (“DGIP”), and the integrated interconnection queue proposal for the HECO Companies.  Read More

Decoupling Tariff Filings 2013

Renewable Energy Annual Report – April 1, 2013

Pursuant to HRS 269-45, The Gas Company LLC, dba HAWAII GAS, submits it’s Renewable Energy Annual Report to the Hawai`i Public Utilities Commission (PUC)

RSWG Facilitator’s Report

Reliability Standards Working Group  (RSWG) Independent Facilitator’s Submittal; Final Report

PUC Special Fund Report – Fiscal Year 2011-12

Section 269-33, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”), establishes the Public Utilities Commission (“Commission” or “PUC”) Special Fund (“Special Fund”) to be used to pay for all the operating expenses of the Commission and the Division of the Consumer Advocacy, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (“Consumer Advocate”).

PUC Annual Report–Fiscal Year 2011-12

HECO’s First Annual Revenue Decoupling Mechanism Filing

Residential Solar Water Heating Systems Standards

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Advanced Energy Now 2014 Market Report
Global and U.S. Markets by Revenue 2011-2013 and Key Trends in Advanced Energy Growth. Prepared by Navigant Research. The Advanced Energy Now 2014 Market Report is the first annual report of market size, by revenue, of the advanced energy industry, worldwide and in the United States. As defined by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national […]
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American’s Power Plan
America’s Power Plan is a policy toolkit, developed to facilitate the transition to a clean energy future. Market forces, driven by public demand for cleaner, more efficient energy and technological innovation are redefining America’s power sector. These trends will change the electricity system and utility businesses at their core. But our century-old legal, economic and […]
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Investigating a Higher Renewables Portfolio Standard in California, Executive Summary
January 2014 – Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. This report presents the results of a study of a 50% renewables portfolio standard (RPS) in California in 2030. The study was funded by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD), San Diego […]
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