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The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) regulates all chartered, franchised, certificated, and registered public utility companies operating in the State; reviews and approves rates, tariffs, charges and fees; determines the allowable rate of earnings in establishing rates; issues guidelines concerning the general management of franchised or certificated utility businesses; and acts on requests for the acquisition, sale, disposition or other exchange of utility properties, including mergers and consolidations.
In support of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commission’s (“NARUC”) resolution supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) WaterSense “Fix-a-Leak Week”, March 20 – 26, 2017, the Hawai’i Public Utilities Commission encourages the adoption of programs and the offering of products that promote water efficiency, and to find and fix leaks to save water in our community. Read More
February 2, 2017 – The Hawai’i Public Utilities Commission’s (“PUC”) reminds the public that its enforcement officers continue to be on the road at unannounced times statewide to ensure that motor carriers are in compliance with state laws and rules. High-traffic tourist attraction areas such as Kailua, Oahu and Hana, Maui are among the patrolled areas. Read More
The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) regulates privately-owned water and sewage treatment utilities in Hawaii. (The Commission does not regulate municipal water and wastewater utility services provided by local city and county governments.) Read More
The Public Utilities Commission (“Commission” or “PUC”) of the State of Hawaii (“State”) submits this Annual Report pursuant to §269-5, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”). In short, this report summarizes the activities and operations of the Commission and the public utilities it regulates during the 2016 Fiscal Year (“FY”), which runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Read Report
The PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION of the STATE OF HAWAII (“Commission”) pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”) §§ 269-12 and 269-16, HEREBY GIVES NOTICE that it will hold public hearings relating to the Application of HAWAII ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY, INC. (“HELCO”), filed on September 19, 2016, for Approval of Rate Increases and Revised Rate Schedules and Rules (“Application”). The Commission will hold public hearings Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 5:30 p.m. at Hilo High School Cafeteria and Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 5:30 p.m. at West Hawaii Civic Center. Read More
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) issued an order on Friday, September 16, 2016, instructing the Hawaiian Electric Companies (the “HECO Companies”) to offer a tariff giving customers the option of enrolling in a new time-of-use (“TOU”) program, which allows customers to manage their electricity consumption to reduce monthly bills and benefits the overall grid. Read More
With a Decision and Order issued on October 12, 2015, the Hawaii PUC has established reforms through a collaborative process that will support further sustainable growth in the market for rooftop solar systems and other distributed energy resources (“DER”) desired by Hawaii’s residents and businesses. Read More
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) announced four major decisions and orders that collectively provide key policy, resource planning, and operational directives to the Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO Companies). Read More
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