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Hawaii PUC Invites Public Comment on the HECO Companies’ Action Plans

September 15, 2014, Honolulu — The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) is inviting public comment to provide transparency and community input in the review of the “Power Supply Improvement Plans” (“PSIPs”) and Distributed General Interconnection Plan (“DGIP”) filed by the Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (“HECO”), Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. (“HELCO”), and Maui Electric Company, Limited (“MECO”) (collectively, the “HECO Companies”) on August 26, 2014. These comments, which will be accepted through October 6, 2014, will assist the Commission in its initial review and assessment of the action plans.  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

PUC Invites Public Comment On HECO Companies’ Integrated Demand Response Portfolio Plan

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) is inviting public comment on the Integrated Demand Response Portfolio Plan (“IDRPP”) filed by the Hawaiian Electric Companies (“HECO Companies”).1 The IDRPP was filed on July 28, 2014, in response to the PUC’s “Policy Statement And Order Regarding Demand Response Programs” (“DR Policy Statement”), issued on April 28, 2014. The DR Policy Statement directed the HECO Companies to review their current demand response programs, develop detailed estimates of demand response potential, and consolidate their programs into a single integrated portfolio.

Sales Decoupling Tariffs for HECO Companies Approved

HONOLULU – On Friday, May 30, 2014, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) issued an order approving the annual “sales decoupling” tariff filings for the Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., the Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc., and the Maui Electric Company, Limited.

Smart Grid Leadership Awards to be Presented to Four State Commissioners at National Town Meeting

(Washington, DC – May 6, 2014) The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) announced today this year’s recipients of its Demand Response and Smart Grid Leadership Awards. The recipients are Audrey Zibelman, Chair, New York Department of Public Service; Ann Berwick, Chair, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities; Kelly Speakes-Backman, Commissioner, Maryland Public Service Commission; and Lorraine Akiba, Commissioner, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission.

PUC Orders Action Plans to Achieve State’s Energy Goals

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). The orders require the 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.

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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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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