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The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) regulates all franchised or certificated public service companies operating in the State prescribes 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.

Report to The 2014 Legislature on The Public Utilities Commission Investigation of Pest Control Operator Activities In Hawaii

Issued Pursuant To Act 196, Session Laws of HawaiI 2012, June 2013

Request for Proposals for the State of Hawaii On-Bill Financing Program

Registration by October 10, 2013

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has recently released a Request for Proposals ( to select a Contractor to serve as a Finance Program Administrator of the statewide On-Bill Financing Program which will finance energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements.  The Commission is seeking respondents that will provide servicing and origination services (roughly estimated annual servicing volumes of $12-14M through 5,000 tariff obligations) and capital pool assembly and management services.  The deadline to register is October 10, 2013, and proposals are due in late October (please see the RFP for details).  For any questions about this RFP, please see the “Official Means of Communication” section of the RFP (p.15) for communication procedures.    |  More info on On-Bill Financing

Hawaii Races To The Top For Award In Energy And Water Efficiency

By Kate Zerrenner – Hawaii recently topped the national rankings for energy saving initiatives for the second year in a row. In August, the Energy Services Coalition (ESC) granted the state its ‘Race to the Top’ award for modeling excellence in energy and water efficiency. ESC’s Race to the Top challenge ranks states based on investment per capita in energy savings performance contracting. Hawaii leads with $132.25 per capita, followed by Ohio with $108.58 and Kansas with $97.77. The national average hangs at a low $37.20.  Read Story

Public Utilities Commission Provides Guidance to Hawaiian Electric on Renewable Energy Procurement

Posted on July 12, 2013, HONOLULU – The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) issued yesterday a set of orders: (1) addressing the Final Oahu 200 megawatts (“MW”) Renewable Energy Request For Proposal (“RFP”) by Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (“HECO”) and giving specific guidance on changes to the RFP; (2) opening an investigation to determine whether an Oahu-Maui Interisland Transmission System …read more | Press Release | Orders Discussed

Public Utilities Commission Issues Major Energy Orders

Noting that ratepayers at each of the HECO Companies are growing increasingly frustrated by high electric rates and poor customer service, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (Commission) issued three orders affecting rates and the ratemaking process for the Hawaiian Electric Companies1 on Friday, May 31, 2013. “Taken together, the decisions are intended to hold the HECO Companies responsible and accountable for their performance,” said Commission Chair, Hermina Morita.

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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Hawaii Energy

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Find the latest information concerning the new and expanded Hawaii Energy Efficiency Programs

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One Call Center

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The One Call Center system will provide advanced warning to excavators of the location of underground lines before they begin digging.

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