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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.
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
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) invites all interested persons to submit written comments to the Commission on Sea Link of Hawaii, Inc.’s (“Sea Link”) request to voluntarily surrender its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (“CPCN”) to operate as a water carrier of passengers and property between the islands of Oahu, Molokai, and Maui. Sea Link currently provides ferry service between Lahaina, Maui, and Kaunakakai, Molokai and desires to cease operations. Read More
Chair Iwase has announced the appointment of Caroline Ishida as Chief Counsel of The Public Utilities Commission effective July 26, 2016. After serving in various capacities with the Office of the Missouri Attorney General, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Earthjustice, and the Hawaii State Department of Health, Ms. Isihida joined the Commission in March of 2015. Chair Iwase said that since coming on board, Caroline has demonstrated the kind of understanding, aptitude, and dedication that the Commission needs to carry out its duties and responsibilities.
In a 2-0 decision, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) today dismissed without prejudice the Hawaiian Electric Companies (“HECO Companies”) and NextEra Energy’s (“NextEra”) (collectively, the HECO Companies and NextEra are referred to as the “Applicants”) Joint Application for the Change of Control (“Application” or “Change of Control”). Commissioner Thomas C. Gorak abstained from signing the Decision and Order. Read More
On July 1, 2016, Thomas G. Gorak was sworn as a Commissioner to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. Mr. Gorak was appointed to the Commission by Governor David Ige on June 29, 2016 (Governor’s Office News Release: Governor Appoints Thomas Gorak to Public Utilities Commission).
The PUC’s Maui District Office has moved to One Main Plaza 2200 Main Street, Suite 540, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793. The new Maui Fax Number is 808-984-8188. The main phone number,808-984-8182, has not changed. Read More
Clean and safe water is a fundamental part of our daily lives, protecting public health, ensuring public safety, and supporting our economy. Most Americans take water, and the systems that bring it to and from homes and businesses, for granted. However, across the nation, the infrastructure that provides clean and safe water is aging and in need of investment to make critical repairs or replace equipment. Read More
“As Chair of the Public Utilities Commission, I am disappointed with several recent events that affect new renewable energy projects in the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ (“HECO Companies”) service territories…” Read More
The PUC annual report summarizes the activities and operations of the Commission and the entities it regulates and is submitted to the governor pursuant to HRS 269-5.
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
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
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
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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