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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.

PUC Encourages the Public to Stay Safe by Doing Business Only with PUC Certified Motor Carriers

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

Development of Rules for Water and Wastewater Service

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

PUC Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016

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

Application of Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. For Approval of Rate Increases and Revised Rate Schedules and Rules (Docket No. 2015-0170)

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

PUC Approves Tariff for Interim Time-of-Use Rates

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

PUC Reforms Energy Programs to Support Future Sustainable Growth in Hawaii Rooftop Solar Market

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

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). Read More

Recent additions to the Resource Library. Go to the Resource Library for all resources.
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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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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