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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.

Dates, Location, and Public Access to Puc Hearings for the Proposed Change of Control of the Hawaiian Electric Companies to Nextera Energy

The Public Utilities Commission began its formal evidentiary hearings on issues related to the proposed change of control of the Hawaiian Electric Companies and NextEra Energy filed in Docket No. 2015-0022 on November 30, 2015. The Commission recessed its hearings on December 16, 2015. The Commission will resume its formal evidentiary beginning on February 1, 2016. Read More

PUC Maui District Office Moved & New Fax Number

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.

Request for Proposals for the Public Benefits Fee Administrator (RFP-PUC-15-03)

The State of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission is seeking respondents that will provide Program Administrator services for the Public Benefits Fee Programs.  The deadline to register and submit inquiries is November 30, 2015, and proposals are due January 19, 2016.  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

Public Utilities Commission Approves Four Utility Scale Renewable Energy Solar Projects

The Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) approved power purchase agreements (“PPA”) for four utility scale solar projects. Combined, these four projects will provide 137.2 megawatts (“MW”) of renewable energy. Read More

PUC Transferred to Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs from Department of Budget and Finance

Effective July 1, 2015, the Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) has been transferred, for administrative purposes only, to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs from the Department of Budget and Finance pursuant to Act 108, Session Laws of Hawaii 2014. Read More

Request for Information (“RFI”) to solicit input on the scope of services and program offerings for a Public Benefits Fee Administrator (“PBFA”)Due Date: 07/06/2015 – 4:30PM HST

The State of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) issues this RFI to solicit input on the scope of services and program offerings for a PBFA, who shall be responsible for implementation and administration of the Hawaii Energy Efficiency Program (“Hawaii Energy”). The Commission seeks input and recommendations from stakeholders, program developers and administrators, and other similar energy efficiency and/or demand-side management developers, contractors, regulators, or advisors (“Interested Parties”).

PUC Chair and HECO President Sign Agreement to Address Residential PV Interconnection

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

PUC Approves Joint Plan on the Administration of Fit Program Queues to Accelerate Project Completions

December 8, 2014, Honolulu – The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) approved, with certain conditions, a Joint Plan for the administration of the Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) program queues to address important issues and promptly move “shovel ready” projects to completion.  The FIT program is a set of standardized, published rates under which each of the HECO Companies procures distributed renewable energy resources (based on project size), such as solar and wind.  The FIT program was approved as a two-year pilot to facilitate renewable energy project development in Hawaii and has enabled development of approximately 15 Megawatts of clean, solar power in Hawaii. More FIT projects are in development and their completion will be accelerated by the Commission’s order.  Read More

PUC Denies HECO’s Kahe PV Competitive Bid Waiver Request

November 7, 2014, Honolulu – The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) yesterday denied the Hawaiian Electric Company’s (HECO) request  for a waiver from the competitive bidding (CB) framework for its 15 megawatt Kahe Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Project (Kahe PV Project), thereby rendering the decision to approve the project moot in Decision and Order No. 32437 in Docket No. 2013-0360.  Read More

Proposed Rule Change to Standards for Small Power Production and Co-generation

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission is inviting public comment on its proposal to repeal Hawaii Administrative Rule (“HAR”) § 6-74-7, relating to ownership criteria for qualifying cogeneration and small power production facilities, because the rule has become null and void due to a revision of federal law.  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

Decoupling Tariff Filings 2013

HECO’s First Annual Revenue Decoupling Mechanism Filing

Transmittal No. 11-02, March 31, 2011 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)

PUC Annual Report–Fiscal Year 2015

July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

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”).

Renewable Energy Annual Report

April 1, 2013

Residential Solar Water Heating Systems Standards

RSWG Facilitator’s Report

Reliability Standards Working Group (RSWG) Independent Facilitator’s Submittal; Final Report

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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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