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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.
Issued Pursuant To Act 196, Session Laws of HawaiI 2012, June 2013
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has recently released a Request for Proposals (http://spo3.hawaii.gov/notices/notices/rfp-puc-14-01) 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
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
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
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.
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)
Reliability Standards Working Group (RSWG) Independent Facilitator’s Submittal; Final Report
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”).
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