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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.

Statement from Chair Randall Y. Iwase, February 18, 2016

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

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.

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 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

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

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has repealed Hawaii Administrative Rule (“HAR”) § 6-74-7, relating to ownership criteria for qualifying cogeneration and small power production facilities, because the rule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

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

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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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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