News Release

In a 3-0 decision, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) today granted, subject to certain conditions imposed by the Commission, Hawaiian Telcom, Inc., Hawaiian Telcom Services Company, Inc., and Wavecom Solutions Corporation (collectively, “Hawaiian Telcom”) and Cincinnati Bell lnc.’s (“Cincinnati Bell”) (collectively, Hawaiian Telcom and Cincinnati Bell are referred to as the “Applicants”) ...
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The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) has opened a proceeding to investigate performance-based regulation for the Hawaiian Electric Companies. Performance-based regulation (“PBR”) includes a set of alternative regulatory mechanisms intended to focus utilities on performance and desired outcomes, such as increased renewable energy, lower cost, and improved customer service. Related Information Press Release Order No. ...
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By this Order the commission accepts and approves the “Parties Stipulated Settlement on Remaining Issues,” filed March 5, 2018, which resolves all remaining issues in this proceeding, as set forth in Order No. 35281, except for Amended sub-issue No. 4(a) Related Information Order No. 35335  – Approving the Parties’ Stipulated Settlement on Remaining Issues Filed ...
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The Public Utilities Commission has opened a new proceeding to investigate the impact of the recently signed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on regulated utilities in Hawaii. The Commission intends to ensure that Hawaii customers benefit from lower federal tax rates on their utility bills. Related Information Press Release Order No 35241 Opening ...
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In a Decision and Order issued today, the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission approved two new programs that will expand opportunities for customers to install rooftop solar and battery energy storage systems, while clarifying terms of existing programs to provide greater certainty for customers who have already invested in a rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system. Related Information ...
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Alan Oshima, President and CEO of Hawaiian Electric Company, responds to the October 2, 2017 letter from Chair Iwase regarding Pacific Current’s agreement to purchase the Hamakua Energy Partners’ power plant on Hawaii Island.

The Commission received a press release issued by Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (“HEI”), dated September 20, 2017, stating that HEI has established a new subsidiary, Pacific Current, which has agreed to purchase the Hamakua Energy Partners (“HEP”) power plant on Hawaii Island, “for an undisclosed price.” The HEP power plant provides energy and capacity services ...
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HONOLULU – After receiving input from stakeholders and the public, the HECO Companies filed their Final Grid Modernization Strategy with the Commission on August 29, 2017. The Commission has opened Docket No. 2017-0226 to serve as a repository for the HECO Companies’ Final Grid Modernization Strategy and any comments from the public.

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.

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 ...
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