News Releases & Announcements

Public Utilities Commission Provides Guidance to Hawaiian Electric on Renewable Energy ProcurementPosted 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 […]
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Electronic File (eFile) of DocumentsPosted on July 1, 2013
PUBLIC NOTICE – Starting July 1, 2013, individuals may electronically file (eFile) non-confidential documents and pay electronically (ePayment) for documents requiring a fee pursuant to §6-61-24, Hawai`i Administrative Rules, with the Hawai`i Public Utilities Commission (Commission) via the Commission’s Document Management System (DMS). For more information about eFiling, visit the Commission’s website at: http://puc.hawaii.gov/. Public […]
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Public Utilities Commission Issues Major Energy OrdersPosted on June 3, 2013
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 […]
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Public Utilities Commission Approves New Rules for Interconnection to The HECO Companies’ Distribution SystemPosted on November 29, 2011
HONOLULU – In a Decision and Order issued today, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (Commission) approved revisions to the HECO Companies’ Tariff Rule 14H, which governs the interconnection of distributed generating facilities, such as solar photovoltaic systems, operating in parallel with the HECO Companies’ electrical distribution system. The revisions are intended to facilitate increased penetration […]
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Champley Appointed PUC CommissionerPosted on September 30, 2011
HONOLULU – Governor Neil Abercrombie announced the appointment of Michael Champley as commissioner to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on September 15, 2011. He began serving on the PUC on an interim basis after being sworn into office on September 22. His appointment is subject to confirmation by the Hawaii State Senate when the […]
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Commissioner and Former Chairman Carlito P. Caliboso Announces Resignation As A Member of The Public Utilities Commission To Return To The Private SectorPosted on August 2, 2011
HONOLULU – In a letter to Governor Neil Abercrombie dated August 5, 2011, Carlito P. Caliboso, resigned as a Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”), effective as of the close of business on August 31, 2011, which will be his last day in office.
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Public Utilities Commission Approves Feed-In Tariffs For The Hawaiian Electric Companies To Facilitate The Acquisition And Development Of Renewable EnergyPosted on October 13, 2010
HONOLULU – The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (Commission) today issued an order approving feed-in tariffs (FIT) for the Hawaiian Electric Companies (Hawaiian Electric Company, Hawaii Electric Light Company, and Maui Electric Company) for renewable energy generators of up to 500 kW in size, to facilitate the acquisition and development of renewable energy in Hawaii. The […]
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Public Utilities Commission Approves a Final Rate IncreasePosted on September 23, 2010
On September 23, 2010, the Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) issued its final Decision and Order approving an increase in annual revenues of $548,682 over previously existing rates (an increase of approximately 126.52%) for Molokai Public Utilities, Inc. (“MPU”), based on a test year period from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, and a total […]
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Public Utilities Commission Approves Applicable Portions of the Chapter 11 Reorganization Plan of Hawaiian Telcom, Inc. and Hawaiian Telcom Services Company, Inc.Posted on September 22, 2010
HONOLULU – Today, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) issued a Decision and Order approving applicable portions of Hawaiian Telcom, Inc.’s and Hawaiian Telcom Services Company, Inc.’s (collectively, “Hawaiian Telcom”) Joint Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization (the “Reorganization Plan”). The Reorganization Plan was previously confirmed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of […]
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Public Utilities Commission Issues Interim Decision and Order Approving Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines LLC’s Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and NecessityPosted on September 20, 2010
HONOLULU – Today, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) issued an Interim Decision and Order approving Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines LLC’s (“Pasha”) application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (“CPCN”). The Interim Decision and Order authorizes Pasha to operate as a water carrier of property between and among the ports of Honolulu, Kahului, […]
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Public Utilities Commission Issues Final Decision Approving A Decoupling Mechanism For The Hawaiian Electric Companies To Encourage Their Support For Renewable Energy And Energy Efficiency InitiativesPosted on August 31, 2010
HONOLULU – To encourage the Hawaiian Electric Companies (Hawaiian Electric Company, Hawaii Electric Light Company, and Maui Electric Light Company) to accelerate the adoption of clean energy resources, including renewable energy generation and energy efficiency programs, the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission (Commission) today approved a decoupling mechanism that is designed to de-link the Hawaiian Electric […]
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The Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission Establishes Solar Water Heater Systems Standards for New Single-Family HomesPosted on July 1, 2009
HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission (PUC) announced today that it has established Solar Water Heater Systems Standards (standards) as required under Act 204, passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Linda Lingle in 2008.
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Public Utilities Commission Forced to Propose Temporary Rate Increases for Moloka`i Utilities to enable Temporary Continuation of ServicesPosted on June 17, 2008
HONOLULU — Today, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) announced that it was forced to open a proceeding on Monday to consider giving temporary rate increases to two regulated water utilities and one regulated sewer utility on Molokai, because the utilities stated that they are unable to adequately fund their operations and plan to cease […]
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