News Releases & Announcements

News Releases and Announcements from the Commission

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebate ProgramPosted on December 31, 2019
The Electric Vehicle Charging Station (“EVCS”) rebate program is an initiative passed in the Legislature in the spring of 2019, and subsequently approved by Governor Ige via Act 142.  This program provides funding for rebates for EV charging station installations and upgrades throughout the State of Hawaii beginning January 1, 2020. Hawaii Energy (the energy […]
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Details for attending and viewing the hearing on Life of the Land’s Motion for Relief from Order No. 32600Posted on November 21, 2019
The Commission welcomes all interested members of the public to the hearing on Life of the Land’s Motion.  The Commission will open the hearing room at 1:00 p.m. for those who wish to attend in person.  There will be a bag check at the entrance of the building.  This is intended for everyone’s safety and […]
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PUC Sends Response Letter to HELCO Regarding HELCO-PGV Rebuild AgreementPosted on May 10, 2019
HELCO-PGV Quarterly Report – December 2, 2019 On December 2, 2019, HELCO provided the PUC with a quarterly report regarding the status of various permits required for the PGV facility. HELCO also noted that it continues to make progress in its negotiations with PGV on pricing and terms for an amended and restated power purchase […]
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Notice of Public Hearing for Application of Kona Water Service Company, Inc., For A General Rate Increase and For Approval of Revisions of Its TariffPosted on May 6, 2019
The STATE OF HAWAII PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (“Commission”) will hold a public hearing relating to the application of KONA WATER SERVICE COMPANY, INC., (“KWSC”) for Commission approval of a general rate increase and revisions of its tariff, based on a 2019 calendar year test year (“Application”). The public hearing will be held as follows: Thursday, […]
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PUC Approves Joint Pole Agreement Between Hawaiian Telcom and Hawaiian Electric CompaniesPosted on November 2, 2018
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approved an agreement that would transfer ownership of 120,000 utility poles from Hawaiian Telcom to Hawaiian Electric. Hawaiian Electric would assume sole ownership of the jointly owned poles on Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Hawaii island. The agreement aims to administer a more efficient and effective servicing of pole infrastructure, […]
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PUC Issues Final Decision for Maui Electric Company, Inc. Power Purchase Agreement with Molokai New Energy PartnersPosted on August 6, 2018
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission issued its Final Decision and Order approving Maui Electric Company, Inc.’s Power Purchase Agreement for Renewable As-Available Energy and Electric Services with Molokai New Energy Partners. The 4.88-megawatt photovoltaic project, coupled with a 3 MW/15MW-hour battery energy storage system with a maximum allowed export of 2.64 MW, is proposed to […]
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PUC Invites Public Comment on Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Integrated Grid Planning ReportPosted on July 12, 2018
As requested by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”), the Hawaiian Electric Companies (“Companies”) have filed their Integrated Grid Planning Report (“IGP Report”) with the Commission. The IGP Report describes the Companies’ new approach to power system planning. The Commission has opened Docket No. 2018-0165 to investigate the IGP Report, and to ensure that the […]
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PUC Opens Proceeding to Investigate Establishment of Microgrid Services TariffPosted on July 11, 2018
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has opened a new proceeding to investigate the establishment of a microgrid services tariff.
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PUC Issues Final Decision for Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. Rate RequestPosted on June 29, 2018
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, in a 3-0 decision issued its Final Decision and Order approving a rate increase and revised rate schedules and rules for Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. (“HELCO”). Related Information Press Release Decision and Order No. 35559 Docket 2015-0170
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PUC Approves Rate Decrease for Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.Posted on June 22, 2018
In a 3-0 decision, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission today issued its Final Decision and Order approving a rate decrease for Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. Related Information Press Release Decision and Order No. 35545 Docket 2016-0328
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