News Releases & Announcements

News Releases and Announcements from the Commission

PUC Expands Options for Customers to Install Rooftop Solar and Energy StoragePosted on October 20, 2017
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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October 16, 2017 Response from Alan Oshima, President and CEO of HECO, Regarding HEI New Subsidiary Pacific CurrentPosted on October 17, 2017
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.
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Letter to Alan Oshima, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hawaiian Electric Company (“HECO”), Regarding HEI New Subsidiary Pacific CurrentPosted on October 2, 2017
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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PUC Opens Docket and Invites Public Comment on The Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Grid Modernization StrategyPosted on August 30, 2017
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.
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PUC Encourages the Public to Stay Safe by Doing Business Only with PUC Certified Motor CarriersPosted on February 2, 2017
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.
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Application of Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. For Approval of Rate Increases and Revised Rate Schedules and Rules (Docket No. 2015-0170)Posted on November 18, 2016
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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PUC Approves Tariff for Interim Time-of-Use RatesPosted on September 19, 2016
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) issued an order on Friday, September 16, 2016, instructing the Hawaiian Electric Companies (the “HECO Companies”) to offer a tariff giving customers the option of enrolling in a new time-of-use (“TOU”) program, which allows customers to manage their electricity consumption to reduce monthly bills and benefits the […]
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PUC Solicits Written Comments on Sea Link’s Request to Voluntarily Surrender its Certificate of Public Convenience and NecessityPosted on September 7, 2016
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) invites all interested persons to submit written comments to the Commission on Sea Link of Hawaii, Inc.’s (“Sea Link”) request to voluntarily surrender its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (“CPCN”) to operate as a water carrier of passengers and property between the islands of Oahu, Molokai, and Maui. […]
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PUC Votes to Not Approve the HECO Companies and NextEra Energy’s Joint Application for Change of ControlPosted on July 15, 2016
HONOLULU – In a 2-0 decision, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) today dismissed without prejudice the Hawaiian Electric Companies (“HECO Companies”) and NextEra Energy’s (“NextEra”) (collectively, the HECO Companies and NextEra are referred to as the “Applicants”) Joint Application for the Change of Control (“Application” or “Change of Control”). Commissioner Thomas C. […]
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Statement from Chair Randall Y. Iwase, February 18, 2016Posted on 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.
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