News Releases & Announcements

News Releases and Announcements from the Commission

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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Dates, Location, and Public Access to PUC Hearings for the Proposed Change of Control of the Hawaiian Electric Companies to Nextera EnergyPosted on January 22, 2016
The Public Utilities Commission began its formal evidentiary hearings on issues related to the proposed change of control of the Hawaiian Electric Companies[1] and NextEra Energy filed in Docket No. 2015-0022 on November 30, 2015. The Commission recessed its hearings on December 16, 2015. The Commission will resume its formal evidentiary beginning on February 1, […]
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PUC Maui District Office Moved & New Fax NumberPosted on December 29, 2015
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. *Main phone number has not changed.
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Request for Proposals for the Public Benefits Fee Administrator (RFP-PUC-15-03)Posted on November 16, 2015
The State of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission is seeking respondents that will provide Program Administrator services for the Public Benefits Fee Programs. The deadline to register and submit inquiries is November 30, 2015, and proposals are due January 19, 2016.   Find the RFP at http://spo3.hawaii.gov/notices/notices/rfp-puc-15-03-1.
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PUC Reforms Energy Programs to Support Future Sustainable Growth in Hawaii Rooftop Solar MarketPosted on October 13, 2015
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. The reforms established in this Order will (1) promote rapid […]
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Public Utilities Commission Approves Four Utility Scale Renewable Energy Solar ProjectsPosted on August 3, 2015
The Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) approved power purchase agreements (“PPA”) for four utility scale solar projects. Combined, these four projects will provide 137.2 megawatts (“MW”) of renewable energy. These projects and the approvals by the Commission are important steps towards achieving the goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. The four projects […]
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