News Releases & Announcements

News Releases and Announcements from the Commission

PUC Sends Response Letter to HELCO Regarding HELCO-PGV Rebuild AgreementPosted on May 10, 2019
Letter re HELCO Rebuild Agreement with PGV On March 8, 2019, HELCO filed a letter notifying the Commission of its rebuild agreement with Puna Geothermal Venture. HELCO stated that, although it believes a related overhead line proceeding and public hearing are not required, it “stands ready to abide” by the Commission’s determination in that regard. […]
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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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PUC Initiates Response Plan to Address Shutdown of Puna Geothermal Power Plant on Hawaii IslandPosted on June 15, 2018
The PUC has asked the Hawaiian Electric Companies and Hawaiʻi Energy to take immediate steps to respond to the economic, reliability, and renewable energy impacts created by the natural disaster.  
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PUC Invites Public Comment on the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Roadmap for Electric VehiclesPosted on June 13, 2018
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission invites public comment on the HECO Companies’ Electrification of Transportation Roadmap. The Roadmap describes the HECO Companies’ strategy to support a transition of Hawaii’s ground transportation system from fossil-fuel dependence to one based on an abundance of renewable energy. Related Information Press Release Decision and Order No. 35527 Docket 2018-0135
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