Energy

April 13, 2021 1:00 pm – The Commission is holding this Status Conference to (1) receive an update from Hawaiian Electric and Clearway Energy Group on the status of discussions regarding the Miliani I Solar and Waiawa Solar projects; (2) review Hawaiian Electric’s responses to Commission questions regarding the Transition Plan for the Retirement of ...
Read More Status Conference on HECO’s Transition Plan for the Retirement of the Kahului Power Plant (2021-0024)

Overview The Commission will use this docket to transparently review and track the status of current projects, identify near-term interconnection process improvements to facilitate renewable projects under development, and elicit the best solutions to ensure a cost-effective retirement of the AES Plant on Oahu, Kahului Plant on Maui, and other fossil fuel power plants. Next ...
Read More PUC Opens Docket No. 2021-0024 to Review Hawaiian Electric Interconnection Process and Transition Plans for Retirement of Fossil Fuel Power Plants

December 18, 2020, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm – The Public Utilities Commission has scheduled a virtual status conference regarding Hawaiian Electric’s plans in anticipation of the AES Plant Retirement in 2022. The agenda and link to the livestream of the Status Conference are available here.

The Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) has scheduled a virtual hearing to present questions to the Parties in the Commission’s investigation into Performance-Based Regulation (“PBR”). This hearing represents the culmination of over two years of collaborative working group meetings, workshops, briefing, and discovery, during which the Parties have developed and refined a suite of proposed regulatory ...
Read More Docket No. 2018-0088 – Hearing on the PUC’s investigation into Performance-Based Regulation

On September 9, 2020, the Public Utilities Commission issued an order ruling on Hu Honua’s Motion for Reconsideration in Docket No. 2017-0122. Summary of Decision Full Text of the Decision Docket No. 2017-0122

Young Brothers’ Presentation Docket No. 2020-0084: Public Utilities Commission Status Conference Re: Young Brothers’ Emergency Investigative Proceeding Agenda, 2020-0084 June 10, 2020 Status Conference – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Commission June 8, 2020 Information Requests to Young Brothers The Commission has scheduled a virtual Status Conference in this emergency investigative docket (Docket No. 2020-0084) ...
Read More Docket 2020-0084 Status Conference – June 10, 2020

On May 4, 2020, the Commission issued Order No. 37125, which temporarily suspends the authority of certain PUC-regulated utilities to terminate or disconnect services due to non-payment during the COVID-19 emergency situation. The Order also requests information from the utilities to help inform future PUC decisionmaking regarding the length of the suspension.

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 ...
Read More Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebate Program

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, ...
Read More PUC Approves Joint Pole Agreement Between Hawaiian Telcom and Hawaiian Electric Companies

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 ...
Read More PUC Issues Final Decision for Maui Electric Company, Inc. Power Purchase Agreement with Molokai New Energy Partners