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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

On May 26, 2020, Young Brothers and the Consumer Advocate each filed letters, requesting Commission action related to Young Brothers’ current financial situation. Public comments can be emailed to [email protected], and should reference the May 26, 2020 Young Brothers and/or Consumer Advocate letters. Public comments the PUC receives will be posted on this website unless ...
Read More Young Brothers and Consumer Advocate File Letters With the Commission Regarding Young Brothers’ Financial Situation

On Friday, April 24, 2020, Young Brothers filed a tariff transmittal with the PUC asking to make changes to its weekly sailing schedule, citing the need to cut costs by reducing weekly sailings as a result of the COVID-19 emergency situation. Anyone who wants to file a public comment on this Transmittal can submit a ...
Read More YB Tariff Transmittal No. 20-0003 – For Approval of Emergency Changes to Its Sailing Schedule

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) has opened a proceeding to investigate performance-based regulation for the Hawaiian Electric Companies. Performance-based regulation (“PBR”) includes a set of alternative regulatory mechanisms intended to focus utilities on performance and desired outcomes, such as increased renewable energy, lower cost, and improved customer service. Related Information Press Release Order No. ...
Read More PUC Opens Proceeding to Investigate Performance-Based Regulation for the Hawaiian Electric Companies

The Public Utilities Commission has opened a new proceeding to investigate the impact of the recently signed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on regulated utilities in Hawaii. The Commission intends to ensure that Hawaii customers benefit from lower federal tax rates on their utility bills. Related Information Press Release Order No 35241 Opening ...
Read More PUC Opens Investigation of Federal Tax Legislation’s Impact on Public Utilities in Hawaii

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 ...
Read More PUC Expands Options for Customers to Install Rooftop Solar and Energy Storage