News Release

The PUC will be releasing an RFP for a Case and Document Management System (“CDMS”) Solutions Integrator to replace its current Document Management System (DMS).  The RFP will be issued on or about October 19, 2020 on the State of Hawaii’s HIePro website.

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

In a decision issued on Aug. 17, 2020, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approved Young Brothers’ emergency request to increase rates by 46 percent with several conditions over the next 12 months. As a result of the Commission’s decision, Young Brothers will resume the full “pre-COVID” sailing schedule by Sept. 1, 2020, which will restore ...
Read More PUC Approves Young Brothers’ Emergency Rate Increase with Conditions to Restore Sailings, Improve Customer Service, and Undergo Independent Audit

The Commission has scheduled a virtual evidentiary hearing for Young Brothers’ Motion for Emergency or Temporary Rate Relief, filed on July 7, 2020. The hearing will take place on Friday, August 14, 2020, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Commission will host the hearing through WebEx for the parties, but will make the hearing open to ...
Read More Docket No. 2019-0117 Evidentiary Hearing on Young Brothers’ Motion for Emergency or Temporary Rate Relief – August 14, 2020

Press Release – Hawaii Public Utilities Commission named SEPA’s 2020 Regulatory Innovation Power Player of the Year HONOLULU — The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has named the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission as its Regulatory Innovation Power Play of the Year. The Commission was among eight categories of winners in the 2020 SEPA Power Players ...
Read More Press Release – Hawaii Public Utilities Commission named SEPA’s 2020 Regulatory Innovation Power Player of the Year

The Public Utilities Commission has completed the necessary modifications to its Document Management System to allow parties/participants to electronically file non-docketed confidential information (as defined by Commission protective orders). Pursuant to Order No. 37043, all parties/participants who have been withholding non-docketed confidential information may now eFile these documents. Any delays or elapsed deadlines caused by ...
Read More PUC Ready to Accept Electronic Filing of Confidential Documents for Non-Docketed Proceedings

Pursuant to the COVID-19 emergency situation and the Governor’s Emergency Proclamations, the Commission will be publishing notices of pending motor carrier applications on our website, in lieu of the publication requirement in the Commission’s administrative rules (HAR § 16-601-57(2)), which states that the notice be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the State ...
Read More PUC Temporarily Publishing Motor Carrier Applications Only on Website During COVID-19 Emergency Situation

On March 13, 2020, the Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) issued an Order setting forth Emergency Filing and Service Procedures that directs parties, participants, utilities, stakeholders, and/or other entities or individuals to file all documents with the PUC electronically.

The Public Utilities Commission will be issuing an Emergency Filing/Service Notification Order that directs parties, participants, utilities, and stakeholders to file all documents electronically.

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