News Release

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.

The STATE OF HAWAII PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (“Commission”) will hold a public hearing relating to the application of LANAI WATER COMPANY, INC. for review and approval of rate increases, revisions of rate schedules, and changes to its tariff for its potable and non-potable water distribution services. The public hearing will be held as follows: Monday, ...
Read More Notice of Public Hearing For Application of Lanai Water Company Requesting General Increase in Rates for Potable and Non-Potable Water Distribution Services

The Commission convened a status conference on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, from 1:00PM to 3:00 PM, at the Public Utilities Commission, 465 South King Street, #103, Hearing Room, in downtown Honolulu. Notice of Status Conference Letter Young Brothers’ Presentations YouTube Video of Status Conference Guidance for Status Conference The Commission provides guidance for interested stakeholders ...
Read More Status Conference on Young Brothers’ Proposed Changes to Livestock Procedures – February 4, 2020

The STATE OF HAWAII PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (“Commission”) will hold a public hearing relating to the application of HAWAII ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY (“HELCO”) for Commission approval to construct 69 kilovolt overhead transmission line segments to the Puna Geothermal Venture Generating Facility. The public hearing will be held as follows: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6:00 ...
Read More Notice of Public Hearing for Application of Hawaii Electric Light Company For Approval to Construct 69 Kilovolt Overhead Transmission Line Segments to Reconnect the Puna Geothermal Venture Generating Facility

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 Commission welcomes all interested members of the public to the hearing on Life of the Land’s Motion.  The Commission will open the hearing room at 1:00 p.m. for those who wish to attend in person.  There will be a bag check at the entrance of the building.  This is intended for everyone’s safety and ...
Read More Details for attending and viewing the hearing on Life of the Land’s Motion for Relief from Order No. 32600

HELCO-PGV Quarterly Report – June 1, 2020 On June 1, 2020, HELCO provided the PUC with a quarterly report regarding the status of permits and other matters related to the PGV facility. HELCO-PGV Quarterly Report – March 2, 2020 On March 2, 2020, HELCO provided the PUC with a quarterly report regarding the status of ...
Read More PUC Sends Response Letter to HELCO Regarding HELCO-PGV Rebuild Agreement

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, ...
Read More Notice of Public Hearing for Application of Kona Water Service Company, Inc., For A General Rate Increase and For Approval of Revisions of Its Tariff

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