News Release

HONOLULU – After receiving input from stakeholders and the public, the HECO Companies filed their Final Grid Modernization Strategy with the Commission on August 29, 2017. The Commission has opened Docket No. 2017-0226 to serve as a repository for the HECO Companies’ Final Grid Modernization Strategy and any comments from the public.

The Hawai’i Public Utilities Commission’s (“PUC”) reminds the public that its enforcement officers continue to be on the road at unannounced times statewide to ensure that motor carriers are in compliance with state laws and rules. High-traffic tourist attraction areas such as Kailua, Oahu and Hana, Maui are among the patrolled areas.

The PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION of the STATE OF HAWAII (“Commission”) pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”) §§ 269-12 and 269-16, HEREBY GIVES NOTICE that it will hold public hearings relating to the Application of HAWAII ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY, INC. (“HELCO”), filed on September 19, 2016, for Approval of Rate Increases and Revised Rate Schedules and ...
Read More Application of Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. For Approval of Rate Increases and Revised Rate Schedules and Rules (Docket No. 2015-0170)

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) issued an order on Friday, September 16, 2016, instructing the Hawaiian Electric Companies (the “HECO Companies”) to offer a tariff giving customers the option of enrolling in a new time-of-use (“TOU”) program, which allows customers to manage their electricity consumption to reduce monthly bills and benefits the ...
Read More PUC Approves Tariff for Interim Time-of-Use Rates

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) invites all interested persons to submit written comments to the Commission on Sea Link of Hawaii, Inc.’s (“Sea Link”) request to voluntarily surrender its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (“CPCN”) to operate as a water carrier of passengers and property between the islands of Oahu, Molokai, and Maui. ...
Read More PUC Solicits Written Comments on Sea Link’s Request to Voluntarily Surrender its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

HONOLULU – In a 2-0 decision, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) today dismissed without prejudice the Hawaiian Electric Companies (“HECO Companies”) and NextEra Energy’s (“NextEra”) (collectively, the HECO Companies and NextEra are referred to as the “Applicants”) Joint Application for the Change of Control (“Application” or “Change of Control”). Commissioner Thomas C. ...
Read More PUC Votes to Not Approve the HECO Companies and NextEra Energy’s Joint Application for Change of Control

HONOLULU – In a 2-0 decision, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) today dismissed without prejudice the Hawaiian Electric Companies (“HECO Companies”)...
Read More PUC Votes to Not Approve the HECO Companies and NextEra Energy’s Joint Application for Change of Control and NextEra Energy’s (“NextEra”) (collectively, the HECO Companies and NextEra are referred to as the “Applicants”) Joint Application for the Change of Control (“Application” or “Change of Control”). Commissioner Thomas C. ...
Read More PUC Votes to Not Approve the HECO Companies and NextEra Energy’s Joint Application for Change of Control

As Chair of the Public Utilities Commission, I am disappointed with several recent events that affect new renewable energy projects in the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ (“HECO Companies”) service territories.

The Public Utilities Commission began its formal evidentiary hearings on issues related to the proposed change of control of the Hawaiian Electric Companies...
Read More Dates, Location, and Public Access to PUC Hearings for the Proposed Change of Control of the Hawaiian Electric Companies to Nextera Energy and NextEra Energy filed in Docket No. 2015-0022 on November 30, 2015. The Commission recessed its hearings on December 16, 2015. The Commission will resume its formal evidentiary beginning on February 1, ...
Read More Dates, Location, and Public Access to PUC Hearings for the Proposed Change of Control of the Hawaiian Electric Companies to Nextera Energy

The PUC’s Maui District Office has moved to One Main Plaza 2200 Main Street, Suite 540 Wailuku, Hawaii 96793 The new Maui Fax Number is 808-984-8188. *Main phone number has not changed.