News Releases & Announcements

News Releases and Announcements from the Commission

Status Conference on HECO’s Transition Plan for the Retirement of the Kahului Power Plant (2021-0024)Posted on April 8, 2021
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 […]
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Docket No. 2021-0024 – March 16, 2021 Status Conference to Discuss Hawaiian Electric’s Initial Update Regarding the AES Coal Plant Transition Plan for Oahu – 10 a.m. to NoonPosted on March 12, 2021
The Commission is holding this Status Conference to (1) review Hawaiian Electric’s Initial Status Update regarding the transition plan for the retirement of the AES coal plant on Oahu, filed on March 5, 2021, in Docket No. 2021-0024, (2) receive an update from the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) on modeling system reliability with retirement […]
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Public Hearing for Application of HECO Construction of Overhead Transmission LinePosted on February 26, 2021
The STATE OF HAWAII PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (“Commission”) will hold a virtual public hearing relating to the application of HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC., for Commission approval to relocate a 46 kilovolt overhead transmission line along Salt Lake Boulevard on the island of Oahu. The Commission will host the virtual hearing through WebEx for online and […]
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PUC Opens Docket No. 2021-0024 to Review Hawaiian Electric Interconnection Process and Transition Plans for Retirement of Fossil Fuel Power PlantsPosted on February 11, 2021
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 […]
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Notice of Public Hearing for Application of Launiupoko Irrigation Co., LLC for a Temporary Rate IncreasePosted on December 15, 2020
The STATE OF HAWAII PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (“Commission”) will hold a virtual public hearing relating to the application of LAUNIUPOKO IRRIGATION CO., LLC, for Commission approval of a temporary rate increase for non-potable (irrigation) water services in the Launiupoko area. The Commission will host the virtual hearing through WebEx for online and telephonic participation by […]
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Hawaii PUC to Issue a Request for Proposals for Replacement of Its Document Management SystemPosted on October 12, 2020
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.
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Docket No. 2018-0088 – Hearing on the PUC’s investigation into Performance-Based RegulationPosted on September 14, 2020
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 […]
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PUC Rules on Hu Honua’s Motion for ReconsiderationPosted on September 9, 2020
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
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PUC Approves Young Brothers’ Emergency Rate Increase with Conditions to Restore Sailings, Improve Customer Service, and Undergo Independent AuditPosted on August 17, 2020
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 […]
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Docket No. 2019-0117 Evidentiary Hearing on Young Brothers’ Motion for Emergency or Temporary Rate Relief – August 14, 2020Posted on August 12, 2020
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 […]
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