News Releases & Announcements

News Releases and Announcements from the Commission

PUC Issues Final Decision for Maui Electric Company, Inc. Power Purchase Agreement with Molokai New Energy PartnersPosted on August 6, 2018
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission issued its Final Decision and Order approving Maui Electric Company, Inc.’s Power Purchase Agreement for Renewable As-Available Energy and Electric Services with Molokai New Energy Partners. The 4.88-megawatt photovoltaic project, coupled with a 3 MW/15MW-hour battery energy storage system with a maximum allowed export of 2.64 MW, is proposed to […]
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PUC Invites Public Comment on Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Integrated Grid Planning ReportPosted on July 12, 2018
As requested by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”), the Hawaiian Electric Companies (“Companies”) have filed their Integrated Grid Planning Report (“IGP Report”) with the Commission. The IGP Report describes the Companies’ new approach to power system planning. The Commission has opened Docket No. 2018-0165 to investigate the IGP Report, and to ensure that the […]
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PUC Opens Proceeding to Investigate Establishment of Microgrid Services TariffPosted on July 11, 2018
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has opened a new proceeding to investigate the establishment of a microgrid services tariff.
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PUC Issues Final Decision for Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. Rate RequestPosted on June 29, 2018
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, in a 3-0 decision issued its Final Decision and Order approving a rate increase and revised rate schedules and rules for Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. (“HELCO”). Related Information Press Release Decision and Order No. 35559 Docket 2015-0170
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PUC Approves Rate Decrease for Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.Posted on June 22, 2018
In a 3-0 decision, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission today issued its Final Decision and Order approving a rate decrease for Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. Related Information Press Release Decision and Order No. 35545 Docket 2016-0328
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PUC Initiates Response Plan to Address Shutdown of Puna Geothermal Power Plant on Hawaii IslandPosted on June 15, 2018
The PUC has asked the Hawaiian Electric Companies and Hawaiʻi Energy to take immediate steps to respond to the economic, reliability, and renewable energy impacts created by the natural disaster.  
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PUC Invites Public Comment on the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Roadmap for Electric VehiclesPosted on June 13, 2018
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission invites public comment on the HECO Companies’ Electrification of Transportation Roadmap. The Roadmap describes the HECO Companies’ strategy to support a transition of Hawaii’s ground transportation system from fossil-fuel dependence to one based on an abundance of renewable energy. Related Information Press Release Decision and Order No. 35527 Docket 2018-0135
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PUC Approves Hawaiian Telcom and Cincinnati Bell’s Joint Application for Transfer of Indirect ControlPosted on April 30, 2018
In a 3-0 decision, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) today granted, subject to certain conditions imposed by the Commission, Hawaiian Telcom, Inc., Hawaiian Telcom Services Company, Inc., and Wavecom Solutions Corporation (collectively, “Hawaiian Telcom”) and Cincinnati Bell lnc.’s (“Cincinnati Bell”) (collectively, Hawaiian Telcom and Cincinnati Bell are referred to as the “Applicants”) […]
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PUC Opens Proceeding to Investigate Performance-Based Regulation for the Hawaiian Electric CompaniesPosted on April 18, 2018
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. […]
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Approving the Parties’ Stipulated Settlement on Remaining Issues Filed March 5, 2018Posted on March 9, 2018
By this Order the commission accepts and approves the “Parties Stipulated Settlement on Remaining Issues,” filed March 5, 2018, which resolves all remaining issues in this proceeding, as set forth in Order No. 35281, except for Amended sub-issue No. 4(a) Related Information Order No. 35335  – Approving the Parties’ Stipulated Settlement on Remaining Issues Filed […]
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