News Releases & Announcements

News Releases and Announcements from the Commission

Status Conference to Discuss the Molokai RFP and CBRE program for Molokai (2019-0178, 2015-0389)Posted on June 28, 2021
June 29, 2021 – The Commission is holding this Status Conference to review Hawaiian Electric’s Molokai Request for Proposals (“Molokai Plan”), filed on March 29, 2021 under Docket No. 2015-0389, the Community-Based Renewable Energy (CBRE) program for Molokai, and stakeholders’ comments in response to these filings. Watch the Status Conference live on Tuesday, 6/29/2021, at […]
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Status Conference to Discuss Interconnection-Related Issues for the Kapolei BESS Project (2020-0136)Posted on June 25, 2021
June 28, 2021 – The Commission will hold a Status Conference to discuss interconnection-related issues regarding the Kapolei BESS Project, including the Proposed Stipulated Procedural Schedule filed jointly by the Parties and Participant on June 21, 2021, the underlying issue of the anticipated completion date of the Interconnection Requirements Amendment, and related matters regarding the […]
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Status Conference on HECO’s Scheduled Dispatch Program Implementation Plan (2019-0323)Posted on June 25, 2021
June 28, 2021 – The Commission is holding this Status Conference to (1) receive responses from Hawaiian Electric on questions posed by the Commission; and (2) provide docket Parties an opportunity to discuss concerns with Hawaiian Electric’s Scheduled Dispatch Program Implementation Plan. (Docket Number 2019-0323) Watch the Status Conference on YouTube Live (https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=omGAuL5COTo).
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Free Online Training: Safe Digging and Hawaii One Call Law – June 21 at 10 a.m.Posted on May 24, 2021
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission will be offering to the public a free online training session about the Hawaii One Call Law and safe digging practices to help prevent personal injury and damage to property and the environment, as well as unnecessary disruption to utility services. Also, due to the serious nature of this issue, […]
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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 […]
Read More 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 Noon
PUC extends the suspension of termination or disconnection of regulated utility services due to non-payment and/or assessment of other charges through May 31, 2021 (Order No. 37667)Posted on March 10, 2021
On March 10, 2021, the Commission issued an order to extend the suspension of termination or disconnection of regulated utility services due to non-payment and/or assessment of other charges through May 31, 2021.
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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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PUC extends the suspension of termination or disconnection of regulated utility services due to non-payment and/or assessment of other charges through March 31, 2021 (Order No. 37506)Posted on December 22, 2020
On December 22, 2020, the Commission issued an order to extend the suspension of termination or disconnection of regulated utility services due to non-payment and/or assessment of other charges through March 31, 2021. The Commission also established Utility reporting requirements, and opened Order No. 37506 as a repository for information filed by relevant Utilities on […]
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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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Status Conference Regarding Hawaiian Electric Plans in Anticipation of AES Plant Retirement in 2022 (Docket No. 2017-0352)Posted on December 15, 2020
December 18, 2020, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm – The Public Utilities Commission has scheduled a virtual status conference regarding Hawaiian Electric’s plans in anticipation of the AES Plant Retirement in 2022. The agenda and link to the livestream of the Status Conference are available here.
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Invitation to Potential Offerors December 11, 2020 – Request for Quotes for Financial and Management Audit of Young Brothers, LLC (“YB”)Posted on December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020 – The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has released a Request for Quotes for the audit of YB’s financial and management practices.
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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 […]
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 YearPosted on August 10, 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 […]
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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 7, 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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PUC Ready to Accept Electronic Filing of Confidential Documents for Non-Docketed ProceedingsPosted on July 31, 2020
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 […]
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Docket 2020-0084 Status Conference – June 10, 2020Posted on June 4, 2020
Young Brothers’ Presentation Docket No. 2020-0084: Public Utilities Commission Status Conference Re: Young Brothers’ Emergency Investigative Proceeding Agenda, 2020-0084 June 10, 2020 Status Conference – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Commission June 8, 2020 Information Requests to Young Brothers The Commission has scheduled a virtual Status Conference in this emergency investigative docket (Docket No. 2020-0084) […]
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Order No. 37125 – Addressing the Consumer Advocate’s Request For Suspension of Termination or Disconnection of Regulated Utility Services Due to Non-Payment and/or Assessment of Other Charges During the Covid-19 PandemicPosted on May 4, 2020
On May 4, 2020, the Commission issued Order No. 37125, which temporarily suspends the authority of certain PUC-regulated utilities to terminate or disconnect services due to non-payment during the COVID-19 emergency situation. The Order also requests information from the utilities to help inform future PUC decisionmaking regarding the length of the suspension.
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YB Tariff Transmittal No. 20-0003 – For Approval of Emergency Changes to Its Sailing SchedulePosted on April 24, 2020
On Friday, April 24, 2020, Young Brothers filed a tariff transmittal with the PUC asking to make changes to its weekly sailing schedule, citing the need to cut costs by reducing weekly sailings as a result of the COVID-19 emergency situation. Anyone who wants to file a public comment on this Transmittal can submit a […]
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PUC Temporarily Publishing Motor Carrier Applications Only on Website During COVID-19 Emergency SituationPosted on April 17, 2020
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 […]
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PUC Ready to Accept Electronic Filing of Confidential DocumentsPosted on March 30, 2020
As of Monday, March 30, 2020, the Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) has completed the necessary modifications to its Document Management System (“DMS”) to allow parties/participants to electronically file docketed confidential and restricted information (as defined by Commission protective orders). Pursuant to Order No. 37043, all parties/participants who have been withholding filing docketed confidential and restricted […]
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PUC Moves to All Electronic ProcessesPosted on March 13, 2020
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.
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PUC Will Move to All Electronic ProcessesPosted on March 12, 2020
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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Notice of Public Hearing For Application of Lanai Water Company Requesting General Increase in Rates for Potable and Non-Potable Water Distribution ServicesPosted on March 9, 2020
POSTPONED: Public Hearing For Application of Lanai Water Company Requesting General Increase in Rates for Potable and Non-Potable Water Distribution Services The STATE OF HAWAII PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (“Commission”), in light of the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation, is postponing the public hearing for Lanai Water Company, scheduled for Monday, March 16, 2020. The Commission regrets […]
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Status Conference on Young Brothers’ Proposed Changes to Livestock Procedures – February 4, 2020Posted on January 24, 2020
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 […]
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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 FacilityPosted on January 24, 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
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebate ProgramPosted on December 31, 2019
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 […]
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Details for attending and viewing the hearing on Life of the Land’s Motion for Relief from Order No. 32600Posted on November 21, 2019
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 […]
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PUC Sends Response Letter to HELCO Regarding HELCO-PGV Rebuild AgreementPosted on May 10, 2019
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 […]
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Notice of Public Hearing for Application of Kona Water Service Company, Inc., For A General Rate Increase and For Approval of Revisions of Its TariffPosted on May 6, 2019
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, […]
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PUC Approves Joint Pole Agreement Between Hawaiian Telcom and Hawaiian Electric CompaniesPosted on November 2, 2018
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approved an agreement that would transfer ownership of 120,000 utility poles from Hawaiian Telcom to Hawaiian Electric. Hawaiian Electric would assume sole ownership of the jointly owned poles on Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Hawaii island. The agreement aims to administer a more efficient and effective servicing of pole infrastructure, […]
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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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PUC Opens Investigation of Federal Tax Legislation’s Impact on Public Utilities in HawaiiPosted on January 26, 2018
The Public Utilities Commission has opened a new proceeding to investigate the impact of the recently signed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on regulated utilities in Hawaii. The Commission intends to ensure that Hawaii customers benefit from lower federal tax rates on their utility bills. Related Information Press Release Order No 35241 Opening […]
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PUC Expands Options for Customers to Install Rooftop Solar and Energy StoragePosted on October 20, 2017
In a Decision and Order issued today, the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission approved two new programs that will expand opportunities for customers to install rooftop solar and battery energy storage systems, while clarifying terms of existing programs to provide greater certainty for customers who have already invested in a rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system. Related Information […]
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October 16, 2017 Response from Alan Oshima, President and CEO of HECO, Regarding HEI New Subsidiary Pacific CurrentPosted on October 17, 2017
Alan Oshima, President and CEO of Hawaiian Electric Company, responds to the October 2, 2017 letter from Chair Iwase regarding Pacific Current’s agreement to purchase the Hamakua Energy Partners’ power plant on Hawaii Island.
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Letter to Alan Oshima, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hawaiian Electric Company (“HECO”), Regarding HEI New Subsidiary Pacific CurrentPosted on October 2, 2017
The Commission received a press release issued by Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (“HEI”), dated September 20, 2017, stating that HEI has established a new subsidiary, Pacific Current, which has agreed to purchase the Hamakua Energy Partners (“HEP”) power plant on Hawaii Island, “for an undisclosed price.” The HEP power plant provides energy and capacity services […]
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