Notice of Public Hearing – Sub-transmission line construction at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Docket No. 2023-0335 (Application of HECO to Commit Excess Funds for Waimomi Substation Project

Posted on Feb 22, 2024 in Public Notice

The STATE OF HAWAII PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (“Commission”) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. relating to the application of HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC. for the proposed Waimomi Substation Project which includes extensions and recircuiting of 46 kilovolt (“kV”) sub-transmission lines that will be placed through Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

To increase the opportunities for the public to offer testimony, the Commission will be offering both in-person live and virtual options in a hybrid participation hearing.

The public hearing will be held Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. via:

  1. Live in-person testimony:
    Public Utilities Commission Hearing Room
    465 South King St. Room 103
    Honolulu, HI 96813
  2. Virtual testimony:
    Online (via web browser or Webex mobile device app):
    Meeting Number: 2556 962 2044
    Meeting Password: 3SBan2ZKnc2

    Dial-in Number: +1-650-479-3208
    Access Code: 255 696 22044
    Meeting Password: 37226295

The hearing will also be live-streamed for viewing on the Commission’s YouTube page at

Brief Summary of the Application

HECO is a public utility that provides electricity service to the island of Oahu, and the proposed dedicated Waimomi Substation Project and the associated 46 kV sub-transmission lines will serve new loads resulting from the construction of Dry Dock 5 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. HECO’s Application requests Commission approval of the commitment of approximately $6.3 million in ratepayer funds for the construction and installation of its Waimomi Substation Project and for a Commission determination that the proposed 46 kV sub-transmission lines shall be allowed to be constructed as proposed, above and below the surface of the ground. The remainder of the Project costs, estimated at approximately $76.8 million, will be funded by the Department of Defense.

To view the full application and all docketed documents, see the document tab in Docket No. 2023-0335.