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The Public Utilities Commission’s clarifies Order No. 34205 in response to apparent confusion regarding the dates from which submitted Net Energy Metering (NEM) applications may be cancelled an the associated capacity transferred to the Customer-Grid Supply (CGS) program. The transfer of capacity from the NEM program to the CGS program, to the extent capacity is created ...
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View as PDF HONOLULU Dec. 20, 2016 – Eight key organizations have agreed to collaborate on electrification of ground transportation in Hawai‘i as an essential part of achieving the state’s clean energy goals. Drive Electric Hawai‘i seeks to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles through coordinated collaboration, and to make it easier to expand vehicle-charging infrastructure in a ...
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Read the full application by searching Docket No. 2016-0328 in the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Document Management System. In HECO’s recent news release, it says the proposal for an increase will help pay for operating costs, including system upgrades to increase reliability, improve customer service and integrate more renewable energy. The Consumer Advocate will review the ...
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Watch Acting Executive Director, Dean Nishina, discuss the core of consumer advocacy in Hawaii on ThinkTech with Jay Fidell and Ray Starling with this YouTube video. Links to other videos that feature a representative from DCA can be found on the videos page.

A new tool by Hawaiian Electric Companies features an online calculator to help compare electric vehicles with gasoline vehicles. Read the full news release from HECO’s website here.

The Public Utilities Commission, subject to certain conditions, approved the voluntary surrender of Sea Link of Hawaii, Inc.’s 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. As a result, Sea Link may terminate its ferry service operations (commonly known ...
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Gov. David Ige announced the launch of text-to-911, an enhanced 911 service that allows residents to report an emergency as a text message. The full news release from the Governor’s Office can be read here. For more information about text-to-911, visit the website: hawaiitextto911.com. The Consumer Advocate is a board member of the E911 Board. For a ...
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A judge ruled the appointment of Tom Gorak as Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission was valid. His appointment is on an interim basis. Read the full News Release from the Attorney General’s office. The cases’s Minute Order can also be viewed.