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Hawaiian Electric crews will be replacing a utility pole and related equipment along Kalaniana’ole Highway in Waimanalo on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28-29. On both days, the work will close a single lane of Kalanianaole Highway in the Kailua-bound direction between Wailea and Pu’uone streets fronting the Waimanalo Post Office, and traffic contraflowed from 8:30 ...
Read More Traffic Advisory: single lane closure, Kalaniana’ole Highway in Waimanalo Jan. 28 & 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m

Many customers installing new rooftop solar systems will get to see their monthly electricity costs reduced faster under Quick Connect, a new Hawaiian Electric program that will accelerate the process for turning on new systems. The innovative new program aims to support customers and Hawaii’s solar industry during the COVID-19 economic downturn. For the next ...
Read More Hawaiian Electric speeds up rooftop solar interconnections

LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY IN THE TIME OF COVID A webinar featuring several members of the Legislature and moderated by Bob Toyofuku of Pacific Law Institute. This webinar is now being made available to the public and worth watching for anyone interested in the 2021 session. Watch it live on thinktechhawaii.com at 9:00 am Friday 1/15. Or on ...
Read More How the 2021 Legislative Session will be Conducted

On December 23, 2020, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued a decision and order approving a new performance-based regulatory framework (PBR Framework) for the Hawaiian Electric Companies. The concept is easy to understand. The actual implementation mechanisms are extremely complex. The essence of PBR is to incentivize the utility with a system that rewards ...
Read More New Performance-Based Regulatory (PBR) Framework

The State of Hawai’i is committed to net negative carbon emissions by 2045. The purpose of the proposed eBus Pilot is three-fold fold: A. Develop ways for Hawaiian Electric to support make-ready infrastructure, B. Enable and accelerate the electrification of bus fleets in Hawaiian Electric service territories, and C. Improve renewable energy integration through bus ...
Read More Electric Bus (eBus) Make-Ready Infrastructure Pilot Project (Docket No. 2020-0098)

Hawaiian Telcom intends to discontinue the provision of intrastate wireless telecommunications service on a resold basis in the State of Hawaii effective March 15, 2021. Initial notification letters to affected customers are being sent starting today, and future notifications via letter, e-mail, text messages and bill messages are planned from mid- December 2020 through March ...
Read More Hawaiian Telcom’s Intent to Discontinue Wireless Telecommunications Services in the State of Hawaii

Hawaiian Electric’s walk-in payment centers in Honolulu, Kahului, Hilo, Kona and Molokaʽi, closed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, will permanently shut their doors due to declining use and customers adapting to other payment options.   The Division of Consumer Advocacy encourages the public to file comments on the matter. Specifically, whether it is ...
Read More Hawaiian Electric Permanently Closes Walk-In Payment Centers

https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/dbedt-news-release-hawaii-business-and-events-recognized-for-green-practices/ A resort on Hawaii Island that converted its gasoline-powered canal boats to electric propulsion, a Maui resort that increased its photovoltaic rooftop array to 2,138 panels to produce clean power, and another that switched to using municipally treated greywater to irrigate 14 acres of its property grounds are among the recipients of this year’s ...
Read More DBEDT: HAWAII BUSINESS AND EVENTS RECOGNIZED FOR GREEN PRACTICES

Responding to the Consumer Advocate’s request, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has ordered the suspension of disconnections of electricity, gas, telecommunications, water, and wastewater services due to non-payment. The PUC has ordered an extension of the suspension of service disconnections until December 31, 2020. The PUC emphasizes that customers should continue paying their bills to ...
Read More PUC Extends Suspension of Disconnections of Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Water, and Wastewater Services

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) granted Young Brothers (YB) temporary rate relief request, set forth in YB Motion for Relief, filed July 7, 2020. The PUC found that, in light of extraordinary circumstances, YB is entitled to its requested rate increase for the purposes of temporary rate relief. Read more about the Order here. For ...
Read More PUC Grants Young Brothers Temporary Rate Relief Request – Docket No. 2019-0117

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