Important Dockets

Young Brothers, LLC (YB) recently submitted an application before the Public Utilities Commission requesting approval for a general rate increase and certain tariff changes. YB requests a rate increase of approximately $27 million or 34 percent increase over revenues at present rates. The Division of Consumer Advocacy will participate in this proceeding and looks forward ...
Read More Young Brothers files for rate increase – Docket No. 2019-0117

In a recent filing, Kalaeloa Water Company LLC (KWC) has asked the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to approve a rate increase and revised rules, regulations, and rates. KWC seeks a net overall revenue increase of $485,107 for its water and wastewater operations during the July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 test year which represents ...
Read More Kalaeloa Water Company LLC seeks general rate increase – Docket No. 2019-0057

Hawaiian Electric (HECO) filed an application for a rate increase with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The request is for a 4.1 percent, or about $77.5 million increase in revenues. HECO contends the increase on Oahu will help pay for operating and capital costs, including upgrades to strengthen the grid and integrate more renewable energy. ...
Read More HECO files request for approval of a rate increase – Docket No. 2019-0085

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has convened the next phase PBR. The PUC oversaw the completion of Phase 1, which examined the current regulatory framework to identify specific areas of focus for further PBR development and to identify key goals and outcomes. Phase 2 will focus on the development of a detailed framework of a ...
Read More PUC initiates second phase of performance-based regulation (PBR) investigation – Docket No. 2018-0088

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved the merger transaction that will result in Sprint Communications becoming indirect wholly owned subsidiary of T-Mobile USA. The Consumer Advocate (CA), in its statement of position, recommended the PUC deny T-Mobile and Sprint’s request for a merger transaction between the two companies. The CA noted the impact of the ...
Read More PUC approves request for Sprint and T-Mobile to merge – Docket No. 2018-0157

Act 200, signed into law on July 10, 2018, establishes a Microgrid Services Tariff. A microgrid is a small energy system with local control capability that can disconnect from the larger electricity grid and operate autonomously. The Consumer Advocate (CA) recently filed its Reply Brief on its position regarding the need for and application of ...
Read More Consumer Advocate Files Reply Brief Regarding Microgrids – Docket No. 2018-0163

Kona Water Service Company, Inc. (KWSC) seeks the Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) approval for a net increase in revenue of $660,216 for its water and sewer operations. The proposed increase is comprised of proposed increases of: (1) $452,560, or approximately 12.8%, for water service; and (2) $207,656, or approximately 11.4%, for sewer price. If approved, ...
Read More Kona Water Service Company, Inc. Files for Rate Increase – Docket No. 2018-0388

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved a change in rate for Maui Electric Company, Limited (MECO). The PUC determined that the appropriate return on common equity (“ROE”) for the 2018 calendar test year is 9.50%. In August 2018, the PUC approved an interim rate increase of $12,481,00 or approximately 3.82% for MECO. You can view ...
Read More PUC Approves MECO Rate Hike – Docket No. 2017-0150

Late last year, the Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) filed seven power purchase agreement (PPA) applications with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for solar projects on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island. In its Statements of Position (SOP) in separate filings, the Consumer Advocate (CA) recommended approval for five of them while disapproving one (the Hoohana Solar ...
Read More Consumer Advocate Files SOP for Six Proposed Solar Projects

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