Important Dockets

Hawaiian Electric Companies have submitted contracts for seven grid-scale, solar-plus-storage projects on three islands to the Public Utilities Commission for review. The projects are as follows: Project name Island Developer Size Storage Cost per KWh Waikoloa Solar Hawaii AES 30 MW 120 MWh $0.08 Hale Kuawehi Hawaii Innergex 30 MW 120 MWh $0.09 Kuihelani Solar ...
Read More HECO Submits 7 Solar PPAs to the PUC

Hawaii Electric Light (HELCO) submitted an application before the Public Utilities Commission for approval of a proposed 3.4 percent rate increase. HELCO’s request for the 3.4 percent increase or $13.4 million over revenues at current effective rates would see a typical resident bill for 500 kilowatt-hours increase by $8.21 a month. Rate reviews are required ...
Read More Hawaii Electric Light Proposes 3.4% Rate Increase – Docket No. 2018-0368

Hawaiian Electric Company Inc. (HECO) is seeking an approval for a renewal energy project with EE Ewa LLC. The power purchase agreement (PPA) application requests the Public Utilities Commission approve its Palehua Wind Project, a proposed 46.8 megawatt wind facility HECO claims is capable of generating up to 148,975 megawatt hours per year. The site ...
Read More HECO-EE Ewa LLC Seek Approval for Power Purchase Agreement – Docket No. 2018-0400

The Hawaiian Electric Companies have acquired Hawaiian Telcom’s ownership interest in approximately 120,000 jointly-owned utility electric distribution poles on Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii island under agreements approved by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The plan aims to eliminate ‘double poles’ and expand wireless networks. The Consumer Advocate (CA), in its Statement of Position, recommended ...
Read More PUC approves transfer of jointly owned utility poles from Hawaiian Telcom to Hawaiian Electric Companies – Docket No. 2018-0075

The Hawaiian Electric Companies opened applications on October 22 for NEM Plus, a program that allows Net Energy Metering (NEM) customers to add features such as energy storage to their rooftop solar systems. The program is only available to existing NEM customers with HECO, MECO, and HELCO. Read more about it in HECO’s news release. ...
Read More HECO Launches NEM Plus program – Docket No. 2014-0192

Maui’s second large-scale photovoltaic solar project came online on October 4. Maui Electric Company’s (MECO) project is under a power purchase agreement with Ku’ia Solar, LLC, which is independently owned by Kenyon Energy. Currently, Maui County has a renewable energy portfolio of 34% – ahead of the state’s target of 30 percent renewable energy by 2020. ...
Read More Maui’s Second Large-Scale Solar Project Brought Online – Docket No. 2015-0224

Hawaiian Electric Companies has selected seven solar-plus-storage projects on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. The seven projects will be spread out across the utility’s service territory, with three projects on Oahu, two on Maui and two on the Big Island. The projects are still subject to approval by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Under the state ...
Read More Hawaiian Electric Companies select 7 solar-plus-storage projects for record increase in renewable energy – Docket No. 2017-0352

The Public Utilities Commission approved and directed the Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO Companies) to implement their Community-Based Renewable Energy (CBRE) Program. Phase 1 of the CBRE program will be limited to only solar PV systems and is available to eligible residential and commercial customers of HECO Companies. The CBRE Program was created to provide an ...
Read More PUC Approves Community-Based Renewable Energy Program – Docket No. 2015-0389

Early this year, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) opened a proceeding to investigate the economic and policy issues associated with performance-based ratemaking for the Hawaiian Electric Companies. The Consumer Advocate (CA), in its filing, offered additional comments for the PUC’s consideration. The CA suggests the PUC consider identifying the highest “priority” goals/outcomes and begin to ...
Read More Consumer Advocate Files Goals-Outcomes Brief in Performance-Based Regulation Proceeding – Docket No. 2018-0088

In an interim decision and order, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved a stipulated rate increase for Maui Electric Company, Limited (MECO) on an interim basis. The PUC approved an interim revenue increase of $12,481,000 or approximately 3.82% over revenues at current effective rates, based on a total revenue requirement of $338,897,000. The interim rate ...
Read More Commission Approves Interim Rate Increase for Maui Electric Co. – Docket No. 2017-0150

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