Important Dockets

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

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has given Notice to Interested Persons that the applications listed below have been filed with the PUC. Applications are available for public inspection at the PUC Honolulu office and online through the PUC’s Document Management System. Anyone who intends to intervene or participate in any of the dockets shall ...
Read More Notice of Interested Persons – Sale and Transfer of Assets of Waimea Wastewater Co. – Docket No. 2019-0039

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved an increase in Young Brother’s (YB) intrastate freight revenues of $3,401,150 or approximately 4.32 percent over intrastate revenues at present rates. YB’s original application for a rate increase requested an increase of 12.32 percent. You can view the decision and order as well as all the documents related to ...
Read More Young Brothers approved for 4.3 percent rate increase – Docket No. 2017-0363

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

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