Important Dockets

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

The Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) has requested Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approval of a general rate increase and revised rate schedules and rules. HELCO is seeking an increase of $13,350,000 (or 3.8 percent) over revenues at current effective rates to achieve a revenue requirement of $407,857,000. This request is based on a revenue requirement ...
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

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