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The Hawaii legislature has directed the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) to undertake a study on the future of utility ownership models in Hawaii. As a part of this study, London Economics International and Meister Consultants Group invite you to share your thoughts and input on the future of electricity utility ownership ...
Read More October (various), DBEDT Public Workshops on Utility Ownership

Update as of 4/30/2018: Public Utilities Commission Decision and Order No. 35427 Update as of 3/7/2018: Division of Consumer Advocacy’s Statement of Position Update as of 9/29/2017: Division of Consumer Advocacy’s Preliminary Statement of Position Two telecommunications companies, Hawaiian Telcom and Cincinnati Bell have announced a definitive agreement to merge. Both entities will continue to ...
Read More Cincinnati Bell/Hawaiian Telcom Merger – Docket No. 2017-0208

October Marks Energy Action Month

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Hot Topics

Energy Action Month brings attention to the sustainability of our world and addresses shared energy challenges as well as encourages diverse, clean and efficient energy production. There are many ways you can reduce your energy consumption and thus, your carbon footprint, helping to reduce carbon emissions, protect the environment and leave behind a cleaner world ...
Read More October Marks Energy Action Month

Issue #27, October 2017

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Newsletters

HELCO Interim Rate Increase, HECO Grid Modernization Strategy, Energy Action Month, HECO Mobile App, Hawaii Gas Rate Increase, GEMS Program

National Drive Electric Week, September 9-17, 2017, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. Read more about National Drive Electric Week on this website:

DCA will be with at the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) booth at The Good Life Expo, Hawaii Seniors’ Fair. Find us for great information on saving energy and sign up to receive our division newsletter! It is FREE to attend. Click here for more details of the event.

At the end of August, the Consumer Advocate (CA), Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority, Hawaiian Electric Companies, Hawaii Solar Energy Association and Blue Planet Foundation submitted a stipulation to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) proposing revisions to the process for new and/or enhanced product approval for the Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) Program. The parties propose ...
Read More Consumer Advocate and Other Parties File GEMS Stipulation – Docket No. 2014-0135