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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

Nissan North America, Greenlots, Inc., and EVgo are bringing the popular “No Charge to Charge” (NCTC) promotion to the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ service territory. It provides up to two years of free fast-charging for those who purchase or lease a new Nissan LEAF from certified dealers in Hawai‘i after Nov. 1, 2018. A fast charger ...
Read More Nissan ‘No Charge to Charge’ Expands to Hawaii

Hawaiian Electric Companies are warning its customers to be alert for a phone scammers as a spike in reported phone scams have come in recently. The scammers in particular are targeting mainly small businesses and churches. The companies offer the following tips: If the caller says your utility account is delinquent and threatens to shut ...
Read More HECO Warns of Spike in Utility Call Scammers

The Hawaii PUC Performance-Based Regulation (PBR) Workshop #3 will be broadcasted on Olelo Community Media channel 49. If you plan to watch the workshop remotely, you may Live Stream this meeting at http://olelo.org/tune-in ...
Read More Nov 28, PUC’s PBR Workshop (Olelo Broadcast) . The PBR workshop is in related to the PBR Docket No. 2018-0088. You can read more ...
Read More Nov 28, PUC’s PBR Workshop (Olelo Broadcast)

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

Issue #34, December 2018

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 in Newsletters

KIUC website update, HECO replaces meters, Holiday water-saving, Lighting facts label, Waikoloa rate case update, HECO launches NEM Plus program

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

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) has updated its website, providing easier navigation and offering new features such as current outage information to the cooperative’s member-owners. “This enhanced, user-friendly format provides more information that our members have been requesting,” stated KIUC’s President and Chief Executive Officer, David Bissell. The new platform also allows members to access ...
Read More KIUC Updates Website with Outage Map, Easier Navigation

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