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Issue #38, August 2019

Posted on Jul 30, 2019 in Newsletters

Sprint-T-Mobile merger, Dealing with power outages, HECO’s new EV charging station, Energy-related bills signed into law, Perforamance-based regulation Phase 2

Governor David Ige recently signed a number of energy-related bills, enacting them into law. The Consumer Advocate testified in numerous bills advocating a position for consumers as a whole. The following is a short list of energy- and utility- related bills that are now acts in the State of Hawaii: Bill Relating to Act SB ...
Read More Governor signs energy-related bills into law

The division will be assisting in manning the DCCA booth at the BIA Summer Home Building & Remodeling Show at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Visit the BIA website for show hours and admission rates.

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