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The State of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will hold a virtual evidentiary hearing on Maui Electric’s application for approval of a power purchase agreement with Kahana Solar, LLC, which is proposed to be built in Napili-Honokowai, on the island of Maui. The PUC will host the evidentiary hearing virtually on Tuesday-Wednesday, September 14-15, 2021, ...
Read More September 14 & 15 – Evidentiary Hearing for Maui Electric Application

Issue #48 – September 2021

Posted on Sep 10, 2021 in Newsletters

In this issue: Decode Your Power Bill, Competitive Procurement of Dispatchable and Renewable Generation, Hawaii Residents Will Need to Dial 808 for Local Calls, Kilauea Irrigation Co. Asset Transfer and Surrender of CPCN, Utility Bill Assistance Available, Launiupoko Irrigation Co., LLC, General Rate Increase Application.

The Public Utilities Commission will hold a virtual public hearing relating to the application of LAUNIUPOKO IRRIGATION CO., LLC, for Commission approval of a general rate increase for non-potable (irrigation) water services in the Launiupoko area on the island of Maui. The Commission will host the virtual hearing through WebEx for online and telephonic participation ...
Read More September 13 – PUBLIC HEARING FOR APPLICATION OF LAUNIUPOKO IRRIGATION CO., LLC FOR A GENERAL RATE INCREASE

COVID-19 Utility Assistance Programs

Posted on Aug 16, 2021 in slider

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recently held four status conferences and one informational briefing. See below for details and links to watch the recordings. Status Conference to Discuss HECO’s Plans for the Retirement of the AES Coal Plant (2021-0024) The PUC held this Status Conference to receive a number of updates, as well as to ...
Read More Recent Status Conferences & Informational Briefing

Issue #47 – July 2021

Posted on Jul 30, 2021 in Main, Newsletters

In this issue: Small Steps to an Energy-Efficient Home, Utility Bill Assistance Available, Recent Status Conferences & Informational Briefing, A Proceeding to Investigate Whether Designated ETC’s, Participating in the High-Cost Program of the Universal, Service Fund Should be Certified By the PUC.

Hawaiian Electric is hosting a virtual stakeholder meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., to collect feedback from Moloka‘i residents and business owners, renewable energy developers, and interested parties regarding Moloka‘i shared solar projects, also known as the Community-Based Renewable Energy (CBRE) program. Those interested can join the meeting online by ...
Read More August 11 – Hawaiian Electric collecting feedback on shared solar program for Moloka‘i

UPDATE: Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and increased evidence of community spread of the virus, KIUC is postponing the launch of the West Kauai Energy Project “Talk Story Tuesday” community outreach program. The first event, which was scheduled to start at 4:30 pm on August 10 at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center, has ...
Read More POSTPONED – First Monthly “Talk Story Tuesday” to be held for West Kauaʻi Energy Project

Hawaiian Electric is now accepting applications for Battery Bonus, a new program that will pay a cash incentive for residential and commercial customers on O‘ahu to add energy storage (a battery) to an existing or new rooftop solar system. The Public Utilities Commission has capped the program at a total 50MW supplied from storage. Customers ...
Read More Hawaiian Electric’s new ‘Battery Bonus’ Program to offer O‘ahu customers cash incentive to add energy storage to rooftop solar system

Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) has received multiple calls from members reporting that someone claiming to be from the electric utility called them and insisted on having them provide their payment information over the phone and if they did not pay their bill within 30 minutes, their power would be cut off. Similar incidents were ...
Read More KIUC Customers – Watch Out For Phone Scammers