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The State of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will hold a virtual public hearing relating to the application of Hawaiian Electric to relocate a 46 kilovolt overhead transmission line along Salt Lake Boulevard on the island of Oahu. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. All interested parties ...
Read More March 16, 2021 – Public Hearing for approval to relocate a 46 kilovolt overhead transmission line along Salt Lake Boulevard on the island of Oahu

Watch out for utility scams

Posted on Feb 22, 2021 in Hot Topics

While in Hawaii most of us don’t have to deal with Artic blasts, odds are we know someone experiencing the icy chill of winter. Winter weather means scammers aren’t far behind with weather-related scams. Scammers know severe weather may have shut off your electricity, heat, and/or water and might pose as your utility company. They ...
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The Commission’s primary objective with this docket is to transparently review and track the status of Hawaiian Electric’s current projects, identify near-term interconnection process improvements to facilitate renewable projects under development, and elicit the best solutions to ensure a cost-effective retirement of the AES Plant, Kahului Plant, and other fossil fuel power plants, as needed. ...
Read More PUC OPENS DOCKET NO. 2021-0024 TO REVIEW HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INTERCONNECTION PROCESS AND TRANSITION PLANS FOR RETIREMENT OF FOSSIL FUEL POWER PLANTS

Please join us for this year’s NCPW Virtual Consumer Fair! March 1-5, 12-1 pm daily. Get your workshop links at cca.hawaii.gov/ncpw The DCCA and USPS will host a virtual workshop every day of the week, March 1-5, from 12-1 pm HST, on Teams. Join us as fraud experts share their knowledge on how we can ...
Read More March 1st-5th – National Consumer Protection Week – Virtual Consumer Fair

Issue #43 – February 2021

Posted on Feb 10, 2021 in Newsletters

Phone and Internet Discounts, New Performance-Based Regulatory Framework, Charge Ready Hawaii Pilot Project, PUC approves HWAC’s Request to Defer Study Costs, COVID-19 Utility Update

Hawaiian Electric crews will be replacing a utility pole and related equipment along Kalaniana’ole Highway in Waimanalo on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28-29. On both days, the work will close a single lane of Kalanianaole Highway in the Kailua-bound direction between Wailea and Pu’uone streets fronting the Waimanalo Post Office, and traffic contraflowed from 8:30 ...
Read More Traffic Advisory: single lane closure, Kalaniana’ole Highway in Waimanalo Jan. 28 & 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m

Many customers installing new rooftop solar systems will get to see their monthly electricity costs reduced faster under Quick Connect, a new Hawaiian Electric program that will accelerate the process for turning on new systems. The innovative new program aims to support customers and Hawaii’s solar industry during the COVID-19 economic downturn. For the next ...
Read More Hawaiian Electric speeds up rooftop solar interconnections

LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY IN THE TIME OF COVID A webinar featuring several members of the Legislature and moderated by Bob Toyofuku of Pacific Law Institute. This webinar is now being made available to the public and worth watching for anyone interested in the 2021 session. Watch it live on thinktechhawaii.com at 9:00 am Friday 1/15. Or on ...
Read More How the 2021 Legislative Session will be Conducted

The PUC is hosting a series of regular monthly meetings to discuss developments in the DER Program Track.  These meetings will begin 9 AM through 11 AM on the third Wednesday of each month from November 2020 through March 2021. Meeting notice. WebEx Link for Meetings: Online Link: https://hpuc.my.webex.com/hpuc.my/j.php?MTID=ma91fef9088c32bf1ba921fbd89a53be7 Meeting number (access code): 126 958 3907 Meeting ...
Read More January 20 – DER Program Track Monthly Meeting

Issue #42, January 2021

Posted on Jan 4, 2021 in Newsletters

Suspension of Termination/Disconnection of Regulated Utility Services Why should I pay my electric or gas bill or begin a payment plan during the shut-off moratorium? Proposed Transfer of Indirect Control of Hawaiian Telcom Launiupoko Irrigation Co., LLC, Temporary Rate Increase Hawaii-American Water Company requests to defer the costs incurred by performing the Zone of Mixing ...
Read More Issue #42, January 2021