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The Public Utilities Commission is holding a status conference regarding Young Brothers’ Emergency Investigative Proceeding (Docket No. 2020-0084) on June 10, 2020. The YouTube link for viewing the status conference is: https://youtu.be/2NVv4OXDzFg Read the Status Conference Agenda here. Read the Notice for the conference here.

National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide celebration to increase awareness of the availability of electric vehicles (EV). This year, it is celebrated between September 14-22. It highlights the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. Locally, a handful of events were held statewide on Oahu, Kauai, and Kamuela and Hilo ...
Read More National Drive Electric Week rolls through September

Hawaiian Electric (HECO) filed an application for a rate increase with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The request is for a 4.1 percent, or about $77.5 million increase in revenues. HECO contends the increase on Oahu will help pay for operating and capital costs, including upgrades to strengthen the grid and integrate more renewable energy. ...
Read More HECO files request for approval of a rate increase – Docket No. 2019-0085

The Commission has asked the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (“HNEI”) to conduct a study on the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions from various energy products and technologies. The Commission expects to use the results from the study to support regulatory decisions for the State’s electric and gas utilities. View the PUC’s website for their letter to ...
Read More PUC Requests Hawaii Natural Energy Institute to Analyze Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Energy Projects

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

In a recent public notice, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the proposed universal service contribution factor for the third quarter 2019 will be 24.4 percent, up from the previous quarter’s 18.8 percent. Learn more about the contribution factor, quarterly administrative filings, and archived public notices regarding the Universal Service Fund on the FCC website.

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