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The Division of Consumer Advocacy filed its Post-Evidentiary Hearing Reply Brief regarding NextEra Energy Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Co., with the Public Utilities Commission yesterday. Read a copy of the Consumer Advocate’s Post-Evidentiary Hearing Reply Brief here. The proposed acquisition is the subject of Docket No. 2015-0022.

Today the Division of Consumer Advocacy filed its Pre-Hearing Brief in the NextEra – Hawaiian Electric Merger. The Brief is filed in advance of the evidentiary hearing to be held November 30 – December 16 at the Neal Blaisdell Center. You can read the Division of Consumer Advocacy’s Brief here.

The Division of Consumer Advocacy today filed its rebuttal testimonies in the NextEra Energy, Inc. – HECO Companies merger application. Click here to access an electronic public copy of the filing. Other public documents in the merger docket are available for viewing on the PUC’s Document Management System. Go to and enter Docket No. 2015-0022.

The Division of Consumer Advocacy filed a request with the Public Utilities Commission to subpoena Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. President and CEO Constance Lau and NextEra Energy, Inc. President and CEO James Robo to provide testimony related to the merger application. Click here to read an electronic copy of the filing.

Free energy saving kits

Posted on Apr 2, 2015 in Hot Topics

Hawaii Energy is providing qualifying residents with a limited amount of free energy saving kits. For more information and to apply for one, visit:

Hawaii Energy is alerting consumers about a possible phone scam. An unauthorized person reportedly posed as a Hawaii Energy representative and requested financial information from the potential victim to claim a prize. Hawaii Energy does not ask consumers for financial information. For more information, visit Hawaii Energy’s website.

The Public Utilities Commission issued an order putting forth an initial statement of issues regarding the proposed merger between Hawaiian Electric Company and NextEra Energy. Inc. Parties may propose additions and/or modifications to the list of issues within 20 days. Read Order No. 32695 here.

On February 27, Public Utilities Commission Chair Randy Iwase and Hawaiian Electric Company President and CEO Alan Oshima signed an agreement regarding the interconnection of residential rooftop photovoltaic (“PV”) systems. Read a copy of the letter here

The Hawaiian Electric Companies and NextEra filed their merger application with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) today. To view a public copy of the application click here. You should also be able to review the application and other related public documents through the PUC’s Document Management System. Search under docket no. 2015-0022.