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The Public Utilities Commission, subject to certain conditions, approved the voluntary surrender of Sea Link of Hawaii, Inc.’s certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) to operate as a water carrier of passengers and property between the islands of Oahu, Molokai, and Maui. As a result, Sea Link may terminate its ferry service operations (commonly known ...
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Gov. David Ige announced the launch of text-to-911, an enhanced 911 service that allows residents to report an emergency as a text message. The full news release from the Governor’s Office can be read here. For more information about text-to-911, visit the website: The Consumer Advocate is a board member of the E911 Board. For a ...

A judge ruled the appointment of Tom Gorak as Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission was valid. His appointment is on an interim basis. Read the full News Release from the Attorney General’s office. The cases’s Minute Order can also be viewed.

In a news release from the Federal Communications Commission, it has reached a settlement with Blue Jay Wireless to resolve an investigation into whether the company improperly enrolled several thousand Hawaiian customers as eligible for enhanced Tribal support reimbursements from the FCC’s Lifeline program. You can read FCC’s full News Release and read more about Lifeline in Hawaii on ...

Read the full News Release regarding the Public Utilities Commission’s decision of the HECO Companies and NextEra Energy’s filing and view the Summary of Decision and Order below: News Release Summary of Decision and Order No. 33795, Docket No. 2015-0022 Decision and Order No. 33795, Docket No. 2015-0022 You can view all the documents of the filing on the ...
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The following article was published in West Hawaii Today: Consumer advocate criticizes HOVE solar farm plan Read the Consumer Advocate’s full statement of position to the PUC regarding this application here. You can also find all files for this application on the PUC’s document management system (DMS) by going to and searching for Docket No. 2015-0229.

HECO’s PSIP Update

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 in Hot Topics

The Public Utilities Commission issued Order No. 33740 on Friday, inviting comments on the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Power Supply Improvement Plan Update.  For more information regarding how to file your comments before the Commission, read the Order here. Comments are due no later than June 17, 2016. The Power Supply Improvement Plan is the subject of ...
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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.