Key Dockets

BACKGROUND KIUC, a non-profit electric cooperative on Kauai, has recently filed its first general rate increase in over 12 years. KIUC states that the purpose of the rate increase is to address rising operating costs and infrastructure investments while meeting state requirements, including renewable energy standards. The proposed increase amount is $16.7 million, approximately 9.42% ...
Read More KIUC FOR APPROVAL OF RATE CHANGES AND INCREASES (DOCKET NO. 2022-0208)

BACKGROUND Hone Heke is a water carrier authorized to transport passengers and property between the islands of Lānaʻi and Maui.   Pursuant to its Tariff No. 2, Hone Heke provides water carrier transportation service between Lāhainā Harbor, Maui, and Manele Harbor, Lānaʻi. Hone Heke seeks Commission approval of an increase of 37% to each of its ...
Read More HONE HEKE CORPORATION DBA EXPEDITIONS FOR APPROVAL OF RATE INCREASES (DOCKET NO. 2023-0204)

BACKGROUND Energy Equity Docket 2022-0250 is a significant proceeding before the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) that focuses on addressing critical issues related to clean energy access, affordability, and fairness in Hawai‘i. At its core the docket seeks to ensure that all residents, regardless of income level or location, have access to affordable, reliable, and clean ...
Read More Energy Equity and Justice Docket No. 2022-0250

The Division of Consumer Advocacy (DCA) supports Order No. 40218, which suspends utility disconnections on Maui through October 17, 2023, due to the devastating wildfires. DCA recommends further protections for ratepayers, including: No Disconnection Fees: DCA urges that no customer impacted by the wildfires should face disconnection fees. Waiving Connection Fees and Deposits: Given the ...
Read More Consumer Advocate Recommends Additional Consumer Protections Amidst Maui Wildfires

In response to recent catastrophic wildfires on Maui and the urgent need for preventative action, the Division of Consumer Advocacy (DCA) has made recommendations regarding the assessment of vulnerabilities in Hawaii’s utility systems. These recommendations seek to investigate policy and actions to  Hawaii’s regulated utility systems’ vulnerability to natural disasters and man–made threats Background: On ...
Read More Division of Consumer Advocacy Calls for Utility System Vulnerability Assessment Docket No. 2022-0135

Why does this matter to you?  This project has the potential to bring significant change to your community and we need YOUR voices to make sure this happens in the best possible way. MEETING CANCELLED 📅 Mark your calendars! Join us on Monday, October 16th, 2023, at 5:30 PM in the Kapolei High School cafeteria ...
Read More 📢🛣️ Calling all community members! Read about potential changes coming to Farrington Highway!

The STATE OF HAWAII PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (“Commission”) will be holding a hearing relating to its ongoing investigation into performance-based regulation (“PBR”) for the Hawaiian Electric Companies. The Commission will live-stream and record the hearing for the convenience of the public to watch. Information for the evidentiary hearing is as follows: HEARING INFORMATION Dates: April ...
Read More April 26 & 27 – Hearing on the Commission’s ongoing investigation into Performance-Based Regulation (Docket No. 2018-0088)

Hu Honua’s Evidentiary hearing is rescheduled to March 1, 2022, thru March 4, 2022.In Order No. 38215 the Commission lifted the suspension on this docket and resumed proceedings following the Supreme Court’s dismissal of Hu Honua’s Notice of Appeal in SCOT-22-0000024. Hu Honua, which does business as Honua Ola Bioenergy, has been seeking the PUC’s approval to ...
Read More March 1-4 – Evidentiary Hearing for Hu Honua and Hawaii Electric Light Company (Rescheduled)

The STATE OF HAWAII PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (“Commission”) will hold a virtual public hearing relating to the application of HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC. for Commission approval to construct a 46 kilovolt (“kV”) overhead and underground line for the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant CEIP-46 46kV overhead sub-transmission line relocation project on the island of Oahu. The ...
Read More December 9 – Public hearing for HECO Application for Construction of Overhead and Underground Line (2021-0070)

The STATE OF HAWAII PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (“Commission”) will hold a virtual public hearing relating to the application of HAWAII-AMERICAN WATER COMPANY, for Commission approval of a general rate increase for wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal services to residents, condominiums, and commercials establishments in the Hawaii Kai area on the island of Oahu. The Commission ...
Read More November 17 – Pubic Hearing for Application of Hawaii-American Water Company for a General Rate Increase (2021-0063)

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