Key Dockets

Hu Honua, which does business as Honua Ola Bioenergy, has been seeking the PUC’s approval to begin operating a $474 million biomass plant in Pepeekeo on the Hamakua Coast that is 99% complete and will burn trees to produce energy. That energy would be purchased by Hawaii Electric Light Co., known as Hawaiian Electric, under ...
Read More January 31 thru February 3 – Evidentiary Hearing for Hu Honua and Hawaii Electric Light Company

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)

The STATE OF HAWAII PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (“Commission”) will hold a virtual public hearing relating to the application of KALAELOA WATER COMPANY, LLC. (“KWC”) for Commission approval of a general rate increase and revised rules, regulations, and rates. The Commission will host the virtual hearing through WebEx for online and telephonic participation by all interested ...
Read More November 9 – Public Hearing For Kalaeloa Water Company Rate Case (2021-0005)

The STATE OF HAWAII PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (“Commission”) will hold a virtual public hearing relating to the amended application of HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC. (“HECO”) requesting, among other things, a Commission determination that the proposed 46 kilovolt transmission lines shall be allowed to be constructed above and below the surface of the ground for the ...
Read More October 26 – Virtual Public Hearing for Application of HECO Construction of Overhead Transmission Line (2020-0182)

Hawaiian Electric is seeking public input on a strategy to increase rooftop solar and similar customer energy resources (CER) to the scale needed to reach the state’s clean energy benchmarks. CER includes customer-sited resources like rooftop solar and batteries, electric vehicles and emerging electricity management technologies. This document, “Customer Energy Resources for Hawaii” which has ...
Read More Customer Energy Resources (CER) Strategy (Docket No. #2019-0323)

On March 16th, a status conference was held to discuss Hawaiian Electric’s Initial Update regarding the AES coal plant transition plan. The Commission held  the status conference to (1) review Hawaiian Electric’s Initial Status Update regarding the transition plan for the retirement of the AES coal plant on Oahu, filed on March 5, 2021, in ...
Read More Status Conference to Discuss Hawaiian Electric’s Initial Update regarding the AES coal plant transition plan for Oahu (Docket No. 2021-0024)

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has extended the suspension of termination or disconnection of regulated utility services due to non-payment and/or assessment of other charges through May 31, 2021. The Division of Consumer Advocacy encourages customers to contact their utility to work out payment arrangements, continue paying their bills to the extent possible during this ...
Read More Moratorium on disconnections of regulated utility services for nonpayment extended through May 31, 2021 (Docket No. 2020-0209)

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

On December 23, 2020, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued a decision and order approving a new performance-based regulatory framework (PBR Framework) for the Hawaiian Electric Companies. The concept is easy to understand. The actual implementation mechanisms are extremely complex. The essence of PBR is to incentivize the utility with a system that rewards ...
Read More New Performance-Based Regulatory (PBR) Framework

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