Key Dockets

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

The State of Hawai’i is committed to net negative carbon emissions by 2045. The purpose of the proposed eBus Pilot is three-fold fold: A. Develop ways for Hawaiian Electric to support make-ready infrastructure, B. Enable and accelerate the electrification of bus fleets in Hawaiian Electric service territories, and C. Improve renewable energy integration through bus ...
Read More Electric Bus (eBus) Make-Ready Infrastructure Pilot Project (Docket No. 2020-0098)

The Public Utilities Commission will hold a virtual public hearing relating to the application of Launiupoko Irrigation Co., LLC, for approval of a temporary rate increase for non-potable (irrigation) water services in the Launiupoko area (Docket No. 2020-0089). The PUC will host the virtual hearing through WebEx for online and telephonic participation by all interested ...
Read More January 7 – Public Hearing for Application of Launiupoko Irrigation Co., LLC for a Temporary Rate Increase (Docket No. 2020-0089)

The University of Hawai‘i and Hawaiian Electric have agreed to collaborate on an innovative renewable energy initiative to help the university achieve its netzero energy goal and bring online more cost-effective, renewable energy resources to benefit the entire state. Key elements of the proposed program include: The university will provide a project location at no ...
Read More University of Hawaiʻi and Hawaiian Electric agree on ‘green tariff’ to benefit campuses and community (Docket No. 2020-0204)

Hawaiian Electric and Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) have reached agreement on an amended contract that will significantly lower electric bills on Hawaii Island, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand the island’s renewable portfolio standard to nearly 70 percent. The amended power purchase agreement was filed with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on Dec. 31, 2019 ...
Read More Hawaiian Electric, Puna Geothermal Venture reach new agreement to reduce cost, expand output (Docket No. 2019-0333)

HECO, MECO, and HELCO are seeking approval for several Purchase Power Agreements. What is a Purchase Power Agreement?  It’s a contract between two parties, one which generates electricity (the seller) and one which is looking to purchase electricity (the buyer-typically a utility). Contractual terms may last anywhere between 5 and 20 years, during which time ...
Read More Hawaii Electric Companies Seek Approval for Purchase Power Agreements

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