News Releases

Hawaiian Electric’s new Shift and Save Pilot Program is now live. Please see press release below for more information.

With more than 10,000 customers around the Big Island without power shortly after 9 a.m., Hawaiian Electric has issued a News Release. Hawaiian Electric has issued an Outage Alert for Hawaii Island, implementing brief 30 minute rolling outages due to an unexpected loss of several large generators and near-zero wind resources. Customers are urged to ...
Read More Alert: Rolling Outages on Hawaii Island – Consumer Advisory

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 465 S. KING STREET, #103 HONOLULU, HAWAII 96813 Aloha,   The Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) is planning a virtual meeting for Tuesday, October 31, 2023, and is seeking stakeholder and public input regarding most preferred timing of this event. This meeting will be the first of four upcoming monthly meetings that will allow the ...
Read More RELEASE: PUC Equity Docket – Time Poll/Survey 1 of 4 Meeting for Next Steps

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS KA ʻOIHANA PILI KĀLEPA JOSH GREEN, M.D. GOVERNOR | KE KIAʻĀINA NADINE Y. ANDO DIRECTOR | KA LUNA HOʻOKELE MICHAEL S. ANGELO CONSUMER ADVOCATE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2023 Community Participation Encouraged in Energy Equity Docket to Shape Hawai‘i’s Energy Future HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and ...
Read More RELEASE: Community Participation Encouraged in Energy Equity Docket to Shape Hawaii’s Future

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS KA ʻOIHANA PILI KĀLEPA JOSH GREEN, M.D. GOVERNOR | KE KIAʻĀINA NADINE Y. ANDO DIRECTOR | KA LUNA HOʻOKELE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2023 Michael S. Angelo Named State’s Consumer Advocate HONOLULU — Michael S. Angelo has been named executive director for the Department of Commerce and Consumer ...
Read More RELEASE: Michael S. Angelo Named State’s Consumer Advocate

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR CATHERINE P. AWAKUNI COLÓN DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 5, 2017 Dean Nishina Named State’s Consumer Advocate HONOLULU – Dean Nishina has been named executive director for Department of Commerce and Consumer Affair’s Division of Consumer Advocacy (DCA), effective January 1. He has been serving ...
Read More RELEASE: Dean Nishina Named State’s Consumer Advocate

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR CATHERINE P. AWAKUNI COLÓN DIRECTOR JEFFREY ONO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF CONSUMER ADVOCACY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2016 State Consumer Advocate Supports the Commission’s Denial of the NextEra-HECO Merger Affirms Failure to Demonstrate Adequate Customer Benefits HONOLULU – The Division of Consumer Advocacy (Consumer Advocate) ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: State Consumer Advocate Supports the Commission’s Denial of the NextEra-HECO Merger