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(LIHEAP) provides heating and/or cooling assistance to needy Hawai’i households by assisting with a one-time payment towards their utility bill (electric or gas) in two ways: Energy Crisis Intervention (ECI)  assists households in crisis. The electric or gas service has been or will be disconnected, and the household has been notified via a disconnection notice ...
Read More The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

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)

LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY IN THE TIME OF COVID A webinar featuring several members of the Legislature and moderated by Bob Toyofuku of Pacific Law Institute. This webinar is now being made available to the public and worth watching for anyone interested in the 2021 session. Watch it live on thinktechhawaii.com at 9:00 am Friday 1/15. Or on ...
Read More How the 2021 Legislative Session will be Conducted

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

Young Brothers’ has submitted an application to the Hawai’i Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for approval of its new cost of service model pursuant to Order No. 37280 Addressing Young Brothers, LLC’s Request for Emergency or Temporary Rate Relief in Docket No. 2019-0117. The DCA submitted a preliminary statement of position stating that due to many ...
Read More Young Brothers’ Application for New Cost of Service Model (Docket 2020-0135)

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Take the DCA Energy Survey

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COMMUNITY-BASED RENEWABLE ENERGY

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HELCO Rate Increase Application

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