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Island Energy Services to acquire Chevron’s operations in Hawaii

Island Energy Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of One Rock Capital Partners, LP (“One Rock”) announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire from Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (“Chevron”) certain refining, distribution and retail assets located in Hawaii, including the 58,000 barrel-per-day refinery in Kapolei, Chevron’s interests in a network of 58 retail […]

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After two unexpected trips of the 60 MW Hamakua Energy Partners (HEP) power plant on Wednesday and Thursday (April 13-14) of last week, the HEP plant remains out of service and is not expected to return until Friday. Hawai‘i Electric Light is experiencing narrow generation reserves this week.

HELCO reports power availability may be tight due to generating units out of service

After two unexpected trips of the 60 MW Hamakua Energy Partners (HEP) power plant on Wednesday and Thursday (April 13-14) of last week, the HEP plant remains out of service and is not expected to return until Friday. Hawai‘i Electric Light is experiencing narrow generation reserves this week.

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Energy independence forum (Sept. 17)

Energy Independence, Hawai’i Style – Jobs, Money & Politics Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 6 – 8 p.m. West Hawaii Civic Center – County Council Chambers In the second part of the West Hawaii Forum series on Energy hear from experts and professionals who are making a difference in Hawaii’s transition to clean and homegrown energy […]

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Governor signs slate of bills

New laws focus on emergency management, energy, agriculture, criminal justice

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Energy issues topic of West Hawaii Community Forum (June 24)

Join Representative Nicole Lowen (Kailua-Kona, Holualoa, Kalaoa, Honokohau) and guest presenters Jay Ignacio, HELCO, Catherine Lo, Blue Planet, Andrea Gill, DBEDT Office of Energy, at 6 pm on June 24th to learn more about energy issues in West Hawaii.

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Parker Ranch launches Paniolo Power Company

Parker Ranch has launched a new subsidiary, Paniolo Power Company LLC, Neil “Dutch” Kuyper, CEO of Parker Ranch, Inc., announced today. “The preliminary results from our energy team, led by Siemens, tell us there is the real opportunity to attract capital to invest in our community grid concept,” Kuyper said. Parker Ranch hired a consortium […]

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Governor signs bills related to energy, technology

MEDIA RELEASE Focusing on two of his administration’s priority issues, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed several bills that advance Hawaii’s energy and technology goals. Upon enacting four measures related to energy, Abercrombie said: “We are removing unnecessary barriers to allow a greater segment of our community to invest in and benefit from renewable energy. These […]

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PUC issues rate decisions for the Hawaiian Electric Companies

MEDIA RELEASE On May 31, 2013, the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued decisions for Maui Electric’s 2012 rate case and the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ decoupling filings. Decoupling Adjustments The PUC also approved the annual revenue decoupling adjustments for the Hawaiian Electric utilities. First approved in Hawaii in 2010, decoupling is a regulatory model adopted […]

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State offers energy efficiency audits to rural, ag businesses

MEDIA RELEASE The state has announced the opportunity for investment grade energy audits for Hawaii agricultural producers and rural small businesses interested in energy efficient practices. Through a $100,000 federal grant via the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program, the energy audit initiative will provide approved farms, agricultural producers and other […]

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Survey reveals support for Aina Koa Pono

MEDIA RELEASE Aina Koa Pono (AKP) received support from Hawaii Island residents in a recent survey, but a larger number revealed that many are still unaware of the company and its Ka‘u project. The survey results were released Monday to coincide with the Hawaii Public Utilities’s Commission hearings on Hawaii Electric Light Company’s request for […]

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Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) today asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for a 4.2% increase in rates, equal to $19.8 million in added revenue. This is the first HELCO rate request since 2009, after which the PUC ultimately approved a 1.3% increase.

HELCO asks PUC for 2013 rate increase

Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) today asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for a 4.2% increase in rates, equal to $19.8 million in added revenue. This is the first HELCO rate request since 2009, after which the PUC ultimately approved a 1.3% increase.

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Blue Planet's CFL fundraisers yield 87,500 bulbs exchanged

Blue Planet’s CFL fundraisers yield 87,500 bulbs exchanged

MEDIA RELEASE Over the last several months, school and community groups from Maui, Hawaii Island and Leeward Oahu have helped to replace mo re than 85,000 incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient CFLs. A CFL uses about 75 percent less electricity than a conventional bulb; on Hawaii Island, where the cost of electricity is $0.43 per […]

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