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HEI submits plan for energy future

MEDIA RELEASE Highlights of the plan, to be achieved by 2030: * More than 65 percent renewable energy * Electric bills reduced by 20 percent * Nearly triple the amount of distributed solar Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc., and its subsidiaries, Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc and Maui […]

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PUC orders lower electricity costs, more solar

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has announced four major decisions and orders today that collectively provide key policy, resource planning, and operational directives to the Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO Companies). The orders require the HECO Companies to develop and implement major improvement action plans to aggressively pursue energy cost reductions, proactively respond […]

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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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PUC approves settlement between HEI, consumer advocate

MEDIA RELEASE The state Public Utilities Commission has approved a settlement between the Hawaiian Electric Companies and the sate Division of Consumer Advocacy resolving several pending regulatory proceedings. The settlement, originally filed with the PUC in January, called for Hawaii Electric Light Company to withdraw its 2013 rate case. As part of the settlement, Hawaiian […]

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Opportunity to comment on electric utility planning (Dec. 4-6)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Electric Light Company hosts a series of public meetings to receive public comment on Integrated Resource Planning. This is the process established by the Public Utilities Commission whereby the utilities plan for future energy needs over a 20-year planning period. The process runs in cycles and is repeated every three years so […]

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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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Residents urged to speak out at PUC (Oct. 29 & 30)

MEDIA RELEASE More than 1,000 Hawaii Island residents have taken a strong public stand against a proposed rate increase by Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO). Reacting to what are already punishingly high electric rates, these residents have signed a petition sponsored by Sen. Malama Solomon, who represents District 1 (Waimea, Hamakua, North Hilo, Rural South […]

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HELCO asks PUC to approve Aina Koa Pono contract

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Electric Light Company has asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for approval of a new biofuel supply contract with Aina Koa Pono. Under the agreement, Aina Koa Pono would provide 16 million gallons per year of renewable biofuel to replace fossil fuel used at the Keahole Power Plant on Hawaii Island […]

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HELCO customers seeing lower electric rates

HELCO customers seeing lower electric rates

MEDIA RELEASE Customers of Hawaii Electric Light Company are seeing slightly lower electric bills due to new base electric rates, which became effective April 9. Actual savings will vary by electricity usage and customer type. A typical residential customer using 500 kilowatt-hours will see their monthly bill decrease by approximately $4. The new base rates […]

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PUC begins integrated resource planning process

PUC begins integrated resource planning process

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission announced the beginning of the next cycle of the Integrated Resource Planning process for Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO), Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. (HELCO), and Maui Electric Company, Limited (MECO) (collectively, the Hawaiian Electric Companies). The overall goal of the IRP is to develop an action plan […]

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PUC approves new rules for interconnection

PUC approves new rules for interconnection

MEDIA RELEASE In a Decision and Order issued today, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (Commission) approved revisions to the HECO Companies’ Tariff Rule 14H, which governs the interconnection of distributed generating facilities, such as solar photovoltaic systems, operating in parallel with the HECO Companies’ electrical distribution system. The revisions are intended to facilitate increased penetration […]

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Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the following appointments:

Michael Champley as commissioner to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Barbara Krieg as Director of the Department of Human Resources and Development (DHRD)
David Sakamoto as Deputy Director of Health of the Department of Health (DOH)

Governor makes appointments to Dept of Health, Human Resources and PUC

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the following appointments: Michael Champley as commissioner to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Barbara Krieg as Director of the Department of Human Resources and Development (DHRD) David Sakamoto as Deputy Director of Health of the Department of Health (DOH)

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PUC sets Young Brothers public hearings

PUC sets Young Brothers public hearings

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor The state Public Utilities Commission has scheduled a series of hearings on Young Brothers Ltd.’s application to raise interisland shipping rate. Young Brothers seeks approval for a rate hike ranging from 14 percent to 38.7 percent depending on the type of cargo, which will generate an additional $14.4 million […]

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HELCO president explains why a rate increase is needed and how the average household would be affected by 'decoupling.'

PUC considering 6% HELCO general rate increase

HELCO president explains why a rate increase is needed and how the average household would be affected by ‘decoupling.’

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