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The Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has issued an interim decision approving Hawai‘i Electric Light Company’s first base-rate increase in more than six years.

The approved interim rate will increase the typical Hawai‘i Island monthly residential bill for 500 kilowatt hours by $4.98. Over the last 12 months, the average monthly residential bill has been $162.58. The 3.4 percent increase – $9.9 million in annual revenue – will help pay for capital improvements including grid upgrades and extensive vegetation management work that is credited with reducing outages and their duration during storms.

HELCO rate increase approved, first base-rate increase in over six years

The Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has issued an interim decision approving Hawai‘i Electric Light Company’s first base-rate increase in more than six years. The approved interim rate will increase the typical Hawai‘i Island monthly residential bill for 500 kilowatt hours by $4.98. Over the last 12 months, the average monthly residential bill has been […]

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Hawaiʽi Electric Light today proposed the first increase of base rates in  nearly six years to help pay for operating costs, including expanded vegetation management  focusing on albizia tree removal, as well as system upgrades to increase reliability, improve  customer service and integrate more renewable energy.

HELCO proposes 6.5 percent base rate increase

Hawaiʽi Electric Light today proposed the first increase of base rates in nearly six years to help pay for operating costs, including expanded vegetation management focusing on albizia tree removal, as well as system upgrades to increase reliability, improve customer service and integrate more renewable energy.

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Hawaiian Electric submits proposal to PUC for smart grid technology

The Companies are requesting permission to install smart grid technology for more than 455,000 customers on O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Island and in Maui County. The project will consist of a modern wireless communication network, smart meters and enhanced technology that will upgrade the existing electric grid to be more automated and energy efficient.

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House bill directing PUC to discuss upgrades to electric grid moves forward

The House today passed a measure that will help resolve the inability for thousands of Hawaii families to install photovoltaic solar panels while being left in limbo by electric utilities. The measure directs the Public Utilities Commission to establish new guidelines and rules that will support the upgrade and modernization of Hawaii’s electric grid and […]

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HELCO to withdraw request for rate increase for electric customers

As island families and businesses continue to face high energy prices, Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced a settlement between the State of Hawaii and the Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO) that will result in the withdrawal of a rate increase request for Hawaii Island and a significant reduction in taxpayer dollars requested to cover project […]

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HELCO files request for increased geothermal power with PUC

Hawaii Electric Light Company today filed a proposed final Geothermal Request for Proposals with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. The company is seeking approval to issue the 50 megawatt Geothermal RFP and commence the bidding process for potential geothermal resource developers.

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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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The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) yesterday issued a final decision for Hawaii Electric Light Company’s (HELCO) 2010 rate case. The decision may result in a small reduction in electric rates for Hawaii Island electric customers going forward.

PUC approves HELCO rate increase and decoupling mechanism

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) yesterday issued a final decision for Hawaii Electric Light Company’s (HELCO) 2010 rate case. The decision may result in a small reduction in electric rates for Hawaii Island electric customers going forward.

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Friday (Dec 16) the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved the settlement reached last month between Young Brothers and the Division of Consumer Advocacy and ruled on a disputed issue in the Young Brothers’ rate case. The PUC approved an increase of 16.58% ($10,574,932 in additional revenue) for Young Brothers.

PUC approves rate increase of 16.58 percent for Young Brothers

Friday (Dec 16) the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved the settlement reached last month between Young Brothers and the Division of Consumer Advocacy and ruled on a disputed issue in the Young Brothers’ rate case. The PUC approved an increase of 16.58% ($10,574,932 in additional revenue) for Young Brothers.

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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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Governor Neil Abercrombie today signed into law House Bill 1520, which is intended to help more homeowners and renters access and afford clean energy.  The measure directs the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to investigate how an on-bill financing program could operate in Hawai'i and gives the PUC the discretion to implement such a program.

Governor signs bill to help reduce energy usage

Governor Neil Abercrombie today signed into law House Bill 1520, which is intended to help more homeowners and renters access and afford clean energy. The measure directs the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to investigate how an on-bill financing program could operate in Hawai’i and gives the PUC the discretion to implement such a program.

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On Friday, June 17, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) opened an investigation of the rate increase requested by Young Brothers, Limited (Young Brothers). The PUC is required to complete its review within six months.

PUC opens investigation of Young Brothers’ rate increase

On Friday, June 17, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) opened an investigation of the rate increase requested by Young Brothers, Limited (Young Brothers). The PUC is required to complete its review within six months.

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Residential customers at Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) and Maui Electric Company (MECO) will be rewarded for energy conservation through a new tiered rate structure approved recently by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC.)

The new rate structure is effective for MECO, January 12, 2011. It became effective for HELCO on Friday, January 14.

HELCO tiered rate structure in effect Friday (Jan 14)

Residential customers at Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) and Maui Electric Company (MECO) will be rewarded for energy conservation through a new tiered rate structure approved recently by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC.) The new rate structure is effective for MECO, January 12, 2011. It became effective for HELCO on Friday, January 14.

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