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April 18, 2018

Senate Confirms Potter to PUC Commission

The Hawai‘i State Senate has confirmed Jennifer “Jennie” Potter to the Public Utilities Commission.
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August 30, 2017

HECO Files Grid Modernization Strategy with PUC

It will cost an estimated $205 million to update the energy networks of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaiʻi Electric Light over the next six years.
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December 05, 2016

More Than 1,000 Enroll in Time-of-Use Rates Program

More than 1,000 electric customers across the state have signed up for Hawaiian Electric Companies' new Time-of-Use rates program.
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September 19, 2016

PUC Approves Tariff for Interim Time-of-Use Rates

The Time of Use rate structure program encourages customers to reduce electricity use during times when electricity is more expensive to produce, while allowing them to take advantage of less expensive electricity being offered at other times.
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July 19, 2016

HEI Withdraws LNG Plans After Termination of NextEra Merger

HEI today withdrew its applications for approval of a liquefied natural gas contract and plans to for upgrades...
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July 15, 2016

PUC Nixes NextEra-HECO Merger

The PUC concluded that HECO-NextEra failed to demonstrate that the merger is in the public interest, using the words "vague, inadequate, uncertain, unrealistic... "
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October 14, 2015

PUC Approves New Programs; Ends Net Metering

A press released issued yesterday by the Sierra Club yesterday announced the state Public Utilities Commission's decision to end net metering. The same day, the PUC said it has approved two new rooftop PV programs intended to replace the NEM program.
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July 21, 2015

Gov. Ige, Mayor Arakawa Oppose HEI-NextEra Energy Merger

During a press conference held this afternoon, Gov. David Ige expressed the state's opposition to the proposed NextEra Energy Inc. purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries and is recommending the state Public Utilities Commission reject the deal as it is currently proposed.
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July 16, 2015

Hawaiian Electric Proposes Community Solar Pilot Project

Hawaiian Electric Company has filed a proposal for a community solar pilot program with the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission. If the PUC approves the pilot, approximately 50 O‘ahu utility customers will have the opportunity to take advantage of the many benefits of solar without putting solar panels on their roofs.
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January 21, 2015

Hawaiian Electric Companies Propose New Plan for PV Systems

The Hawaiian Electric Companies are proposing a new plan for PV systems that will reportedly increase the use of rooftop solar in a way that is safe, sustainable, and fair for all customers on the power grid.
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December 01, 2011

PUC Eases Way For Renewable Energy Grid Integration

The rules are expected to ease the way for more distributed renewable energy generation like rooftop solar panels.
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March 24, 2011

30 MW Kahulu Wind Commercial Operations Begin

The project is able generate enough renewable energy to power up to 7,700 Oahu homes annually.
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February 16, 2011

Newly approved contract clears way for largest wind energy project in state on Maui

When the expansion is complete, Kaheawa will produce a combined capacity of 51 MW, enough energy to power 20,000 Maui homes.
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