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TAG: Public Utilities Commission
July 07, 2012

Maui Senators Appointed to PUC’s Energy Planning Advisory Group

The Public Utilities Commission has appointed Senators Roz Baker and J. Kalani English as members to the newly created Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) Advisory Group.
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June 26, 2012

PUC Approves Ellison’s Lanai Purchase

Interim approval was been given to Larry Ellison by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission allowing his company to assume ownership of Lanai’s three utilities.
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May 23, 2012

MECO Rate Increase Approved

On Monday, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission issued a decision approving Maui Electric Company’s interim rate increase request allowing a 3.16% rate increase.
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April 19, 2012

Renewable Energy De-Linked From Fossil on Electricity Bills

On Tuesday, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approved an amended power purchase contract between Kaheawa Wind Power, LLC and Maui Electric Company.
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March 08, 2012

Maui’s Champley Confirmed as PUC Commissioner

Prior to his appointment, Champley worked as a Maui-based senior energy consultant, focused on clean energy resource integration in Hawai'i.
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September 19, 2011

Renewable Energy Advocate Appointed to Public Utilities Commission

Last Friday, Governor Neil Abercrombie announced several new appointments, and among them the appointment of a Maui-based energy consultant, Michael Champley, to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).
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February 03, 2011

Rep. Morita Appointed as PUC Chair

State Rep. Hermina Morita was selected as the chair of the PUC by Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie.
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October 06, 2010

Lower electric vehicle charge rates available for Oahu, Maui County and Hawaii Island

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has approved the Hawaiian Electric companies’ pilot Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Rates and customers may now apply to take advantage of the rates. The rates are designed to encourage early adoption of electric vehicles and incentivize customers to charge EVs during off-peak times of the day that best match the... Read more »
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July 29, 2010

Interim rate increase approved for MECO customers: average electric bills to increase between $5.21-$5.65 per month

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Wednesday granted Maui Electric Company (MECO) an interim rate increase, effective August 1, 2010.  The PUC approved an increase for customers on Maui, Molokai, and Lanai of 3.3%, or $10.3 million. The impact on a typical residential household in Maui County would be: Maui (600 kwh month): $5.43 per... Read more »
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October 29, 2009

State Moves Closer in its Plan to Ship Wind Energy From Maui to Oahu

The state is seeking bids from companies interested in linking Maui County to Oahu using a system of undersea cables. The proposed project was unveiled a year ago when the state entered into an agreement with Hawaiian Electric companies to connect the islands into one electrical grid, allowing renewable wind power generated in Maui County... Read more »
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October 01, 2009

Maui Electric Seeks 9.7% Rate Increase

Maui Electric Company is requesting a rate increase for Maui County customers in 2010.  The 9.7% increase translates to $28.2 million.  The funds generated are projected for use toward capital improvement projects and increased operating and maintenance costs. If the full request is approved by the PUC, a typical residential home on Maui would see... Read more »
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January 13, 2009


The Public Utilities Commission issued an order on Friday, to suspend a docket filed by Wailuku Water Company.  The former Wailuku Sugar plantation company had sought approvals for a certificate of convenience and necessity to provide non-potable water distribution to customers in the central region (including Waihee, Waiehu, Puuohala, Wailuku and Waikapu).  The restrictions come... Read more »
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