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April 12, 2017

Opponents: “Water Monopoly Bill” Will Eliminate Oversight

Sierra Club: If passed, private corps will be allowed to make unlimited profit from selling water, creating new incentive to divert water from public streams
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January 10, 2017

Maui Electric Seek PUC Approval for More Renewable Energy

Maui Electric envisions achieving 100% renewable energy on Moloka‘i by 2020, on Lānaʻi by 2030 and on Maui by 2040.
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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 28, 2016

Sea Link Files Request to Stop Molokaʻi to Maui Ferry Service

Sea Link of Hawaiʻi, the ferry between Maui and Molokaʻi, offers fares of $62.04 for a one way ticket. The company faces competitive air fares as low as $36.
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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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June 04, 2013

MECO Ordered to Refund Customers Due to Poor Service

MECO's allowed profit level was also reduced from 10% to 9%, due to "lower interest rates" and discovered "inefficiencies," according to the commission.
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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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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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February 08, 2011

MECO seeks to add 50 megawatts of firm renewable power

Maui Electric Company is seeking PUC approval to begin a search for 50 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity on Maui.
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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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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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July 29, 2009

P.U.C. APPROVES YOUNG BROTHERS RATE INCREASE

The Public Utilities Commission approved a rate increase for regulated inter-island cargo services aboard the Young Brothers shipping company vessels.  The average overall increase will be 13.46 percent, and goes into effect on August 1, 2009. The newly approved rates include a 9.66 percent increase for containerized cargo, a 9.22 percent increase for automobiles and... Read more »
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January 13, 2009

PUC ISSUES ORDER TO SUSPEND WAILUKU WATER COMPANY DOCKET

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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