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October 08, 2020

Solar-Battery Project at ‘Ulupalakua, Maui is Approved by PUC

Planned to be online in 2023, Paeahu Solar is capable of powering about 6,900 Maui homes per year. Over the lifetime of the project, it can replace the use of 1.3 million barrels of liquid fuel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 530,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.
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September 17, 2020

Maui Renewable Energy Project Would Enable Retirement of the Kahului Plant in 2024

Hawaiian Electric announced Wednesday that it has submitted eight new renewable energy projects to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for review. If approved, the projects could produce lower-cost electricity, advance clean energy and phase out coal consumption in Hawai'i - enabling the retirement of the Kahului plant. 
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July 25, 2020

Young Brothers Seeks Emergency Rate Increase to Facilitate Continued Interisland Service

On Friday night, Young Brothers filed a letter with the Public Utilities Commission to underscore the urgency of its pending request for an emergency rate increase by Aug. 17, 2020. Company representatives say the increase is needed so that the company may continue to provide its statewide interisland shipping services.
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July 21, 2020

Hawaiian Electric Offers Payment Plans, Collections Resume After Sept. 1

Hawaiian Electric continues to offer special payment plan options to customers, including extending payments over time, as residents and businesses continue to deal with the financial toll of the coronavirus pandemic.
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May 02, 2020

Pūlama Lāna‘i, Hawaiian Electric End Talks on Potential Sale of Lāna‘i Utility

Hawaiian Electric and Pūlama Lānaʻi have ended discussions about a potential sale of the electric system on Lānaʻi, which will continue to be owned and operated by the utility.
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January 19, 2020

Regulators Approve EV Charging Network Plan

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved Hawaiian Electric’s plan to own and operate four potential EVohana sites on Maui.
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January 07, 2020

Pūlama Lāna‘i in Talks With Hawaiian Electric on Possible Purchase of Lāna‘i Utility

Hawaiian Electric was approached by Pūlama Lāna`i about acquiring the assets of the utility after Hawaiian Electric issued a request for proposals for renewable energy projects on Lāna`i.
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September 08, 2019

Maui Electric to Lower Electric Vehicle Charging Rates

The lower rates are an incentivize for drivers to charge during daylight hours, when solar energy is abundant. 
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January 13, 2019

Governor Ige Designates James Griffin as PUC Chair

Gov. David Ige has designated James Griffin as Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission chairman.
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November 16, 2018

PUC Chair to Retire at End of Year

Randall Iwase, chair of the Hawaiʻi Public Utilities Commission will resign from his post, effective Dec. 28, 2018.
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August 15, 2018

Maui Electric Rate to Increase $5 for Typical Monthly Bill

The approved 3.8% interim rate increase takes effect on Aug 23, 2018 and will increase the typical monthly residential bill for 500 kilowatt-hours on Maui by $5
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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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December 26, 2017

PUC Approves Community Solar Program

The Public Utilities Commission issued a decision directing Hawaiʻi's electric utilities to implement a community-based renewable energy program
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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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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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