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Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

Hawaii Senate Confirms Leo Asuncion To Public Utilities Commission Tracy Wright Corvo

Hawaii Senate Confirms Leo Asuncion To Public Utilities Commission

Gov. David Ige’s appointee will serve a six-year term on the regulatory agency.

Feds Say Hawaii Is Too Quick To Approve Wind Power Turbines PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Feds Say Hawaii Is Too Quick To Approve Wind Power Turbines

They’re asking the Public Utilities Commission not to green-light more projects until environmental concerns are addressed.

Ige Picks UH Energy Expert To Serve On PUC Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Picks UH Energy Expert To Serve On PUC

The governor nominates Jennifer Potter to replace Lorraine Akiba as of July 1 on the Public Utilities Commission.

Auditor: PUC Isn’t Keeping Its Eye On ‘Big-Picture Matters’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Auditor: PUC Isn’t Keeping Its Eye On ‘Big-Picture Matters’

The Public Utilities Commission staff is overloaded and lacks the proper tools and guidance, according to a state report.

Will Renters Soon Power Their Apartments With Solar? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Renters Soon Power Their Apartments With Solar?

A new Community-Based Renewable Energy program is designed to open the door for people previously shut out of the solar market

Hawaii Utilities Regulators Are Worried About Rising Electric Rates Blue Planet Foundation

Hawaii Utilities Regulators Are Worried About Rising Electric Rates

Commissioners are pushing HECO to do more to keep prices in check and customers from leaving the system.

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Gets A New Member — For Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Gets A New Member — For Now

The governor has found a new member to serve after the Senate rejected his last choice.

Hawaii Senate Refuses To Confirm Gorak To The PUC Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senate Refuses To Confirm Gorak To The PUC

Opponents see the rejection as payback against Gov. David Ige for opposing NextEra Energy’s $4.3 billion attempt to buy Hawaii’s utility.

Committee Rejects Governor’s Choice For Utilities Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Committee Rejects Governor’s Choice For Utilities Commission

UPDATED But the full Senate will ultimately decide whether Tom Gorak’s appointment to the PUC will be confirmed.

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