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Hawaii Energy Regulators May See Changes To Their Own Power Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Energy Regulators May See Changes To Their Own Power

UPDATED. State lawmakers are considering more than two dozen bills that would affect the Public Utilities Commission.
PUC Scrutinizes NextEra Talks With Military That Led To New Promises Eric Pape/Civil Beat

PUC Scrutinizes NextEra Talks With Military That Led To New Promises

Hearings about the proposed $4.3 billion purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries focus on financially insulating the local company from its suitor.
NextEra Energy Merger: The Real Action Is In The Politicking Courtesy of TASC

NextEra Energy Merger: The Real Action Is In The Politicking

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission will ultimately decide if the $4.3 billion deal should be approved, but that hasn't stopped polling, press conferences and news releases.
Living Hawaii: Two-Thirds Of An Electricity Price Revolution? Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Two-Thirds Of An Electricity Price Revolution?

Hawaiian Electric wants to offer shockingly lower rates to customers — at least for part of the day.
NextEra Hearing Transcripts To Go Online — Eventually Cory Lum/Civil Beat

NextEra Hearing Transcripts To Go Online — Eventually

Options will be available to view transcripts of the Hawaii PUC hearing without spending thousands of dollars to buy them from the court reporter.
NextEra Merger Critics Blast PUC’s Plan Not To Post Hearing Transcripts Online Cory Lum/Civil Beat

NextEra Merger Critics Blast PUC’s Plan Not To Post Hearing Transcripts Online

Hawaii energy regulators say they don't have the time to put the records on their website, but might do so -- after the hearing is over.
Bring On The Merger Case: Hawaii Energy Regulators Get Reinforcements Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bring On The Merger Case: Hawaii Energy Regulators Get Reinforcements

Meanwhile, the Consumer Advocate office is still struggling to fill vacancies as it represents the public in utility matters.
Union Supports NextEra Merger At PUC’s Last Public Hearing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Union Supports NextEra Merger At PUC’s Last Public Hearing

Hawaii energy regulators heard from Oahu residents who were split on the proposed $4.3 billion sale of Hawaiian Electric Industries.
Rooftop Solar Group Sues Hawaii Energy Regulators Over Decision ProVision Solar

Rooftop Solar Group Sues Hawaii Energy Regulators Over Decision

UPDATED The Alliance for Solar Choice is seeking an injunction in state court over the Public Utilities Commission's order capping the net energy metering program.
PUC Commissioner Applies for Rooftop Solar Days Before PUC Cut the Credits Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

PUC Commissioner Applies for Rooftop Solar Days Before PUC Cut the Credits

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission member Lorraine Akiba took advantage of the higher credit just days before the PUC created a new program with lower rates.
Utility Merger or Election Campaign? Debate Over NextEra Deal Blurs the Line TASC/Screenshot

Utility Merger or Election Campaign? Debate Over NextEra Deal Blurs the Line

The proposed $4.3 billion sale of Hawaiian Electric has featured everything from attack ads to high-powered consultants.
NextEra Merger Takes Back Seat to Co-op Talk on Big Island Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

NextEra Merger Takes Back Seat to Co-op Talk on Big Island

The Public Utilities Commission hears a lot about alternative utility ownership models, but little about a proposed sale of Hawaiian Electric Industries.
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