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Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

Iwase Pushes the PUC: ‘I’m Not Here to Make Everyone Happy’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Iwase Pushes the PUC: ‘I’m Not Here to Make Everyone Happy’

PUC Chair Randy Iwase explains changes he's made to speed up the high-profile commission's decision-making.
PUC: Media Can Cover HEI-NextEra Hearing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

PUC: Media Can Cover HEI-NextEra Hearing

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission issued an order allowing media access to the evidentiary hearing in the merger case.
NextEra, Hawaiian Electric Revise List of Paid Consultants

NextEra, Hawaiian Electric Revise List of Paid Consultants

The companies say they inadvertently included the University of Hawaii and Maui Economic Development.
Maui Gives State Utility Regulators an Earful on NextEra Deal Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Maui Gives State Utility Regulators an Earful on NextEra Deal

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission held its first of seven listening sessions on the proposed sale of Hawaiian Electric Industries to NextEra Energy.

What Would a Nuclear Disaster in Florida Mean for Hawaiian Electric? NPCA/Flickr

What Would a Nuclear Disaster in Florida Mean for Hawaiian Electric?

As the company's planned merger with NextEra Energy moves forward, the state Public Utilities Commission and others are asking new questions.
NextEra, Hawaiian Electric Make New Commitments in Merger Deal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

NextEra, Hawaiian Electric Make New Commitments in Merger Deal

The companies filed more than 1,000 pages in response to concerns about the proposed $4.3 billion sale. Starting Friday, the public will get its chance to weigh in.
Partners in Proposed Power Merger Pressed to Release LNG Emails Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Partners in Proposed Power Merger Pressed to Release LNG Emails

Ulupono Initiative joins Hawaii Gas in its request for the PUC to force Hawaiian Electric and NextEra to turn over emails about its plans for liquified natural gas.
Care to Weigh in on the Deal Between NextEra and Hawaiian Electric? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Care to Weigh in on the Deal Between NextEra and Hawaiian Electric?

The companies will be hosting a series of "open house informational meetings" about the pending merger across the state in April.
There’s Big Money in Offering Discounted or Free Cellular Phone Service in Hawaii Yelp

There’s Big Money in Offering Discounted or Free Cellular Phone Service in Hawaii

Companies aggressively seek out low-income people to sign up for cell phone service that's covered by federal subsidies. Ex-PUC head says at least one firm is being overpaid for subsidies to customers.
Lawmakers May Let Public Utilities Commission Keep More Special Fund Money

Lawmakers May Let Public Utilities Commission Keep More Special Fund Money

UPDATED Legislature considering bill that would raise limit from $1 million to $10 million.
Former PUC Chair Won’t Represent Developer on Lanai Wind Project Hawaiian Electric Co.

Former PUC Chair Won’t Represent Developer on Lanai Wind Project

Carl Caliboso says he is in compliance with rules, but will recuse himself due to PUC's concerns.
Former PUC Chair Subject of Ethics Query By Hawaii Energy Regulators

Former PUC Chair Subject of Ethics Query By Hawaii Energy Regulators

Carlito Caliboso is being asked to explain why he should be allowed to represent a wind-energy developer.
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