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July 23, 2024

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (HI PUC)

State Farm
Hawaii PUC Approves HECO Grid Resilience Plan
The Hawaii PUC approved HECO's resilience plan to harden the grid against wildfires and other natural threats.
U.S. DefenseImagery
Solar+Storage Project Proposed for Pearl Harbor
Renewable energy company Ameresco said it will partner with Bright Canyon Energy to build Kūpono Solar, a solar-plus-battery storage facility in Pearl Harbor.
Hawaiian Electric
HECO Cancels Oahu Battery Storage Project
Hawaiian Electric withdrew plans to build a key battery storage system on Oahu; tight deadlines and supply chain issues appear to be the cause.
Hawaiian Electric
HECO Approved for $5M Make-ready EV Charger Pilot
State regulators OK'd HECO’s $4.98 million pilot to install EV charging infrastructure across the state in a bid to incentivize investment in charging ports.
KIUC
Hawaii PUC Approves Kauai Pumped Storage Project
Hawaii's PUC approved construction of the West Kauai Energy Project, a pumped storage hydropower project designed to produce 110 GWh of annual output.
Hawaiian Electric
Hawaii Fronts $7.5M for New Molokai Renewable Co-op
The Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority approved $7.5 million for a new energy cooperative on Molokai to broaden residents’ access to renewable energy.
Hawaiian Electric
Hawaii PUC Calls for Mediation in West Maui Solar Dispute
Hawaii regulators have instructed Maui Electric Company and other parties to explore mediation over the disputed Kahana Solar Project.
NEPR
Hawaii’s PBR Efforts Get Conference Spotlight
Hawaii’s move to performance-based regulation is still “a work in progress,” state Public Utilities Commission Chair James Griffin said last week.
Tony Webster, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr
Hawaii PUC Weighs Oahu Coal Plant Closure Options
A Hawaii PUC status conference provided hope that HECO can find a timely way to fill the void left by the closure of Oahu’s largest electricity source.
HECO, Hawaii PUC Go More Rounds over Clean Energy Plans
Recent orders show how Hawaii PUC’s frustration with Hawaiian Electric's halting progress on clean energy is accompanied by an increasingly weak hand.

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