Public Utilities Commission

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The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission denied a motion to reconsider its previous denial of a bidding waiver for a $350 million biomass plant.

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Utilities and alternative energy providers have felt the economic effects of the COVID-19 shutdowns. Demand has fallen, but both groups also hope to be part of Hawaii’s eventual recovery.

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HONOLULU — Customers of Hawaii's only regulated interisland cargo company will pay 46% more to ship goods under a new regulatory ruling.

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Supporters of the Honua Ola Bioenergy company held a rally Monday in an attempt to ward off an order that could permanently stop construction of the firm's long-delayed power plant on Hawaii Island.

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KAILUA-KONA — A Hawaii ocean shipping firm requesting federal coronavirus relief funding will continue operations under a reduced schedule and move its barge service to Mondays, officials said.

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KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission plans to conduct an emergency investigation into the financial condition of an ocean shipping company seeking $25 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to remain in business. Commons

WAILUKU — The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has approved the first base-rate increase in six years by Maui Electric Company Ltd., officials said.

The power company announced the 3.7% increase Friday and expects the change to generate $12.1 million in annual revenue, The Maui News reported Sunday.


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