Public Utilities Commission Engagement
Performance Based Regulation (PBR) Docket

After a hiatus of nearly a decade, the City and County of Honolulu is re-engaging with the State of Hawaiʻi’s utility regulatory process. On May 8, 2018, the City filed its Motion to Intervene in PUC Docket No. 2018-0088, Instituting a Proceeding to Investigate Performance-Based Regulation (PBR) of the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), and was granted intervenor status on June 20, 2018.

The PBR proceeding is designed to re-orient HECO’s incentives and grid investment decisions to align with critical public policy priorities, e.g., greenhouse gas reduction, resilience, affordability, social equity, and electrification of transportation. The proceeding is of vital importance to the City’s climate resilience and long-term affordability goals and its commitment to implement a climate action plan under the Paris climate agreement, and will set the framework to de-carbonize Oʻahu’s electric grid by 2045.

The Resilience Office is providing subject matter expertise to inform, guide, and draft the City’s filings, and participating in the technical working groups on the City’s behalf.

To see all the filings in the docket including the PUC’s orders and staff reports, and the intervening parties’ motions to intervene, technical briefs, and statements of position visit the PUC Document Management System and look up Docket No. 2018-0088.

The City’s filings are linked below:

Statement of Position filed March 8, 2019

Metrics, Technical Brief 3 filed January 4, 2019

Regulatory Assessment, Technical Brief 2 filed October 25, 2018

Goals and Outcomes, Technical Brief 1 filed August 31, 2018

Motion to Intervene filed May 8, 2018