NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
APPLICATION OF HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC. (“HECO”),
FOR APPROVAL TO CONSTRUCT A 46 KILOVOLT OVERHEAD SUB-TRANSMISSION LINE EXTENSION IN WAIANAE, OAHU, TO INTERCONNECT HECO’S ELECTRIC SYSTEM WITH THE PROPOSED EE WAIANAE SOLAR PROJECT LLC,
27.6 MEGAWATT PHOTOVOLTAIC FACILITY PROJECT
Docket No. 2014-0354
The STATE OF HAWAII, PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (“Commission”), pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes §§ 269-27.5 and 269-27.6(a), HEREBY GIVES NOTICE that it will hold a public hearing relating to the Application of HECO, filed on December 4, 2014. The public hearing will be held as follows:
April 2, 2015, 6:00 p.m.*
Waianae Intermediate School cafeteria
85-626 Farrington Highway
*Note: The public hearing will coincide with the public hearing for In re Hawaiian Elec. Co., Inc., Docket No. 2014-0308, involving HECO’s application, filed on October 10, 2014, as amended, to construct a different, new section of 46 kilovolt (“kV”) overhead sub-transmission line extension, in Waianae, Oahu.
HECO is the franchised provider of electric utility service on the island of Oahu. HECO requests the Commission’s approval to construct a new section of 46 kV overhead sub-transmission line, which will be an extension of HECO’s existing Kahe-Permanente 46 kV overhead sub-transmission line located along Farrington Highway in Leeward Oahu. The scope of work for HECO’s proposed new section of 46 kV overhead sub-transmission line extension will include the installation of: (1) three new 60 foot self-supporting steel poles (one of which will be installed on EE Waianae Solar Project LLC’s property); (2) two switches; and (3) approximately 385 feet of 46 kV overhead conductors in the vicinity of Ala Akau and Ala Hema Streets in Waianae, Oahu.
The purpose of the proposed new section of 46 kV overhead
sub-transmission line extension is to interconnect HECO’s electric system with the proposed 27.6 megawatt (“MW”) photovoltaic (i.e., solar) facility that will be owned and operated by EE Waianae Solar Project LLC, whose ultimate parent entity is Eurus Solar Holdings LLC. The proposed 27.6 MW photovoltaic facility will be located on approximately 198 acres of privately owned land in Waianae, Oahu, designated as Tax Map Key Nos. 8-5-002-022 and 8-5-003-030.
Copies of HECO’s Application, as amended, are available for review through the Commission’s electronic Document Management System, accessible on-line at the following website address: http://dms.puc.hawaii.gov/dms/, Docket Quick Link 2014-0354. In addition, copies of HECO’s Application are available for review by contacting HECO [(808) 543-4723], the Commission’s Office [(808) 586-2020], or the Division of Consumer Advocacy [(808) 586-2800].
All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing to state their views on HECO’s request to construct a new section of 46 kV overhead
sub-transmission line extension in Waianae, Oahu. Statements may also be submitted: (1) to the Public Utilities Commission at 465 South King Street, Room 103, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, via postal mail or hand-delivery; and/or
(2) by electronic mail to the Commission’s electronic mail address
at Hawaii.PUC@hawaii.gov. All written statements should reference Docket No. 2014-0354. Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made if requested reasonably in advance by contacting the Commission’s Honolulu Office.
Randall Y. Iwase, Chair
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