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 KA LA NUI SOLAR, LLC,
13.8 MEGAWATT PHOTOVOLTAIC FACILITY PROJECT
Docket No. 2014-0308
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 October 10, 2014, as amended. 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 reHawaiian Elec. Co., Inc., Docket No. 2014-0354, involving HECO’s application, filed on December 4, 2014, 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) a new 65-foot self-supporting wood pole, to be located near Farrington Highway and Kaupuni Stream in Waianae, Oahu; (2) a new 46 kV rated, group operated, vertically mounted inertia air switch; and (3) approximately 160 circuit feet of 556 KCM AAC 46 kV overhead conductors.
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 13.8 megawatt (“MW”) photovoltaic (i.e., solar) facility that will be owned and operated by Ka La Nui Solar, LLC, whose ultimate parent entity is NextEra Energy, Inc. The proposed 13.8 MW photovoltaic facility will be located on land that is leased from Mountain View Dairy in Waianae, Oahu.
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 2014-0308. 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. 2014-0308. 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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