NOTICE OF PUBLIC LISTENING SESSION
APPLICATION OF HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC., HAWAII ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY, INC., MAUI ELECTRIC COMPANY, LIMITED, AND NEXTERA ENERGY, INC. FOR APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE OF CONTROL AND RELATED MATTERS
Docket No. 2015-0022
The STATE OF HAWAII PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (“commission”), pursuant to Order Nos. 32695 and 33041, filed in this proceeding, HEREBY GIVES NOTICE that it will hold a public listening session relating to the Application of Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, Limited (collectively, the “Hawaiian Electric Companies”) and NextEra Energy, Inc. (“NextEra”), filed on January 29, 2015, for commission approval of the proposed change of control of the Hawaiian Electric Companies from Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (“HEI”) to Hawaiian Electric Holdings (“HEH”), a wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra. The public listening sessions will be held as follows:
1) Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.
Hilo High School Cafeteria
556 Waianuenue Avenue
2) Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.
Kealakehe High School Cafeteria
74-5000 Puohulihuli Street
The Application was initiated by the Hawaiian Electric Companies and NextEra. If approved, the Application would result in the complete transfer of ownership and control of the Hawaiian Electric Companies from HEI, a Hawaii-based corporation, to HEH, a wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra, a Florida-based corporation.
The Parties to this proceeding are the Hawaiian Electric Companies and NextEra, as well as the Consumer Advocate, a division of the State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. In addition, the commission has granted permission for twenty-nine (29) separate entities to intervene as Parties to this proceeding. The comments, testimony, and exhibits of the Parties are subject to a separate procedural schedule in this proceeding, and will not be considered as part of these public listening sessions, nor will any of the Parties be permitted to testify at the public listening sessions. Rather, these public listening sessions are intended to provide an opportunity for members of the broader public, who are not Parties to the proceeding, to offer their views, opinions, and concerns for the commission to consider as part of its overall analysis.
Copies of the Application are available for public review through the commission’s electronic Document Management System, accessible at http://dms.puc.hawaii.gov/dms/. In addition, copies of the Application are also available for review by contacting Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. [(808) 548-7311], the commission’s Honolulu Office [(808) 586-2020], or the Consumer Advocate [(808) 586 2800].
All interested persons are invited to attend the public listening sessions to state their views on the Application. So that all testifiers will have the opportunity to speak, the commission will limit the time allotted to each testifier to three (3) minutes. Statements may also be mailed to the Public Utilities Commission, 465 South King Street, Room No. 103, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, or e-mailed to Hawaii.PUC@hawaii.gov. All written statements should reference Docket No. 2015 0022. Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made if requested reasonably in advance by contacting the commission’s Honolulu Office.
Randall Y. Iwase
(HTH797170 9/18, 9/25, 9/27/15)~