NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
APPLICATION OF HOH UTILITIES, LLC
FOR APPROVAL OF A GENERAL RATE INCREASE AND
REVISIONS TO ITS RATE SCHEDULES AND TARIFF
Docket No. 2015-0350
The STATE OF HAWAII PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (“Commission”), pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes §§ 269-12 and 269-16, HEREBY GIVES NOTICE that it will hold a public hearing relating to the Application of HOH UTILITIES (“HOH”), filed on September 30, 2015, for Commission review and approval of rate increases, revised rate schedules, and changes to its tariff, based on the January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 test year (“Application”). The public hearing will be held as follows:
Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 6:00 p.m.
County of Kauai
Koloa Elementary School Cafeteria
3223 Poipu Road
Koloa, Hawaii 96756
HOH is a public utility that provides wastewater collection and treatment services to approximately 106 bulk and individual customers in the Poipu area. HOH’s service area extends to parts of Koloa Town, although, to date, no service connections have been made from Koloa Town. HOH seeks the Commission’s approval of a net revenue increase of $287,520, i.e., approximately 38.73% over revenues at present rates, based on a pro forma revenue amount of $742,390 at present rates for the 2016 test year.
HOH specifically proposes to: (1) increase its fixed monthly single family residential charge by $7.37, or approximately 17.49%; (2) increase its fixed monthly multi-family residential charge by $5.55, or approximately 17.65%; (3) increase its fixed monthly commercial charge by $11.43, or approximately 84.23%; (4) increase its fixed monthly resort/hotel charge by $7.26, or approximately 29.58%, and (5) increase its volumetric charge to $6.30 per 1,000 gallons. Additionally, HOH seeks to formalize its provision and sale of effluent generated from its wastewater treatment operations at a rate of $0.90/1000 gallons and to adopt new rules and regulations related thereto.
Copies of HOH’s Application are available for public review through the Commission’s electronic Document Management System, accessible at: http://dms.puc.hawaii.gov/dms/, Docket Quick Link2015-0350. In addition, copies of HOH’s Application are also available for review by contacting HOH [742-9784], the Commission’s Kauai District Office [274-3232] or Honolulu 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 HOH’s Application. 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 0350. Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made if requested reasonably in advance by contacting the Commission’s Honolulu Office.
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