Part I. Public Utilities, Generally


269-1 Definitions

269-2 Public utilities commission; number, appointment

of commissioners, qualifications; compensation;

persons having interest in public utilities;


269-3 Employment of assistants

269-4 Repealed

269-5 Annual report and register of orders

269-6 General powers and duties

269-6.5 Electronic copies of documents

269-7 Investigative powers

269-7.5 Certificates of public convenience and necessity

269-8 Public utilities to furnish information

269-8.2 Location of records

269-8.5 Annual financial reports

269-9 Report accidents

269-10 Commission may compel attendance of witnesses, etc.

269-11 Repealed

269-12 Notices

269-13 Right to be represented by counsel

269-14 Repealed

269-14.5 Appointment of receiver for public utilities

269-15 Commission may institute proceedings to enforce


269-15.5 Appeals

269-15.51 Contested cases

269-15.6 Alternative dispute resolution

269-16 Regulation of utility rates; ratemaking procedures

269-16.1 Performance incentive and penalty mechanisms

269-16.2 Approval of rules of a public utility

269-16.21 Repealed

269-16.22 Power purchase agreements; cost recovery for electric


269-16.3 Statewide rate increase surcharge assessment on

ratepayers in emergency situations

269-16.4 Annual fuel mix disclosure

269-16.5 Lifeline telephone rates

269-16.6 Telecommunications relay services for the deaf,

persons with hearing disabilities, and persons with

speech disabilities

269-16.7 Repealed

269-16.8 Aggregators of telephone service requirements

269-16.85 Retail intrastate services; fully competitive

269-16.9 Telecommunications providers and services

269-16.91 Universal service subsidies

269-16.92 Changes in subscriber carrier selections; prior

authorization required; penalties for unauthorized


269-16.93 Release of domestic abuse victims from shared

wireless plans

269-16.95 Emergency telephone service; capital costs;


269-17 Issuance of securities

269-17.5 Issuance of voting stock; restrictions

269-18 Acquirement of stock of another public utility

269-19 Merger and consolidation of public utilities

269-19.5 Relations with an affiliated interest; definition;

contracts with affiliates filed and subject to

commission action

269-20 Certificates of public convenience and necessity

for water carriers

269-21, 22 Repealed

269-23 Liability of initial and delivering common carrier

for loss; limitation of liability; notice and filing

of claim

269-24 Repealed

269-25 Valuations

269-26 Investigation of water rates charged by lessee

under state leases

269-26.5 Preferential water rates for agricultural activities

269-26.6 Preferential water carrier service rates for

agricultural activities

269-27 Prevention of unreasonable water rates

269-27.1 Establishment of geothermal energy rates

269-27.2 Utilization of electricity generated from nonfossil


269-27.3 Preferential renewable energy rates; agricultural


269-27.4 Community-based renewable energy tariffs

269-27.5 Construction of high-voltage electric transmission

lines; hearing

269-27.6 Construction of high-voltage electric transmission

lines; overhead or underground construction

269-28 Penalty

269-29 Perjury

269-30 Finances; public utility fee

269-31 Application of this chapter

269-32 Injury to public utility property

269-33 Public utilities commission special fund

269-34 Obligations of telecommunications carriers

269-35 Universal service

269-36 Telecommunications number portability

269-37 Compensation agreements

269-38 Regulatory flexibility for effectively competitive


269-39 Cross-subsidies

269-40 Access to advanced services

269-41 Universal service program; establishment; purpose;


269-42 Universal service program; contributions

269-43 Carriers of last resort

269-44 Solar water heater system standards

269-45 Gas utility companies; renewable energy; reporting


269-46 Microgrids


Part II. Consumer Advocate

269-51 Consumer advocate; executive director of the

division of consumer advocacy

269-52 Division of consumer advocacy; personnel

269-53 Legal counsel

269-54 General powers; duties

269-55 Handling of complaints


Part III. Other Provisions

269-71 Meter tampering


Part IV. Gas Pipeline Systems--Repealed

269-81 to 84 Repealed


Part V. Renewable Portfolio Standards

269-91 Definitions

269-92 Renewable portfolio standards

269-93 Achieving portfolio standard

269-94 Waivers, extensions, and incentives

269-95 Renewable portfolio standards study

269-96 Energy-efficiency portfolio standards


Part VI. Net Energy Metering

269-101 Definitions

269-101.5 Maximum capacity of eligible customer-generator

269-102 Standard contract or tariff; rate structure

269-103 Generating capacity

269-104 Additional customer-generators

269-105 Calculation

269-106 Billing periods; twelve-month reconciliation

269-107 Net electricity consumers

269-108 Net electricity producers; excess electricity

credits and credit carry over

269-109 Net electricity consumption or production


269-110 Termination by eligible customer-generators

269-111 Safety and performance standards


Part VII. Public Benefits Fee

269-121 Public benefits fee authorization

269-122 Public benefits fee administrator; establishment

269-123 Requirements for the public benefits fee


269-124 Transitioning from utility demand-side management

programs to the public benefits fee

269‑125 On-bill financing for energy efficiency and renewable



Part VIII. Interisland Transmission System--Repealed

269-131 to 135 Repealed


Part IX. Electric Reliability

269-141 Definitions

269-142 Reliability standards; interconnection

requirements; adoption and development; force

and effect

269-143 Monitoring

269-144 Compliance and enforcement

269-145 Grid access; procedures for interconnection;

dispute resolution

269-145.5 Advanced grid modernization technology; principles

269-146 Hawaii electricity reliability surcharge;

authorization; cost recovery

269-147 Hawaii electricity reliability administrator;


269-148 Hawaii electricity reliability administrator;


269-149 Funding; reporting


Part X. Green Infrastructure Bonds

269-161 Definitions

269-162 Applications to issue bonds and authorize green

infrastructure fee

269-163 Green infrastructure financing order

269-164 Green infrastructure property

269-165 Bonds financing order

269-166 Green infrastructure fee; nonbypassable

269-167 Electric utility successor requirements; default

of electric utility

269-168 Treatment of bonds, fees, and property

269-169 Green infrastructure property; non-impairment

269-170 Green infrastructure loan program order; application

269-171 Green infrastructure loan program order; issuance

269-172 Electric utilities; cost recovery; billing agent

269-173 Severability

269-174 Miscellaneous

269-175 Revenue bonds; exclusion from debt limit

269-176 Financing order; adjustments to green

infrastructure fee




Broadband services; exemption from certain permitting requirements. L 2011, c 151; L 2013, c 264; L 2016, c 193, 1, 2.

Franchises prior to 1966, see RLH 1955, volume II appendix at page 1720 and 1965 Supp at page 1039.

Honolulu Gas Company. L 1967, c 262.

Judiciary report to 2019 legislature on change in judicial proceedings made by L 2016, c 48. L 2016, c 48, 11.

Kauai Electric Company, Limited. L 1967, c 165.

Management audit of the public utilities commission; report to 2018 legislature. L 2017, c 198.

Maui Electric Company, Limited. L 1991, c 12.

Maui Electric Company, Limited (for Lanai). L 1988, c 54.

Molokai Electric Company, Limited. L 1989, c 147.

Solar water heating pay as you save program pilot project. L 2006, c 240, 13.


Cross References


Natural energy laboratory of Hawaii authority as public utility; when, see 227D-1.5.

Telecommunications and cable industry information reporting, see chapter 440J.


Law Journals and Reviews


A Tale of Two Solar Installations: How Electricity Regulations Impact Distributed Generation. 38 UH L. Rev. 135 (2016).

Eminent Domain and Serrated Power. 39 UH L. Rev. 171 (2016).


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