NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
APPLICATION OF HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC.
FOR APPROVAL TO CONSTRUCT AN OVERHEAD SUB-TRANSMISSION LINE
DOCKET NO. 2018-0056
The STATE OF HAWAII PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (“Commission”), pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statute §§ 269-27.5 and 269-27.6(a), will hold a public hearing relating to the Application of Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (“Hawaiian Electric”), filed on March 8, 2018, for commission approval to extend an existing 46 kilovolt (“kV”) overhead sub-transmission line (the “Overhead Extension Project”) along Charlie Road in Kahuku on Oahu.
The public hearing will be held as follows:
Monday, August 20, 2018, at 5:30 p.m.
Kahuku Elementary School Cafeteria
56-170 Pualalea Street
Kahuku, Hawaii 96731
The Overhead Extension Project was initiated at the request of Mauka FIT One, LLC (“Mauka FIT One”) in order to accommodate the development and installation of a Tier 3 Feed-In Tariff 3.5 megawatt solar farm on real property situated in Kahuku on Oahu. Mauka FIT One has requested that an existing 46 kV overhead sub-transmisison line be extended above the surface of the ground along Charlie Road (which is owned by Continental Pacific LLC and Kahuku Wind Power LLC), where it would connect to a substation for the solar farm. The overhead extension work consists of the installation of: (1) twenty-two 65-foot poles; (2) five 35-foot stub poles; (3) two 46 kV group operated switches; and (4) approximately 3,400 circuit feet of #3/0 AAAC 46 kV overhead conductors. The estimated cost of the Overhead Extension Project is approximately $1,049,681. Mauka FIT One will pay for the cost of the Overhead Extension Project, as well as for all the total estimated interconnection costs under the Mauka FIT One Tier 3 Feed-In Tariff Power Purchase Agreement. Construction of Hawaiian Electric’s facilities for the Overhead Extension Project is expected to start in February 2019 and be completed by April 2019.
Copies of Hawaiian Electric’s 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 Hawaiian Electric’s Application are also available for review by contacting Hawaiian Electric [(808) 548-7311], the Commission’s 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 Hawaiian Electric’s Application. Statements may also be mailed to the Public Utilities Commission, 465 South King Street, Room No. 103, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813, or emailed to email@example.com. All written statements should reference Docket No. 2018-0056. Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made if requested reasonably in advance by contacting the Commission’s Honolulu office.
Joseph P. Viola
Vice President – Regulatory Affairs
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.