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|StateProcess=A utility permit or approval is required for all transmission construction, reconstruction and maintenance activities.  Transmission lines are added when needed to serve increased loads and for reliability reasons.  At the state level utility permits are issued by the [[Hawaii Public Utilities Commission]] (PUC).  The process of acquiring permits can be contentious, time consuming and costly.  In almost all cases, developers siting transmission lines are classified as public utilities.  Public utility is defined, in part, as “…every person who may own, control, operate or manage as owner, lessee, trustee, receiver or otherwise, whether under a franchise, charter, license, articles of association, or otherwise, any plant or equipment, or any part thereof, directly or indirectly for public use for…the transmission of intelligence by electricity…or transmission…of light, power, heat (or) cold. [[H.R.S. 269 - Public Utilities Commission | H.R.S. 269-1(1)]].
 
|StateProcess=A utility permit or approval is required for all transmission construction, reconstruction and maintenance activities.  Transmission lines are added when needed to serve increased loads and for reliability reasons.  At the state level utility permits are issued by the [[Hawaii Public Utilities Commission]] (PUC).  The process of acquiring permits can be contentious, time consuming and costly.  In almost all cases, developers siting transmission lines are classified as public utilities.  Public utility is defined, in part, as “…every person who may own, control, operate or manage as owner, lessee, trustee, receiver or otherwise, whether under a franchise, charter, license, articles of association, or otherwise, any plant or equipment, or any part thereof, directly or indirectly for public use for…the transmission of intelligence by electricity…or transmission…of light, power, heat (or) cold. [[H.R.S. 269 - Public Utilities Commission | H.R.S. 269-1(1)]].
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|SitingAuth=The [[Hawaii Public Utilities Commission]] has primary authority over public utilities siting transmission lines. [[Hawaii – Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 269 et seq., Public Utilities Commission]]
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|SitingProcess=Hawaii does not have a state comprehensive siting process for transmission project development.
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|RegEntityDef=A "public utility" includes "every person who may pwn, control, or manage...facilities for the production, conveyance, transmission, delivery, or funishing, of...power." [[Hawaii – Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 269 et seq., Public Utilities Commission|H.R.S. § 269-1]].
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|PubUtilTxCert=Public utilities may need a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the [[Hawaii Public Utilities Commission]] to construct high voltage transmission lines with a capacity of 120 kV or more. [[Hawaii – Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 269 et seq., Public Utilities Commission|H.R.S. § 269-131]].
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|SitingTimeframe=There is no statutorily defined time frame for approval.
 
|GlanceTopic=Transmission
 
|GlanceTopic=Transmission
|SitingAuth=The [[Hawaii Public Utilities Commission]] has primary authority over siting transmission lines by public utilities.
 
|SitingAgency=[[Hawaii Public Utilities Commission]]; local governments
 
|SitingProcess=Prior to installing transmission, developers must submit a complete Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity Application to the [[Hawaii Public Utilities Commission]]. [[H.R.S. 269 - Public Utilities Commission |H.R.S. § 269-7.5(a)]] [[Hawaii – Haw. Admin. Rules §§6-61 et seq., Rules of Practice and Procedure Before the Public Utilities Commission|H.A.R. §6-61-74]].
 
|SitingThreshold=120 kV or more.
 
|SitingAct=Hawaii does not have a state specific siting act.
 
|RegEntityDef=A "public utility" is defined, in part, as “…every person who may own, control, operate or manage...facilities for the production, conveyance, transmission, delivery, or furnishing of light, power, heat, cold, water, gas, or oil..." [[H.R.S. 269 - Public Utilities Commission | H.R.S. 269-1(1)]].
 
|PubUtilTxCert=Public utilities must obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission [[Hawaii Public Utilities Commission]] prior to installing a high-voltage (120 kV or more) electric transmission line. [[Hawaii – Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 269 et seq., Public Utilities Commission|H.R.S. § 269-7.5(a)]]; [[Hawaii – Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 269 et seq., Public Utilities Commission|H.R.S. § 269-132(a)]].
 
|SitingTimeframe=There is no statutorily defined time frame for approval.
 
 
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Hawaii Bulk Transmission Siting & Regulation(8-HI)

A utility permit or approval is required for all transmission construction, reconstruction and maintenance activities. Transmission lines are added when needed to serve increased loads and for reliability reasons. At the state level utility permits are issued by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The process of acquiring permits can be contentious, time consuming and costly. In almost all cases, developers siting transmission lines are classified as public utilities. Public utility is defined, in part, as “…every person who may own, control, operate or manage as owner, lessee, trustee, receiver or otherwise, whether under a franchise, charter, license, articles of association, or otherwise, any plant or equipment, or any part thereof, directly or indirectly for public use for…the transmission of intelligence by electricity…or transmission…of light, power, heat (or) cold. H.R.S. 269-1(1).

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Hawaii Federal

Transmission Siting: Hawaii does not have a state comprehensive siting process for transmission project development.
Preemptive Authority: The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has primary authority over public utilities siting transmission lines. Hawaii – Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 269 et seq., Public Utilities Commission
Regulated Entity Definition: A "public utility" includes "every person who may pwn, control, or manage...facilities for the production, conveyance, transmission, delivery, or funishing, of...power." H.R.S. § 269-1.
Public Utility Certificate Threshold: Public utilities may need a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission to construct high voltage transmission lines with a capacity of 120 kV or more. H.R.S. § 269-131.
Processing Timeframe: There is no statutorily defined time frame for approval.