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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report: October 22, 2020
Exact Name of RegistrantCommissionI.R.S. Employer
as Specified in Its CharterFile NumberIdentification No.
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.1-850399-0208097
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.1-495599-0040500
State of Hawaii
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2900, Honolulu, Hawaii  96813 - Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HEI)
1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2500, Honolulu, Hawaii  96813 - Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (Hawaiian Electric)
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
 Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
 (808) 543-5662 - HEI
(808) 543-7771 - Hawaiian Electric
  Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
    Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
    Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to 12(b) of the Act:
RegistrantTitle of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.Common Stock, Without Par ValueHENew York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule12b-2 of the Securities Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.





Item     8.01. Other Events.
    The following is an update to the disclosure on the “Hawaiian Electric 2020 test year rate case” in Note 3 of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, and the discussion in “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations –Electric Utility” under “Most recent rate proceedings,” which is incorporated herein by reference to pages 17 and 68 of HEI’s and Hawaiian Electric’s Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2020.
Hawaiian Electric 2020 test year rate case
On October 22, 2020, the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Hawaii (PUC) issued a final decision and order (D&O) in Hawaiian Electric’s 2020 test year rate case for Oahu, approving the stipulated settlement agreement filed in the proceeding. As a result, there will be no increase in base electric rates established in the 2017 test year rate case. In the D&O, the PUC approved the capital structure that consists of a 58% total equity ratio, and a return on average common equity of 9.5% for the 2020 test year. The resulting return on rate base is 7.37%. While the PUC generally approved the amount and treatment of Hawaiian Electric's Management Audit savings commitment reflected in the settlement agreement as reasonable, the PUC clarified that it is not bound in the Performance-Based Regulation proceeding to accept the proposed implementation details identified in the settlement agreement and retains full discretion in that proceeding as to the scope, nature, and treatment of Hawaiian Electric’s savings commitment.
HEI and Hawaiian Electric intend to continue to use HEI's website, www.hei.com, as a means of disclosing additional information. Such disclosures will be included on HEI's website in the Investor Relations section. Accordingly, investors should routinely monitor such portions of HEI's website, in addition to following HEI's, Hawaiian Electric's and American Savings Bank, F.S.B.'s (ASB) press releases, HEI’s and Hawaiian Electric’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and HEI’s public conference calls and webcasts. The information on HEI's website is not incorporated by reference in this document or in HEI’s and Hawaiian Electric’s SEC filings unless, and except to the extent, specifically incorporated by reference. Investors may also wish to refer to the PUC website at dms.puc.hawaii.gov/dms (Docket No. 2019-0085 for the Hawaiian Electric 2020 test year rate case) in order to review documents filed with and issued by the PUC. No information on the PUC website is incorporated by reference in this document or in HEI’s and Hawaiian Electric’s other SEC filings.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This report may contain “forward-looking statements,” which include statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, and usually include words such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “predicts,” “estimates” or similar expressions. In addition, any statements concerning future financial performance, ongoing business strategies or prospects or possible future actions are also forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and the accuracy of assumptions concerning HEI and its subsidiaries, the performance of the industries in which they do business and economic and market factors, among other things. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance.

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Forward-looking statements in this report should be read in conjunction with the “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” discussions (which are incorporated by reference herein) set forth in HEI’s and Hawaiian Electric’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and HEI’s and Hawaiian Electric’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 and HEI’s other periodic reports that discuss important factors that could cause HEI’s results to differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of the report, presentation or filing in which they are made. Except to the extent required by the federal securities laws, HEI, Hawaiian Electric, ASB and their subsidiaries undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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SIGNATURES

    Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized. The signature of the undersigned companies shall be deemed to relate only to matters having reference to such companies and any subsidiaries thereof.

HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, INC.HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC.
(Registrant)(Registrant)
/s/ Gregory C. Hazelton/s/ Tayne S. Y. Sekimura
Gregory C. HazeltonTayne S. Y. Sekimura
Executive Vice President andSenior Vice President and
Chief Financial OfficerChief Financial Officer
Date: October 26, 2020Date: October 26, 2020

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