And now on to an issue near and dear to all of our hearts–power utility operation! Most of Maui Electric Company’s (MECO’s) 70,000 or so customers probably don’t give the utility much thought (except maybe when the bill arrives), but the County of Maui itself is very interested in the matter right now. So much so that it spent $70,000 commissioning the Oklahoma City-based … [Read more...] about New report from Guernsey recommends County of Maui seek an independent electric utility operator
Hawaiian Electric Industries
1. On Sept. 3, more than 40 state and county leaders gathered in Honolulu to call for true publicly owned utilities in Hawaii. According to the news release the state House of Representatives’ press office sent out that day, which Maui County Councilmember was there? A. Riki Hokama B. Gladys Baisa C. Don Guzman D. Don Couch E. Stacy Crivello 2. According to the Sept. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know the future of the vacant land next to the Honua Kai Resort?
In Hawaii, a chain of islands in the middle of the largest ocean on Earth, the vulnerability of our power generation couldn’t be more apparent. Shipping in fossil fuels isn’t a mere luxury–it’s a potential disaster. Cut off the oil, and in no time at all our state returns to the 19th century. It’s a weak point state officials finally addressed this year with the passage of … [Read more...] about Here are 40 reasons to oppose the Hawaiian Electric Industries/NextEra Energy merger
Something really weird is going on with House Speaker Joe Souki's Financial Disclosure Statements in regards to his investment in Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI). It all started on June 13, when Honolulu reporter/blogger Ian Lind put up this post on how his reading of the longtime Wailuku state Representative and Speaker of the House's financial disclosure statements … [Read more...] about The strange case of House Speaker Joe Souki’s Financial Disclosure Statements
$22 million Third-quarter profit of Hawaiian Electric Industries’ utilities 27 percent Portion of that profit that was the result of rate hikes on Oahu and Maui 2,100 feet Length of the new international arrivals corridor at the Honolulu Airport, which was completed last week $37 million Cost of the project -- approximately $17,620 per foot Sources: Hawaiian Electric … [Read more...] about By the Numbers: HEI Profits and Honolulu Airport Upgrades