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Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO)

Other Suitors For Hawaiian Electric Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Other Suitors For Hawaiian Electric

Gov. David Ige would not name names, but he said "there is interest by more than one company."
Why Is Hawaiian Electric Pulling The Plug On So Many Power Deals? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Is Hawaiian Electric Pulling The Plug On So Many Power Deals?

Hawaii Gas, Hu Honua and others question the timing of the utility's moves since its proposed merger with NextEra.
Aborted Solar Projects Create Headaches For HECO and Regulators Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Aborted Solar Projects Create Headaches For HECO and Regulators

With SunEdison reportedly on the verge of bankruptcy, its three solar projects on Oahu remain on life support.
What’s Next For NextEra’s Bid? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What’s Next For NextEra’s Bid?

The lengthy hearing process ended Tuesday and regulators are expected to begin weighing whether the $4.3 billion deal to buy Hawaiian Electric is in Hawaii's best interest.
Why Do Business, Labor Groups Support The NextEra Merger? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Do Business, Labor Groups Support The NextEra Merger?

Many organizations have spoken out against the purchase of Hawaiian Electric, but not much has been heard from certain supporters.
Fortune: The Top Energy Company Is NextEra NextEra Energy/Screenshot

Fortune: The Top Energy Company Is NextEra

The Florida-based power company that is trying to buy Hawaiian Electric ranked first or second on an array of the business magazine's metrics.
Was Florida Power & Light Part Of A ‘Secret Campaign’ That Targeted Regulators? Doug Murray/FPL

Was Florida Power & Light Part Of A ‘Secret Campaign’ That Targeted Regulators?

Utility regulators who rejected a massive rate hike six years ago for a NextEra subsidiary soon found themselves out of a job.
Pointing to Hawaii Gas, NextEra Claims It Faces A Double Standard Eric Pape/Civil Beat

Pointing to Hawaii Gas, NextEra Claims It Faces A Double Standard

Lawyers for the power company looking to buy Hawaiian Electric suggest the gas company had an easier time when it was purchased.
Analyst: LNG Likely Would Save Hawaii Billions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Analyst: LNG Likely Would Save Hawaii Billions

A risk analysis by the sustainable investment firm Ulupono projects that switching to LNG could save Hawaii at least $7.3 billion over 15 years.
Living Hawaii: Two-Thirds Of An Electricity Price Revolution? Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Two-Thirds Of An Electricity Price Revolution?

Hawaiian Electric wants to offer shockingly lower rates to customers — at least for part of the day.
HECO/NextEra Merger: An Important Decision We Need To Get Right Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

HECO/NextEra Merger: An Important Decision We Need To Get Right

The PUC is giving the public opportunities to speak out on the deal this month and next. Issues being raised will be critical to the state's energy future.
Ige Opposes Liquefied Natural Gas for HECO Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Opposes Liquefied Natural Gas for HECO

UPDATED: The governor formerly supported LNG as a "transitional fuel," but he says much has changed regarding its economics.