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Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO)

Top Hawaii Officials Say They Doubt HECO Can Do a Cable-Free Energy Plan

Maui energy commissioner says Oahu could need more than 5,000 acres of solar farms and 120 wind turbines.

HECO’s New Energy Plan Needs More Work, Some Who Worked On It Say

Some members of an energy advisory group want to slow down finalizing a new five-year energy strategy.
HECO’s New Five-Year Energy Plan Calls For Lowering Electric Bills

HECO’s New Five-Year Energy Plan Calls For Lowering Electric Bills

Input from 68-member advisory group seems to have little impact on the direction of energy policy.

Wake Up Call: PUC Promises HECO a Microscope and a Big Stick

Now the Commission needs your support, and a bigger budget wouldn't hurt either.
Maui’s Hopes to Turn Its Trash Into Energy Could Be Dashed by HECO

Maui’s Hopes to Turn Its Trash Into Energy Could Be Dashed by HECO

County says electric utility's reluctance to retire oil-fired generators is costing customers.
Delay In HECO’s Energy Plan Is Driving Up Costs For Developers Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism

Delay In HECO’s Energy Plan Is Driving Up Costs For Developers

Hawaii companies have been waiting months to bid on projects that would bring electricity to Oahu.

Is HECO Seriously Damaging Its Credibility?

Despite the utility's assertions, a new biofuel project won't save ratepayers money.
HECO: We Need Liquefied Natural Gas

HECO: We Need Liquefied Natural Gas

HECO official warns of major costs to Hawaii ratepayers if the company doesn't switch. New EPA regulations for oil-fired generators could cost $1 billion.
Report: Envisioning The Demise Of HECO Blue Planet Foundation

Report: Envisioning The Demise Of HECO

Life of the Land study predicts residents will someday generate their own electricity.
Want Solar Panels? You May Have to Pay HECO Thousands in Studies Courtesy of ProVision Solar

Want Solar Panels? You May Have to Pay HECO Thousands in Studies

Hurdles remain for residents wanting solar panels despite recent PUC ruling.
HECO: Japan Tsunami Keeping Hawaii Electric Rates High

HECO: Japan Tsunami Keeping Hawaii Electric Rates High

Utility exec says Japan taking more of the Asian oil supply since nuclear plants failed.