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Electric rates drop on Oahu and Kauai in October

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 3:21 p.m. HST, Oct 18, 2010

Residential electricity rates in October fell on Oahu and Kauai but rose on the Big Island and Maui.

Hawaiian Electric Co. said the typical customer on Oahu using 600 kilowatt-hours will pay $158.29 in October, compared with $160.74 in August.

The effective rate for electricity ion Oahu fell to 24.00086 cents per kilowatt-hour from the 25.27 cents charged last month.

—Kauai Island Utility Cooperative’s October rate is 34.32 cents, down from 34.74 cents last month.

—Maui customers will see their rates rise to 29.29 cents from 25.62 cents in September.

—Big Island residential rates will rise to 33.74 cents per kilowatt-hour from 32.83 cents.

The rates are adjusted each month to account for movements in fuel prices and do not represent changes to the base rate.

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