POSTED: 2:11 p.m. HST, Feb 17, 2011
Residential utility customers are paying more for electricity this month on all islands except Maui.
The effective rate for electricity on Oahu rose to 26.4 cents per kilowatt-hour from 26.1 cents per kilowatt-hour in January. That boosted the typical bill to $167.47 for customers using 600 kilowatt hours of electricity a month from $165.51 in January.
Elsewhere in the state:
>> Big Island residential rates rose to 36.4 cents per kilowatt-hour from last month’s 35.9 cents. The typical bill rose to $229.94 from $226.27
>> Kauai residents saw their rate rise to 39.3 cents per kilowatt hour from 37.8 cents per kilowatt hour in January.
>> Rates for Maui customers rose to 31.6 cents per kilowatt-hour from January’s 32.2 cents. The typical Maui bill fell to $196.84 from $201.87.