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Hawaii military households cut electricity bills by $150,000

By Star-Advertiser Staff


Hawaii military families living in housing managed by Forest City cut their electricity bills by nearly $150,000 in June and July as part of a program to reduce energy consumption.

The roughly 6,000 homes participating in the Energy Smart Initiative reduced their electricity usage by 58 kilowatt hours per month for a total reduction of 674,965 kilowatt hours during the two-month stretch compared the same period a year earlier

“The Energy Smart Initiative represents one of the first large-scale efforts on Oahu to transform an entire residential community to achieve an energy-efficient lifestyle,” said Hawaii Energy Program Manager Ray Starling.

“I applaud each and every Forest City employee and resident for helping to make this initiative a success from the very start.”

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Oye_Como_Va wrote:
Can you just see what every HECO customer's utility bill will be like when this starts happening here on Oahu? No more free electricity at the shopping centers to charge up your cell phones, tablets, laptops or EVs. Arrgghh! You think that your electric bill is high now you just wait! It won't be too far off when joint base Hickam/Pearl Harbor, Schofield and other military installations go solar or some other alternative power and watch the electricity rates spike. All the currect solar powered home users will enjoy their lower rates until things catch up in the long run down the road.
on September 7,2012 | 02:34PM
islandsun wrote:
Less usage = higer rates. HECO is running a ponzi scheme.
on September 7,2012 | 06:41PM
localguy wrote:
Where do you think the $2,515,000 annual salary of clueless Constance Lau, CEO and chair of American Savings Bank, chair of Hawaiian Electric Co. and CEO and president of Hawaiian Electric Industries comes from? Yes, overcharged rate payers. HECO is well known as a 4th world utility company, earning world wide scorn the day Oahu lost power after the mild earth quake. HECO later admitted had they spent some money on a rapid restart system versus giving more to their CEO, power could have been restored to the island in just a few hours versus the all day fiasco we all suffered. Not to mention using cheap power poles that collapse under the milldest of breezes. This is what they do, waste your money.
on September 8,2012 | 01:30AM
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