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HECO plans to shutter downtown power plant

The utility company will close others as it seeks to achieve its mandate for renewable energy sources

By Alan Yonan Jr.

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 02, 2013

~~<p>Hawaiian Electric Co., the largest power provider in the state, unveiled Monday a five-year plan that includes shutting down the Hono&shy;lulu power plant near Aloha Tower, incorporating more renewable energy on its grids and converting customers to smart meters.</p>
<p>The 2,200-page &quot;integrated resource plan,&quot; which now goes to the state Public Utilities Commission for consideration, marks the culmination of more than a year of work by HECO on how to achieve a legal requirement to generate 40 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.</p>
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Hawaiian Electric Co., the largest power provider in the state, unveiled Monday a five-year plan that includes shutting down the Hono­lulu power plant near Aloha Tower, incorporating more renewable energy on its grids and converting customers to smart meters.

The 2,200-page "integrated resource plan," which now goes to the state Public Utilities Commission for consideration, marks the culmination of more than a year of work by HECO on how to achieve a legal requirement to generate 40 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Login for more...



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