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Letters to the Editor

For Monday, October 28, 2013


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 28, 2013

~~<p><strong>HECO should be customer-owned</strong></p>
<p>I agree with state Rep. Cynthia Thielen's assertion that Hawaiian Electric Co.'s centralized, for-profit monopoly business model may become obsolete due to technological trends making decentralized independent power generation more feasible and cost-effective (&quot;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.staradvertiser.com/editorialspremium/20131023__HECOs_outdated_corporate_model_leaves_state_with_old_technology.html?id=228876031">Making room for more solar in Hawaii</a>,&quot; Star Advertiser, Oct. 23). But Thielen doesn't mention what may be the ultimate solution: a customer buyout of the electric utility, similar to what took place on Kauai.</p>
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HECO should be customer-owned

I agree with state Rep. Cynthia Thielen's assertion that Hawaiian Electric Co.'s centralized, for-profit monopoly business model may become obsolete due to technological trends making decentralized independent power generation more feasible and cost-effective ("Making room for more solar in Hawaii," Star Advertiser, Oct. 23). But Thielen doesn't mention what may be the ultimate solution: a customer buyout of the electric utility, similar to what took place on Kauai. Login for more...



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