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HECO too vague about its future


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 05, 2014

~~<p>Some of the building blocks needed for a 21st-century electric utility may, indeed, be taking shape, as Hawaiian Electric Companies executives contend, and even the Public Utilities Commission isn't disputing that. The companies &mdash; Hawaiian Electric Co. on Oahu, Maui Electric Co. and Hawaii Electric Light &mdash; comprise the largest player among the state utilities, and it has made strides toward the state's renewable energy goals.</p>
<p>The problem, the state authority overseeing HECO said last week, is the lack of a blueprint showing where those building blocks would fit. It's hard to argue with that logic.</p>
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Some of the building blocks needed for a 21st-century electric utility may, indeed, be taking shape, as Hawaiian Electric Companies executives contend, and even the Public Utilities Commission isn't disputing that. The companies — Hawaiian Electric Co. on Oahu, Maui Electric Co. and Hawaii Electric Light — comprise the largest player among the state utilities, and it has made strides toward the state's renewable energy goals.

The problem, the state authority overseeing HECO said last week, is the lack of a blueprint showing where those building blocks would fit. It's hard to argue with that logic. Login for more...



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