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State grills HECO CEO on costs for customers

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Thomas Gorak, Public Utilities Commission chief counsel, right; Michael Champley, commissioner; Michael Azama, commission counsel; Randy Iwase, chairman; and Lorraine Akaba, commissioner, asked questions and listened Monday to testimony from Hawaiian Electric Co. President and CEO Alan Oshima during the first day of PUC hearings on the proposed purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries by NextEra Energy Inc.

The Public Utilities Commission and the state Consumer Advocate pressed Hawaiian Electric Co.’s chief executive Monday on the potential costs ratepayers could shoulder if Florida-based NextEra Energy Inc. buys the utility. Read more

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