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HECO asks state to approve $458M conversion to LNG

Hawaiian Electric Co. wants the state to approve a $458 million plan to convert its power generating units on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island to liquefied natural gas.

In a filing with the Public Utilities Commission, HECO said it expects converting to LNG will save customers up to $3.7 billion over 20 years.

In a separate filing HECO requested to modernize its Kahe Power Plant which would cost $859 million.

Depending on PUC approval, HECO said it expects to begin using LNG as soon as 2021.

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