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Hawaii utilities focus on reducing wildfire risks

Hawaii’s two regulated electrical utilities told a pair of state Senate committees Thursday that they are trying to do as much as possible as fast as possible with wildfire risk mitigation.

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Jim Alberts, vice president, and Shelee Kimura, president and CEO of Hawaiian Electric, during Thursday's meeting.
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David J. Bissell, middle, president and CEO of Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, during Thursday's meeting.
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Sen.s Glenn Wakai and Jarrett Keohokalole during Thursday's meeting.
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Sen. Jarrett Keohokalole during Thursday's meeting.
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Sen. Herbert M. "Tim" Richards, III during Thursday's meeting.
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Hawaiian Electric vice presidets Colton Ching, left, Jason Benn and Shelee Kimura, president and CEO, and Jim Alberts, vice president, during Thursday's meeting.
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Hawaiian Electric vice president Jason E. Benn, middle, and Shelee Kimura, right, president and CEO, during Thursday's meeting.
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Sen. Angus McKelvey during Thursday's meeting.

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