The State of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will hold a listening session on the proposed transfer of ownership and control of the Hawaiian Electric Companies from HEI, a Hawaii-based corporation, to HEH, a wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra, a Florida-based corporation.
|Tue Oct 27, 2015 6pm – 9pm
|McKinley High School Auditorium, 1039 South King Street, Honolulu
Testifiers will be limited to three minutes each. Statements may also be mailed to the Public Utilities Commission, 465 South King Street, Room No. 103, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, or e-mailed to Hawaii.PUC@hawaii.gov. All written statements should reference Docket No. 2015-0022.
The ending time is a rough guess; the meeting will go until all those who have signed up have been heard.
Full meeting notice from the PUC (PDF)
Getting to 100% Renewable Energy (October 2015 memo from Renewable Energy Action Coalition of Hawaii -- founder is Transition Oahu board member Erik Kvam)
Insights on PBS Hawaii program (aired October 22, 2015)
"A multi-billion dollar deal merging Hawaiian Electric and its subsidiaries with Florida energy company NextEra Energy is on the table. NextEra Energy says it will provide a more affordable clean energy future for Hawaii, but opponents have concerns over how a merger might impact consumers and Hawaii’s renewable energy goals. The pending deal has also prompted some to examine the merits of other available options, such as utility cooperatives or county-run utilities."
A Sierra Club Hawaii page: Get Heard: Reject NextEra
Who Should Own Hawaiian Electric? (Hawaii Business Magazine, October 2015)