During a press conference held this afternoon, Gov. David Ige expressed the state’s opposition to the proposed NextEra Energy Inc. purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries and is recommending the state Public Utilities Commission reject the deal as it is currently proposed.
Hawaiian Electric Company has filed a proposal for a community solar pilot program with the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission. If the PUC approves the pilot, approximately 50 O‘ahu utility customers will have the opportunity to take advantage of the many benefits of solar without putting solar panels on their roofs.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies are proposing a new plan for PV systems that will reportedly increase the use of rooftop solar in a way that is safe, sustainable, and fair for all customers on the power grid.