NextEra Energy Inc. and Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (Hawaiian Electric Company Inc., Hawaii Electric Light Company Inc. and Maui Electric Company Limited) announced today that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the companies’ proposed merger.
Residential customers who own or are considering the purchase of an electric vehicle now have access to a new tool to estimate how much money they can save by using special time-of-use EV charging rates offered by the Hawaiian Electric Companies.
Maui’s residential electric rate is at a four-year low. The island’s effective rate is 31.5 cents per kWh. A typical 600 kWh bill is $198.78, which is $21.46 lower than last month and the lowest since February 2011.
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.
High storm winds brought down trees and debris in electrical lines last night, keeping Maui Electric crews busy as they continue to respond to numerous outages on Maui and Moloka‘i this morning, MECO reported at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3.