Hawaiian Electric to Host Public Meetings

February 24, 2020, 10:57 AM HST · Updated February 24, 10:57 AM
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In March, Hawaiian Electric will be hosting public forums featuring a panel discussion and an
open house where attendees can get information on topics ranging from rooftop solar programs to
electrification of transportation.

The meetings will be held from  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with the open house from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. followed by a panel discussion on the following days:

• March 12, Kahului, Hawaiian Electric-Kahului Auditorium, 210 W. Kamehameha Ave.
• March 3, Kailua-Kona, Kealakehe High School cafeteria, 74-5000 Puohulihuli St. 96740
• March 5, Hilo, Hilo High School cafeteria, 556 Waiānuenue Ave. 96720
• March 10, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi Pacific University multi-purpose Room 3, 1 Aloha Tower
Drive 96813

Representatives say the company wants community members to ask questions and provide feedback as part of Integrated Grid Planning (IGP), a planning process to identify options for moving Hawaiʻi toward a clean energy future.

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Those who cannot attend in person can visit Hawaiian Electric’s Virtual Open House from March 2 to March 20 by clicking here.

As part of the IGP process, the company will collect public input and continue to collaborate with working groups, a stakeholder council and a technical advisory panel.

These groups attend meetings, workshops, and review data, methodologies and reports to help the company develop strategies used for long-term decision-making relating to the state’s energy landscape.

“It will take a collective effort to get to 100 percent renewables by 2045 – and Hawaiian Electric
invites community members to partner with us to help make the best choices,” the company wrote in a press release.

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