According to an article in Star Advertiser released March 23, electricity bills are rising across the Islands. While the cost increase is just a fraction of a cent per kilowatt-hour the impact on your electric bill amounts to an extra several dollars compared to the previous month’s bill.
For the Big Island, an average household using 500 kilowatt-hours would have seen an extra $4 on their March HELCO bill compared to February. “The residential cost for Hawaii Electric Light Co. customers on Hawaii island is $166.31, or 30.9 cents a kilowatt-hour. March’s bill saw an increase of nearly $4 from $162.87, or 30.2 cents a kilowatt-hour, in February.” The neighbor islands have seen similar increases.
Read the Star Advertiser article here: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/03/23/business/electricity-bills-increase-across-isles/