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Hawaii Oil Dependence to Cause Electricity Prices to Rise

According to a recent article on Bloomberg, energy prices are expected to rise as much as 20% by 2020 due to new regulations for low sulfur fuel for oceangoing ships. Currently, Hawaii generates about 70% of its energy with low-sulfur oil. In 2020, maritime regulations will require ships worldwide to lower the amount of sulfur…

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Big Island Electric Rates Approaching 40 cents kilowatt-hour

In light of a base rate increase implemented earlier this year and the cost of oil in the $60-$70/barrel range, the cost of HELCO power is closing in on the 40 cents/kWh range. The small commercial G effective rate is 39.56 cents/kWh, which represents an 11 percent increase since November 2017 and 24 percent increase…

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Electricity bills on the rise across Hawaii

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…

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