KE accused of deceptive practicesTo The Forum:

On the deceptive appearance of saving energy, Kaua’i Electric has been

promising rebates for solar water heater installations.

Unfortunately, the

rebates go into the pockets of contractors selling and installing these solar

water heaters.

A few months back, a trusting friend made arrangements

through Kaua’i Electric to purchase a solar water heating system for around

$3,900. Kaua’i Electric promised him a rebate of approximately


After he discovered his contractor had received and pocketed the

rebate, he complained to Kaua’i Electric. They did nothing to correct this

outrageous situation. Certainly, the Contractors’ Licensing Department would

take a dim view of such shady dealings.

Like they say, “”Actions speak

louder than words.” Or to put it another way: Just how serious is Kaua’i

Electric in its alleged program to save electricity when they treat their

customers so callously?

This glaring disregard shows Kaua’i Electric has

no concern for the welfare or rights of its customers, let alone the obvious

lack of motivation in conserving energy in an honest and efficient


Even with a federal grant of $18,000 in taxpayers’ funds to mount a

huge publicity program promoting energy conservation, Kaua’i Electric does its

best in sabotaging help when it comes to the bottom line.

I am sure the

community would be interested in hearing what Kaua’i Electric has to say for


Joel Greenberg



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