TGI phone survey shows many Kauaians want more information about proposed sale of KE

The Garden Island has undertaken an in-house phone survey to seek information on the opinion of Kaua’i residents regarding the proposed sale of Kauai Electric to the Kaua’i Island Utility Co-op.

The phone survey was taken between August 27 and September 4. Most calls made after working hours, a few on Saturday, and a few during the work day. All calls went to households, not businesses, and were made to adults. No public proponents, or opponents, of the proposed sale were purposely called.

A total of 200 households were called. Calls were made to each district of Kaua’i, using telephone prefixes as a guide. More calls were made to Lihu’e numbers and Wailua-Kapa’a numbers due to those districts having larger populations. All calls were made by employees of The Garden Island and those making the phone survey calls were local residents.

While the survey is admittedly unscientific, we see the results as being a good picture of where local residents stand on the sale in regards to needing more information on details of the sale.


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