HSEO schedules community meetings

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Energy Office will host a series of community meetings across the state to gather community input for the second phase of a study being done on future models for utility ownership and regulation in Hawaii.

The latest round of community meetings will focus on the future of electric utility regulatory models, including performance-based regulation and the role the Public Utilities Commission plays in achieving state energy goals. The first series of community meetings held last October addressed the issue of utility ownership.

The meeting on Kauai is slated 5:30 to 7 p.m, Friday at Kauai High School cafeteria.

HSEO, a division of the State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, is undertaking the study at the request of the Legislature to evaluate the costs and benefits of electric utility ownership models, as well as the viability of utility regulatory approaches to help Hawaii in achieving its energy goals.

Light refreshments will be served.


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