Recent news coverage of the proposed NextEra-Hawaiian Electric merger has revealed a fact that is disturbing to many Hawai`i residents concerned about NextEra’s commitment to distributed generation, which is manifested most frequently in the form of rooftop solar panels.
As noted by reporter Kathryn Mykleseth in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, for example, “There are approximately 3,000 [Florida Power & Light] customers with rooftop solar among the utility’s 4.8 million customers. Hawaiian Electric – which includes Hawaiian Electric Co. on O`ahu, Hawai`i Electric Light Co. on Hawai`i island, and Maui Electric Light – has . . .
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