PUC Staff Excoriates Hawaiian Electric Over Cancellation of 3 O`ahu Solar Farms

posted in: June 2016 | 0

The Public Utilities Commission staff investigated Hawaiian Electric’s cancellation earlier this year of contracts for three utility-scale solar farms on O`ahu, all owned by subsidiaries of the financially troubled SunEdison, Inc., and the resulting report casts Hawai`i’s electric utility giant in a light that is anything but flattering.

Although the report concluded that HECO’s actions “cannot be viewed as serving the best interests of the state or the people of Hawai`i,” it is ultimately up to the commission to make a formal determination on this question. That determination, the report states, could become . . .

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