Community Discussion on Electric Utility Ownership Models (Oct 9th and 10th)

The Hawaii legislature has directed the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) to undertake a study on the future of utility ownership models on each island in Hawaii.  As a part of this study, London Economics International and Meister Consultants Group will be holding community meetings for residents to share their thoughts on the future of electric utility ownership and the role the utility plays in achieving community and state goals, including achieving 100% renewable energy and minimizing rate increases.  

It is important to note that HIEDB has NOT taken a position on this subject and rather, we are providing information.

The meetings will be held on Hawaii Island on the following dates and locations:  

 Hawaii Island:

  • Kailua-Kona, October 9th, 5:30-7:00. NELHA Research Campus, Hale Iako Building, 73-870 Makako Bay Drive. Event Flyer | RSVP Link
  • Hilo, October 10th, 5:30-7:00. Waiakea High School, 155 W Kawili St. Event Flyer | RSVP Link

The public is invited to participate and it is requested that you RSVP at the link above if you plan to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

For those unable to participate in person, you may submit any feedback by emailing it at If you have questions about the meetings or project, please email them to the same email address.

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