Saturday, November 8, 2014

Hawaii regulators deny waiver for Hawaiian Electric Co.'s $40M solar farm

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Nov 7, 2014, 10:13am HST UPDATED: Nov 7, 2014, 1:44pm HST
Pacific Business News
Hawaii regulators have denied a request from Hawaiian Electric Co. to develop a $40 million solar energy farm near the Honolulu-based company's Kahe Generating Station in West Oahu.
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission said Friday that it did not approve the utility's request for a waiver from the competitive bidding framework for its 15-megawatt Kahe solar photovoltaic project because it would not result in the lowest possible electricity prices for consumers.
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The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has denied Hawaiian Electric's request for a waiver to build a major solar farm at its Kahe Generating Station, seen in this file photo, in Leeward Oahu.
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