I Aloha Molokai announced that Hawaiian Electric Company, and its subsidiary Maui Electric Company, will hold statewide meetings beginning this week to receive public comment on plans to forecast energy demand as well as meet it.
The Molokai meeting is Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5-7 p.m. at the Mitchell Pau’ole Center in Kaunakakai.
The Public Utilities Commission said that the goal of the process is to develop an action plan that governs how the utility will meet energy objectives and customer energy needs consistent with state energy policies and goals, while providing safe and reliable utility service at a reasonable cost. The Integrated Resource Planning Report will provide a long-term perspective as well as consider possible future scenarios.
The utilities will consider comments in preparation of energy resource action plans that will be presented for further public comment in the spring.
The utilities’ goal is to file an Integrated Resource Planning Report for each company with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission by June 28.
I Aloha Molokai has also planned an open house at its office at 2130 Maunaloa Highway (at Kalae Highway) on Friday from 5-8 p.m. Office hours for IAM are Monday through Friday, 9a.m.-noon except holidays. The phone is 808-213-1321.