Honolulu electricity rates fall slightly
January residential electricity rates will fall slightly on O'ahu, but rise on Maui, the Big Island and Kaua'i, the utilities said.
Hawaiian Electric Co. said the typical 600-kilowatt-hour bill for O'ahu residential customers will fall slightly to $145 from $145.09 in December.
The effective rate for electricity in Honolulu is declining to 22.66 cents per kilowatt hour from 22.67 cents last month.
Elsewhere in the state:
The typical bill will be $210.07.
Hawaiian Electric noted the rate for O'ahu is still below the 32.5 cents per kilowatt hour paid in September 2008, when the effects of record-high oil prices were being felt. Hawaiçis statewide average for electricity is the highest in the nation.