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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, January 7, 2010

Honolulu electricity rates fall slightly

Advertiser Staff

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:

  • Maui customers will see their rates rise to 28.10 cents from 26.20 cents in December. The typical Maui bill will be $176.64.
  • Big Island residential rates will increase to 33.16 cents from 31.37 cents that was charged per kilowatt hour last month.
    The typical bill will be $210.07.

  • Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative's January rate is rising to 34.84 cents from 34.60 cents charged last month.
    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. Hawaiçi’s statewide average for electricity is the highest in the nation.