Hawaiian Electric Co. and its subsidiaries, which include Maui Electric Co., will hold statewide meetings beginning this week to receive public comment on plans to forecast energy demand as well as meet it.
The Maui County meetings will be held at the following times, dates and locations:
* 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10, Hale Kupuna, 1144 Ilima Ave., Lanai City.
* 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11, Pomaikai Elementary School Cafeteria, 4650 S. Kamehameha Ave., Kahului.
* 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Mitchell Pauole Community Center, 90 Ainoa St., Kaunakakai.
The Molokai and Lanai public meetings have been changed to a later, more convenient time for residents, a HECO news release said.
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 news release said. 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.
Integrated Resource Planning documents may be found online at www.irpie.com.