Skip to comments.Hawaii gets last shipment of coal: Expect to pay more
Posted on 07/29/2022 9:41:49 PM PDT by george76
HONOLULU — Hawaii is receiving its final shipment of coal this week, which Gov. David Ige called a huge step forward in the state’s transition to clean energy.
Coal is the cheapest but dirtiest source of power for Oahu. A law put in place a couple of years ago will finally shut down the island’s last coal burning power plant.
“In its time, coal was an important resource for Hawai‘i and I’d like to thank the workers who have run our last remaining coal plant,” Ige said in a statement. “Renewable energy projects to replace coal are coming online with more on the way.”
As KHON2’s Always Investigating reports, replacement power projects are behind schedule due to unexpected global events with supply chain issues, so Oahu residents should prepare to pay even more for electricity this fall.
In the meantime, consumers can either cut back on power, try solar and batteries, or pay more for oil-generated power — which costs as much as five times more than coal.
The Kapolei plant has been Oahu’s largest single generator for three decades, meeting about 16% of the island’s peak electricity demand. Its closure on Sept. 1 means eliminating 180 megawatts of power, or about one-tenth of what Oahu needs.
So what can we do about it at home besides getting ready to write bigger checks to Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO)?
HECO vice president Jim Kelly suggests to “really be embracing the idea of conservation,” especially during peak hours. Between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., don’t be cranking on the air conditioner, taking long showers, running the oven, or whatever else that requires electricity and water.
but do run out and get that electric vehicle
One problem is that the replacement clean energy does not exist?
Book ‘em, Dano!
Wishing people get nuked and die is quite a juvenile statement, Idiot.
they promise the jetsons
but deliver the flintstones
God please protect the inhabitants of Oahu and help them overcome the insanity of the leftists.
As a Hawaii resident, I wish I could say that I am surprised that our idiot state government is going green. Since it is a ones party Democrat state; I guess it was inevitable.
You could tone it down quite a bit.
More than twice what it costs on the mainland.
Soon to be more when The Big Green Fail comes to Hawaiian electric.
There ought to be some way they could tap their volcanoes for energy.
Hello Mears, it’s good to see you.
My basic understanding is that the Dems want Hawaii to declare independence, so China can have it.
They want to cut off US access to Asia by eliminating any median islands between America and China.
Hawaii, pretty sure they have some seasonal wind there.
The sort that topples things.
So put up those wind towers and solar panels! /s
“One problem is that the replacement clean energy does not exist?”
That is Oahu/Honolulu’s problem, not the other island’s.
Visited two islands in January, 2022. So fantastic. I am hoping the people there can overcome the Rat establishment and make Hawaii a truly free STATE.
” Between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., don’t be cranking on the air conditioner”
Of course, that is just when all those liberals will be plugging in their precious oversized golf Karts to charge enough to be able to drive the next day.
Climate Nazis will reap what they sow.
I hope they stocked up on candles and some way to cook if they only have electric stoves and microwaves.
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