State, HECO scrambling to ready for shutdown of AES coal plant in 2022

The clock is ticking for the state as it prepares to make its most significant shift off of fossil fuels on Oahu to date, as a recent, fiery meeting between top energy stakeholders underscored.

Last week, the virtual session about transitioning off of the AES coal plant — the largest source of energy on the island — and onto renewable energy projects by September 2022 ended with Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Chairman Jay Griffin excoriating Hawaiian Electric Co. for what he perceived as…


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