December 03, 2014

SENATOR HIRONO STATEMENT ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES AND NEXTERA ENERGY TO COMBINE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono today released the following statement on the announcement by Hawaiian Electric Industries and NextEra Energy.

“Today’s announcement is profound and historic for Hawaii. Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HEI) is well established in this community and the decision to combine with NextEra Energy, Inc. and spin off ASB Hawaii deserves careful scrutiny on behalf of Hawaii consumers and residents. I look forward to meeting with HEI and NextEra leaders to hear how Hawaii can lead in clean energy and protect the interests of the customer.”