island energy comparison: rates and demand trends

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Don't count on Kauai's electricity demand jumping back up to meet KIUC's official load forecast, shown here in grey.

Like so many other economic indicators these days, energy use is moving sideways or down.

My TGI letter last week refers to the data on island households energy demand going down, which is here.

Also, the data on island electric rates is here.

Bottom line: other islands are converging on our already high rates and on our already low and declining household energy use.

At least the latter is good news, and is perhaps the most important trend in Hawaii energy.

After decades of steady increases, the fact that average household energy use continues to decline is huge!

It also changes the utility business model.

Published by Ken on November 9th, 2011 tagged Island Ecosystems


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