NO to AKP and a 4.2% Rate Hike

Richard Ha writes:

We have until Friday (November 30, 2012) to voice opposition to the Aina Koa Pono biofuel project and the 4.2 percent rate hike.

You can make a difference by submitting testimony to before this Friday.

Wally Andrade is taking charge of his destiny:

Subject: CC: PUC Docket #2012-0185; Application for approval of biofuel supply contract with Aina Koa Pono

Chair Morita and commissioners:

I am very much against the approval of the Aina Koa Pono project and the current biofuel agreement with HELCO. Please do not tie us to a 20 year contact @ $200/barrel. The AKP microwave technology is not proven on this scale, they have not tested their feedstock, their projections are not rational. What’s the true EROI?

We are depending on you to drive the utility to focus on ways to lower the rates and stop acting as a regulated monopoly with loyalties to their shareholders and not the customers.

We have an abundant low cost geothermal resource on this island that would serve to lower the rates, spur economic growth and provide security for the people. Drive Helco to this resource. 


Walter Andrade

Hamakua Coast