The cost of electricity in Hawaii is generally higher than on the U.S. mainland because the electric systems on each island are independent. There are no neighboring utilities from which to draw power in the event of a problem. Thus, we must build additional backup capabilities into our systems. Additionally, our state's remote location adds to the cost of doing business. We work hard to keep costs to our customers as reasonable as possible while still ensuring the reliable service they expect and deserve. These are the electrical rates as set by the Public Utilities Commission.
Click on the left for the electric rates as set by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission for the service territories of Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) (island of Oahu), Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) (island of Hawaii), and Maui Electric Company (MECO) (islands of Maui, Lanai, and Molokai).