Hawaiian Electric Co. customers will see a new charge on their electric bills this month that will be used to help finance clean energy installations for low-income residents.
The "Green Infrastructure Fee" wil be used to finance the state’s Green Energy Securitization or GEMS program. That program is designed to help low-income customers to obtain "green infrastructure improvements, such as rooftop photovoltaic" systems. The additional fee will add about $1.29 to the monthly HECO bill. Aloha, Russ.