KEALAKEHE, Hawaii – Marco Mangelsdorf, a founding member of ProVision Technologies (now Pro Vision Solar), recently spoke about his efforts as Secretary and Spokesperson for the Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative.
According to the HIEC website:
The Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative is a non-profit cooperative association formed by community and business leaders on Hawaii Island to explore the potential merits of a community-based, cooperative ownership structure for electric utility service on the Big Island. HIEC is also exploring how other energy sectors, such as transportation, can be transformed to be more sustainable and environmentally-friendly. – hiec.coop
Mangelsdorf made the presentation during the June 18th Kona Community Enterprises Energy Forum, in which one of the main topics of discussion was the proposed merger between Hawaiian Electric Industries and Florida-based NextEra Energy currently before the Public Utilities Commission. HIEC is an intervenor in the docket.