NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) announced that the Hawaii Business Roundtable, a statewide public policy organization made up of CEOs and senior executives of companies headquartered or maintaining significant operations in Hawaii, has expressed its support for the merger between the two companies. In doing so, the Hawaii Business Roundtable is affirming its position that NextEra Energy is the right energy partner to help Hawaiian Electric build a more affordable renewable energy future for Hawaii.
"We sincerely appreciate the Hawaii Business Roundtable stepping forward and voicing its support for our partnership with Hawaiian Electric," said Eric Gleason, president of NextEra Energy Hawaii. "The support we have received from Hawaii residents, business and local organizations from across the state strengthens our belief that together, we will achieve a more affordable, renewable energy future."
"The Hawaii Business Roundtable's support of the proposed merger is especially meaningful given the leadership of Hawaii's business community that the organization represents," said Alan Oshima, president and chief executive officer of Hawaiian Electric. "NextEra Energy will be a strong partner who will work with us to reach our clean energy goals, and we are pleased that the Hawaii Business Roundtable agrees."