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Say Aloha To Hawaiian Electric: A Utility With A 5% Dividend And An Interesting Subsidiary

Exotic Companies in Exotic Locales...

One sector that I have been especially interested in recently has been specialized utilities. I define a specialized utility as a company providing an essential service to a specific area or group that, for many reasons, has special needs divergent from the majority of the population. In one of my earlier articles I discussed Consolidated Water (NASDAQ:CWCO), a company that supplies fresh water to islands in the Caribbean through desalination. Living on a small island entails numerous special challenges and obtaining goods and services that many people take for granted on the mainland can be extremely challenging.

Another interest facet about islands is that their wildlife, culture, population and ultimately businesses evolve and...

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