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April 03, 2019

Hawaiian Electric Companies targeting 2022 in move to acquire more renewable energy

With the planned closure of the coal-burning AES Hawaii power plant on Oahu and retirement of Maui's oldest oil-fired plant within the next five years, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are beginning the second phase of an ambitious renewable resource procurement to continue the transition from fossil-fueled power generation to clean energy.

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April

April 19, 2019

Hawaiian Electric marks Earth Day with Sustainability Report

To mark Earth Day, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are releasing their 12th annual Sustainability Report for 2018-19, describing efforts to address climate change, enhance community resilience and sustainability, and move Hawaii closer to 100 percent clean energy by 2045, or sooner.

April 15, 2019

Customers not fooled during latest surge of utility scam calls

Dozens of scam "robocalls" to Hawaiian Electric customers threatening disconnection were ignored last week, an encouraging sign that customers are just hanging up on scammers.

April 12, 2019

Hawaiian Electric grant to Touch A Heart improves employment opportunities for Hoololi program interns

A $10,000 grant from Hawaiian Electric to the nonprofit Touch A Heart (TAH) helped support 12-week internships for Ginger Narawa and Thomas Dias, who graduate today from the Hoololi Food Services Program.

April 03, 2019

Hawaiian Electric Companies targeting 2022 in move to acquire more renewable energy

With the planned closure of the coal-burning AES Hawaii power plant on Oahu and retirement of Maui's oldest oil-fired plant within the next five years, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are beginning the second phase of an ambitious renewable resource procurement to continue the transition from fossil-fueled power generation to clean energy.

March

March 27, 2019

First phase of grid modernization plan approved

The PUC has approved our grid modernization plan to put the latest digital technology to work managing the electric grids on five islands and giving customers more control over their energy costs.

March 27, 2019

Six low-priced solar-plus-storage projects approved for Oahu, Maui and Hawaii islands

Six grid-scale solar-plus-battery storage projects, the largest and lowest-cost portfolio of renewable energy resources to be assembled at one time in Hawaii, have been approved by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).

March 25, 2019

Hawaiian Electric employees and retirees raise more than $400,000 for Aloha United Way

Employees and retirees of Hawaiian Electric raised $417,633 for Aloha United Way (AUW) during a year-long fundraising campaign to support the nonprofit agency’s mission of building stronger, more resilient communities.

March 22, 2019

Hawaiian Electric honored for best practices in outage communications

We have received a 2019 Best Practices Award in Outage Communications from Chartwell, Inc. for the development, implementation and promotion of a mobile app and online outage map/reporting tool that has resulted in significant new engagement with customers.

March 21, 2019

Energy Systems Integration Group honors five from Hawaii for utility leadership excellence

Five individuals from Hawaii utilities, including four from the Hawaiian Electric Companies, were among 40 national winners of the Energy Systems Integration Group’s 2019 Excellence Awards.

March 21, 2019

PUC approves special rates for electric buses

The move to replace fossil-fueled, combustion engine buses with cleaner, quieter, more efficient electric buses on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii islands got a boost from Public Utilities Commission approval of a pilot program offering special time-of-use rates for electric bus charging.

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