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February 15, 2021

Hawaiian Electric hits nearly 35% renewable energy, exceeding state mandate

Driven by higher solar energy and wind production and lower consumer demand, Hawaiian Electric achieved a 34.5 percent consolidated renewable portfolio standard (RPS) in 2020.

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July

July 28, 2021

Hawaiian Electric collecting feedback on shared solar program for Molokai

Hawaiian Electric is hosting a virtual stakeholder meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., to collect feedback from Molokai residents and business owners, renewable energy developers, and interested parties regarding Molokai shared solar projects, also known as the Community-Based Renewable Energy (CBRE) program.

July 19, 2021

New ‘Battery Bonus’ program to offer Oahu customers cash incentive to add energy storage to rooftop solar system

Hawaiian Electric is accepting applications for Battery Bonus, a new program that will pay a cash incentive for residential and commercial customers on Oahu to add energy storage (a battery) to an existing or new rooftop solar system.

July 07, 2021

$25K grant from Hawaiian Electric to develop resilience leaders at Kapiolani CC

Kapiolani CC will use a $25,000 grant from Hawaiian Electric to establish a new program that will develop Resilience Corps Leaders (RCL), the next generation of sustainability and resilience professionals, educators and neighborhood residents who can integrate sustainability and resilience competencies into their careers and communities.

July 02, 2021

Hawaiian Electric and MANAOLA Hawaii joint fundraiser for Aloha United Way features new bath & body collection

Starting today, Hawaiian Electric and luxury Hawaiian fashion label MANAOLA Hawaii are launching pre-sales of a new environmentally-conscious bath and body collection as a fundraiser for Aloha United Way (AUW).

July 02, 2021

Hawaiian Electric donations support West Oahu community

Hawaiian Electric has donated a total of $36,000 to six nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives of youth, kupuna and/or underserved populations in West Oahu, several that serve as critical lifelines in a community hard hit by the pandemic.

June

June 28, 2021

Hawaii microgrid tariff seen as model for other states

Hawaii has become only the second state with a formal microgrid services tariff – and Microgrid Knowledge, a national publication, reports the framework can be a model for other states.

June 23, 2021

Hawaiian Electric to auto-enroll past due accounts in 12-month payment plan to avoid disconnection

Hawaiian Electric customer accounts that would normally face disconnection will instead be enrolled in a 12-month payment plan to keep the lights on.

June 10, 2021

Hawaiian Electric grants to help strengthen Waimanalo community by advancing resilience initiatives

Hawaiian Electric has awarded $25,000 grants to Waimanalo-based nonprofits Hui Malama O Ke Kai Foundation and Waimanalo Learning Center for initiatives aimed at building community resilience

June 09, 2021

Hawaiian Electric wins approval for pilot program to encourage expansion of electric bus fleets

Hawaiian Electric received approval to move forward with a pilot program that will encourage the growth of electric bus fleets by helping bus operators reduce the upfront cost of installing charging equipment on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island.

June 07, 2021

Hawaiian Electric microgrid powers three Central Oahu Army installations during test of energy resilience

During a major outage, the Schofield Generating Station will be able to power up a utility-owned microgrid consisting of three U.S. Army installations in Central Oahu. That’s what a joint Hawaiian Electric-Army exercise determined last week – just in time for hurricane season.

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