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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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.
Hawaiian Electric customer accounts that would normally face disconnection will instead be enrolled in a 12-month payment plan to keep the lights on.
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
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.
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.
The 2021 Central Pacific hurricane season starts today and Hawaiian Electric is advising customers, both residential and commercial, to be prepared and have emergency plans in place.
Hawaiian Electric reminds customers to use extreme caution when picking fruit near overhead power lines. An incident in Wahiawa last week left a man injured after a metal fruit picker he was using contacted a power line.
Hawaiian Electric will not disconnect customers with past due accounts immediately after May 31, 2021, the end of the moratorium on disconnections set by the Public Utilities Commission. But customers are urged to act now to set up a payment plan to avoid disconnection in the future.
Millions of dollars in federal assistance to households behind on rent and electric bills are now available through the County of Maui.
Hawaiian Electric statement on motion seeking approval of Kapolei Energy Storage with fewer restrictions
Hawaiian Electric issued the following statement on its filing of a motion for reconsideration with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on the Kapolei Energy Storage (KES) project: