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November 22, 2022

Hawaiian Electric announces 7 solar projects to benefit low- and moderate-income customers on Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui

Hawaiian Electric has selected seven solar projects on Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui to be the first on each island to offer the shared solar program (also known as community-based renewable energy or CBRE) to help lower the electric bills of customers who meet low- and moderate-income (LMI) levels and are unable to install privately-owned rooftop solar.

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October

October 18, 2022

Hawaiian Electric to host 6 Resilient and Renewable Energy community workshops on Oahu starting Oct. 24

Hawaiian Electric will host six hybrid community workshops across Oahu starting Oct. 24 to seek input on where microgrids can support energy resilience and what areas may be suitable for potential grid-scale renewable generation.

October 17, 2022

Hawaii sees increased representation in national program advocating for women in clean energy

Hawaii’s representation in a national program devoted to increasing leadership of women in clean energy continues to grow with the selection of two Hawaii executives to the role of “ambassador” in the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy.

October 12, 2022

Hawaiian Electric grants/donations strengthen environmental protection, sustainability efforts by locally-based nonprofits

Hawaiian Electric has awarded a total of $83,000 in environmental grants and donations to eight local nonprofit organizations contributing to the long-term protection and sustainability of Hawaii’s unique ecosystem.

September

September 28, 2022

Hawaiian Electric adding more EV fast chargers on Oahu

As the country celebrates National Drive Electric Week Hawaiian Electric is pleased to announce the addition of a new electric vehicle fast charging site at the Bishop Museum and two more that will be opening soon at other locations on Oahu.

September 13, 2022

Registration open for Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery, Oct. 29

Hawaiian Electric, Kamehameha Schools, and the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium invite students, parents and teachers to celebrate the 21st annual Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery, a free science event with more than 21 workshops highlighting space exploration, Polynesian voyaging, robotics coding and hands-on educational activities designed for students in grades 3-12.

September 01, 2022

Good news on electric rates: Lower fuel prices to bring down bills on 4 islands

Hawaiian Electric customers on Hawaii, Maui, Lanai and Molokai will see lower rates in September that reflect the first significant drop in oil prices since spring. Oahu customers will see a smaller rate increase than expected with the shutdown of the AES coal-fired power plant.

August

August 11, 2022

Mililani I Solar now sending clean energy to Oahu grid

Mililani I Solar – the first of nine clean energy projects slated to come online on Oahu through 2024 – is now feeding lower-cost renewable energy to Hawaiian Electric’s grid. Over time, these projects will help stabilize the cost of energy for customers.

August 07, 2022

Hawaii ends use of coal for power generation as 30-year contract with Oahu plant winds down

The power purchase contract between Hawaiian Electric and AES Corporation, which has operated the coal-fired power plant at Campbell Industrial Park since 1992, will end at midnight on Sept. 1. The facility is the last in Hawaii to use coal to make electricity.

August 02, 2022

Hawaiian Electric deploys latest EV fast chargers in Mililani

Electric vehicle drivers can now power up at a new Hawaiian Electric fast charging station at Town Center of Mililani. The Central Oahu location features two publicly accessible fast chargers that can provide more than 40 miles of additional range for a typical EV in 15 minutes.

July

July 25, 2022

Hawaiian Electric begins negotiations with new developer of Lanai solar project

Hawaiian Electric has selected a new developer, DG Development & Acquisition, LLC, to build and maintain Lanai Solar, the largest utility-scale renewable energy project on Lanai and the island’s first to offer the shared solar program (also known as community-based renewable energy or CBRE).

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