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April 01, 2024

New framework streamlines choices for Hawaiian Electric customers in rooftop solar and energy storage programs

Hawaiian Electric today launched a new framework that streamlines choices for customers participating in the company’s rooftop solar energy programs. “Smart Renewable Energy” represents the next step in Hawaiian Electric’s push to bring more customer-sited renewable energy resources onto the grid as Hawaii strives to achieve its ambitious clean energy goals.

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July

July 07, 2022

Hawaiian Electric corporate giving focuses on improving quality of life for vulnerable community members

Hawaiian Electric has donated a total of $75,500 to seven Hawaii-based nonprofit organizations that provide social services to help improve the quality of life for vulnerable community members on the five islands served by the company.

July 06, 2022

Next stage of renewable energy projects for Maui to be discussed at July 14 virtual meeting

As part of ongoing efforts to replace fossil-fuel generation on Maui, Hawaiian Electric will share and address community input received on its draft request for proposals (RFP) seeking a potential variety of renewable energy projects during a virtual community meeting on Thursday, July 14, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

July 05, 2022

Hawaiian Electric to host July 12 virtual community meeting on next stage of renewable energy projects for Oahu

As part of ongoing efforts to replace fossil-fuel generation on Oahu, Hawaiian Electric will share and address community input received on its draft request for proposals (RFP) seeking a potential variety of renewable energy projects during a virtual community meeting on Tuesday, July 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

July 01, 2022

5-year action plan to harden electric grids will prepare islands for increasing threat from severe weather events

Hawaiian Electric plans to begin hardening its island grids as part of a major investment in resilience that will enable its systems to better withstand severe events, including weather-related disasters fueled by climate change.

June

June 02, 2022

Hawaiian Electric expands Battery Bonus program to customers on Maui

Maui residents and businesses can now sign up for Hawaiian Electric’s Battery Bonus program, which pays a cash incentive to customers with rooftop solar who add energy storage capacity, providing support to the grid as fossil fuel power plants are retired.

June 01, 2022

Hurricane season is upon us – are you prepared?

Hawaiian Electric crews will be upgrading underground utility equipment at the intersection of S. Pauahi and Bethel streets in the Chinatown area of downtown Honolulu starting Wednesday, June 1, and continuing on multiple weekdays throughout June.

May

May 19, 2022

Hawaiian Electric seeks developers of projects small and large in latest phase of shared solar

Hawaiian Electric is seeking renewable energy project developers to kickstart shared solar, the companyʻs latest phase of community-based renewable energy (CBRE), on Hawaii Island, Maui and Oahu.

May 04, 2022

Hawaiian Electric to inspect utility pole attachments

Hawaiian Electric will inspect utility pole attachments at homes and businesses on Hawaii Island starting this week. Inspections will begin in the Hilo and Puna areas and then continue north and around the island through December 2023.

May 04, 2022

Hawaiian Electric launches major push for next stage of renewable energy generation projects for Oahu, Maui

Hawaiian Electric has drafted requests for proposals (RFP) for potentially a broad array of renewable energy projects on Oahu and Maui that will enable the future retirement of generators that run on imported oil.

May 03, 2022

Molokai residents invited to free drive-through for energy-savings kit on May 11

Molokai residents are invited to pick up a free kit containing energy-saving items to help reduce energy use at home on Wednesday, May 11, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the following drive-through locations on the island.

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