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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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March 22, 2022

Shared solar project proposals sought to benefit low-, moderate-income customers on Oahu, Maui, Hawaii Island

Hawaiian Electric is seeking project proposals to provide customers with low- and moderate-incomes (LMI) on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island the opportunity to participate in a shared solar program (also called community-based renewable energy or CBRE). This Request for Proposals provides exclusive opportunities for low- and moderate-income families to realize the benefits of participating in our transition to a renewable energy future.

March 17, 2022

Hawaiian Electric expands online platform to make it easier for customers to sign up for electrical service

Customers submitting applications for a range of electrical services can now complete the process entirely online using a Hawaiian Electric interactive webtool that allows them to track the progress of their requests in real time.

March 16, 2022

Virtual public meeting set for March 31 on proposed battery energy storage at West Loch Solar in Ewa Beach

Hawaiian Electric will hold a virtual community meeting on Thursday, March 31, 6:30 p.m., via Microsoft Teams and Facebook Live, to introduce its proposed battery energy storage system that would be located at the existing West Loch Solar facility in Ewa Beach.

March 11, 2022

Hawaiian Electric opens new phase of shared solar to developers of small and large projects

Hawaiian Electric has launched shared solar, the latest phase of community-based renewable energy, to developers of small and large projects – including those tailored to low- and moderate-income customers on Hawaii Island, Maui and Oahu.

March 10, 2022

Driven up by Russian invasion, oil prices will push electric bills higher in coming months

As the U.S. and other nations stand with the people of Ukraine and impose powerful economic sanctions on Russia, including the refusal to buy Russian oil, Hawaii will see higher prices at the gas pump and in electric bills.

March 02, 2022

Hawaiian Electric seeking proposals for firm renewable energy on Oahu

Hawaiian Electric will be seeking proposals to acquire 500 to 700 megawatts of energy from firm renewable generation resources. Examples of firm renewable technology include geothermal, waste-to-energy, green hydrogen, biomass and projects using renewable fuels such as biodiesel.

February

February 17, 2022

Hawaiian Electric to host virtual public meeting on plans for firm renewable energy on Oahu

To help meet Hawaii’s decarbonization goals, Hawaiian Electric will file a draft Request for Proposals for firm renewable energy procurement for Oahu.

February 16, 2022

Hawaiian Electric launches Charge Up eBus Pilot to reduce upfront costs for bus operators installing chargers

Hawaiian Electric is accepting applications for its new Charge Up eBus Pilot that provides no-cost electric bus charging infrastructure to eligible bus operators.

February 15, 2022

Hawaiian Electric donates $9,000 to Habitat for Humanity Maui

Hawaiian Electric presented a $9,000 donation to Habitat with Humanity Maui to help more Valley Isle residents achieve homeownership. Provided through the Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation, the grant supports the nonprofit’s Homeownership Education and Financial Literary program where participants are counseled on credit scores, loan applications, budgeting, and saving through energy efficiency.

February 09, 2022

Hawaiian Electric hits 38% renewable energy in 2021

Buoyed by a full year of geothermal production and an increase in private rooftop solar, Hawaiian Electric achieved a 38% consolidated renewable portfolio standard in 2021.

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