In continued partnership with federal, state and county agencies, and with the clearance to re-enter parts of Lahaina, Maui emergency management officials have asked Hawaiian Electric to start replacing poles and other electrical equipment that were damaged by the windstorms and wildfires in and around Lahaina.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To help meet Hawaii’s decarbonization goals, Hawaiian Electric will file a draft Request for Proposals for firm renewable energy procurement for Oahu.
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.
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.
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.