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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December 13, 2023

Hawaiian Electric’s Battery Bonus program hits cap on Oahu

Hawaiian Electric’s Battery Bonus program, which pays a cash incentive and bill credits to customers who add battery storage to their rooftop solar systems, has reached its maximum capacity of 40 megawatts (MW) on Oahu, and no new applications are being processed at this time. A successor incentive program to Battery Bonus known as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) will be available to Hawaiian Electric customers starting March 1, 2024.

December 11, 2023

Hawaiian Electric’s Waiau repower project selected

Hawaiian Electric’s proposal to replace six aging fossil-fuel generators at its Waiau Power Plant in Pearl City with more efficient, fuel-flexible units has been selected to advance to the next stage of an energy procurement process overseen by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).

December 08, 2023

Latest round of Hawaiian Electric clean energy procurement includes bids for firm generation to boost grid reliability

Hawaiian Electric will begin contract negotiations with the developers of 15 renewable energy projects on Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui that will further reduce Hawaiis dependence on imported oil for power generation.


November 29, 2023

Hawaiian Electric begins upgrading its EV fast charging sites

Hawaiian Electric is upgrading its electric vehicle fast charging locations with state-of-the-art charging equipment that will enhance the EV driver experience and increase station reliability.

November 28, 2023

Hawaiian Electric, Innergex end contract for planned grid-scale solar, battery storage in South Maui

Hawaiian Electric and developer Innergex Renewable Energy have terminated an agreement for a planned grid-scale solar and battery storage project in South Maui hit with lengthy delays resulting from the developer’s legal challenges and pandemic-related cost and supply-chain issues.

November 27, 2023

Shift and Save pilot, new time-of-use rates to launch Feb. 1 for 16,000 customers on Oahu, Hawaii Island only

Hawaiian Electric has expanded the Shift and Save pilot program on Oahu and Hawaii Island to 16,000 participants who will test new time-of-use (TOU) rates starting Feb. 1. The randomly selected customers, including 4,000 newly added households and businesses, will be notified via email or postal mail by Dec. 5.

November 15, 2023

Hawaiian Electric customers urged to be on alert for scams during busy holiday season

Tis the season for scammers to prey on utility customers. Today is Utility Scam Awareness Day and Hawaiian Electric wants to remind customers that it doesn’t accept payment via cryptocurrency, prepaid debit cards, gift cards or money transfer.

November 08, 2023

Hawaiian Electric supports One Ohana Initiative with statewide partners to aid healing, path forward for Hawaii

Hawaiian Electric President and CEO Shelee Kimura issued this statement today: After three months, the devastation and pain on Maui and across Hawaii are still fresh in our minds and hearts. We hope to honor those who have been lost and seriously injured by providing support and a path forward.

November 08, 2023

Moratorium on service disconnections for nonpayment for Maui customers extended through Jan. 5, 2024

Suspension of service disconnections for all Hawaiian Electric customers on Maui has been extended through at least Jan. 5, 2024, in accordance with the extension of Gov. Josh Green’s emergency proclamation. Maui customers who are financially challenged by the devastating wildfires will not have to worry about potential disconnection of their electric service.

November 03, 2023

Hawaiian Electric conducting routine aerial line inspections for Maui from Nov. 6-9

To maintain reliable service, Hawaiian Electric will be using a helicopter to perform routine power line inspections on Maui on Monday, Nov. 6 to Thursday, Nov. 9, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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