With the planned closure of the coal-burning AES Hawaii power plant on Oahu and retirement of Maui's oldest oil-fired plant within the next five years, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are beginning the second phase of an ambitious renewable resource procurement to continue the transition from fossil-fueled power generation to clean energy.
Hawaiian Electric is warning customers about increased scam activity targeting utility customers. At least half a dozen small business customers have reported receiving telephone calls saying that their electric bill is delinquent and that they’re subject to immediate disconnection.
As the New Year approaches, Hawaiian Electric reminds everyone to celebrate safely.
Hawaiian Electric has contributed more than $100,000 to support nonprofit organizations that provide educational resources, health programs and social services to communities across Oahu.
More than 1,000 people from eight Leeward Oahu shelters were treated to a special holiday gathering hosted by the nonprofit Ohana and Friends of West Oahu on Saturday, Dec. 20 at Paradise Cove.
A grant of $23,000 to the nonprofit Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society (WLFPS) from Hawaiian Electric will help ensure the ongoing restoration, beautification and preservation efforts at the Waikalua Loko Ia, an ancient Hawaiian fishpond in Windward Oahu.
Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii (LDAH) has received a $15,000 donation from Hawaiian Electric to support the nonprofit organization’s work with families statewide.
Yukari Kobayashi, a student at Waikele Elementary School, applied what she learned at school about energy conservation and participated in Hawaiian Electric’s Home Energy Challenge.
Hawaiian Electric Company has submitted applications for approval of six power purchase agreements for independently-owned solar facilities totaling 207 megawatts to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC).
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) and Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HE) (HEI) today announced a definitive agreement under which the companies have agreed to combine. The transaction, which is valued at approximately $4.3 billion, includes the assumption of $1.7 billion in HEI debt and excludes HEI’s banking subsidiary.
Hawaiian Electric and Pacific Biodiesel agree on new contract for locally produced biofuel for generators on Oahu
Hawaiian Electric and Pacific Biodiesel Technologies have signed a contract for the Maui-based biofuel company to supply biodiesel processed from waste cooking oil and other local feedstocks, primarily for use at the 110-megawatt Campbell Industrial Park generation facility with the capability for use at other Oahu power plants as needed.