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January 16, 2019

2018 saw 5% jump in residential rooftop solar installations

Installation of residential rooftop solar systems used by Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light customers increased by 5.3 percent in 2018 from 2017, continuing Hawaii’s leadership as the No. 1 state for private rooftop solar.

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November

November 02, 2018

Hawaiian Electric fundraiser cookbook now available

Watt’s Cookin' – Hawaiian Electric Favorites is a 143-page recipe collection just published by Hawaiian Electric employees as a fundraiser for Aloha United Way, the nonprofit organization providing services for Hawaii’s most vulnerable populations.

November 02, 2018

PUC approves transfer of jointly owned utility poles from Hawaiian Telcom to Hawaiian Electric Companies

The Hawaiian Electric Companies have acquired Hawaiian Telcom's ownership interest in approximately 120,000 jointly-owned utility electric distribution poles on Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii island under agreements approved by the Public Utilities Commission.

October

October 24, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companies' new NEM Plus program allows solar customers to add storage, non-export technology

The Hawaiian Electric Companies have launched NEM Plus, a program that allows Net Energy Metering customers to add features such as energy storage to their rooftop solar systems – as long as the new equipment doesn’t export power to the grid.

October 22, 2018

Hawaiian Electric to replace 1,200 potentially defective electric meters at Oahu businesses

Hawaiian Electric is notifying commercial customers about a potential hazard that relates to a particular brand of electric meter installed at businesses on Oahu.

October 09, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companies select 7 solar-plus-storage projects for record increase in renewable energy

Seven major solar-plus-storage projects on three islands, representing the largest infusion of renewable energy in state history, are now in contract negotiations between developers and the Hawaiian Electric Companies.

September

September 20, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companies invites public, energy stakeholders to Integrated Grid Planning workshop

The Hawaiian Electric Companies will host a public workshop to highlight their new Integrated Grid Planning process – an innovative approach to planning for the grid of the future as the state moves toward 100 percent renewables.

September 10, 2018

Hawaiian Electric funds electric vehicle for JABSOM's Hawaii HOME Project

Hawaiian Electric Company and the HEI Charitable Foundation have donated $30,000 to the University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine's Hawaii Homeless Outreach & Medical Education Project (HOME) to purchase an electric vehicle.

September 06, 2018

Hawaiian Electric mobile app now shows where to find an EV fast charger and more

The Hawaiian Electric mobile app for smart phones now shows electric vehicle drivers where to find Hawaiian Electric Companies' fast charging stations.

August

August 20, 2018

Hawaiian Electric begins construction to relocate 46-kV cables serving Waikiki crossing the Ala Wai Canal

Hawaiian Electric will begin construction this week to install new 46 kilovolt cables serving Waikiki crossing under the Ala Wai Canal to make way for dredging of the canal.

August 18, 2018

Thirteen Local Companies Give Back at Kaala Farm

More than 150 volunteers today joined The Trust for Public Land at Kaala Farm in Waianae on Oahu's Leeward Shore to take part in a communal land restoration effort.

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